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Old 02-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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Title: Thermal Compound Roundup - February 2012
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"Following up on our Thermal Compound Roundup – January 2012 review, we are adding five more thermal compounds to our roundup, for a total of 65 different models from Akasa, Antec, Arctic Cooling, Arct..."

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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the Connectland Silver Cool seems to look exactly like Deep Cools Silver TIM same plastic packaging same syringe just different sticker and cardboard background

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Great list. Nice to see an old standby near the top of the heap (Arctic Silver 5).

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Liquid Metal - product for automotive and other applications. Permanent, but holds promise.

Comparison between Heinz & Hunts.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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TourDeFrance,
We are not doing thermal compound tests for a while.
There are two reasons:
1) we tested so many compound that is hard to find new ones.
2) our testbed computer burned, so when we test more compounds, the results can't be compared to the measures taken in the old computer.

For more info on the burnt computer, take a look here:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...er-Review/1516

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Hello.

I have read your reply about not performing new tests, and I understand that - just hope you will get a new computer up and running (or something exact to the old one - even though that is probably close to impossible, even if you had a similar cpu, there can be large differences between 2 cpu's on the exact same production line from the exact same wafer.

Best bet would be to get a most currect cpu (like an ivy bridge 3770k) and redo as many tests as possible in one go, to get the database updated ;-) (I know I know ... it takes a LOT of time, and isn't just done in an evening or a couple of days).

Suggestions for tests, once you get a new system up and running :
1.) The 3M thermal Pads !
http://www.itapestore.com/3mthermalp...944x1foot.aspx
2.) The many different types of 3M thermal tapes (number 1.) should be superior to those - )
3.) fluxless solder (the kind of type that is exactly missing on the ivy bridge processors, because intel cut a few corners - I know that this is not normally an interface material, that regular users can apply.

Also, I have to say, that it is a most interesting and funny idea to test chocolate, mustard and mayonnaise and similar materials - to make the subject somewhat humurous ;-) have to credit that wonderful idea.

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Cyberstorm,
Thanks for your ideas.
We builted a new testing machine, but the effort to retest all (or even most) thermal compound is too large, mainly if there are not new compounds to test by now.
But when we can test compounds again, we will look closely at your suggestions.
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Can mayonnaise be used permanently ?
I have been using it for more than 2 months now on my core 2 duo e7400 @ 3.3 GHz and my idle (36°C) and load (70°C after 50 minutes p95 in-place large fft) temperatures are almost the same.
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I'd only use one of those alternative compounds temporarily. 70*C does seem a bit hot for an E7300 (ulness you're OCing with the stock cooler). The maximum temperature for that CPU is 74*C.

Maybe HWS should do a roundup of alternative compounds?
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Analysing a single temperature reading is pretty useless. The only way to know if the performance of any compound (alternative or not) is good is compare the Delta-T (core temperature minus room temperature) for this compound and a well-known compound.
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I'd only use one of those alternative compounds temporarily. 70*C does seem a bit hot for an E7300 (ulness you're OCing with the stock cooler). The maximum temperature for that CPU is 74*C.

Maybe HWS should do a roundup of alternative compounds?
Yes it is the stock cooler. And the 74°C is the max safe 'TCase' not the 'TCore/TJunction/TJ Max'.

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