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Why You Cannot Use Gallium as TIM

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I think I've seen a couple of threads before with people asking whether they can use metal (esp gallium) for TIM. I just came across a video demonstrating it.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHHI2Lk79cY[/ame]

Note: I have no idea where this should belong to. If it's in the wrong place I hope a mod will move it (or delete it) laugher.gif

Edit: I figured I should probably mention, this is for aluminium heatsinks.
Edited by ikcti - 9/29/11 at 1:13am
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post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ikcti;15110000 
I think I've seen a couple of threads before with people asking whether they can use metal (esp gallium) for TIM. I just came across a video demonstrating it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHHI2Lk79cY

Note: I have no idea where this should belong to. If it's in the wrong place I hope a mod will move it (or delete it) laugher.gif

Isn't it just aluminum that it affects? Anyone worried about tim that much probably wouldn't be using a cheap heatsink.
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Wow! :O
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylorsci;15110029 
Isn't it just aluminum that it affects? Anyone worried about tim that much probably wouldn't be using a cheap heatsink.

Yes it is just aluminium. But I guess this is just a warning for those running aluminium heatsinks. Especially stock smile.gif
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Damn. My jaw was dropped that whole video.
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post #6 of 9
so THAT's why my heatsink fell apart into my psu and expoded!
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post #7 of 9
Even then, would it even provide better conductivity than more traditional TIMs? And even if it did, how much to actually make it worth playing with? I think I'll just stick with the standard stuff...
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Imagine submerge the whole aluminium heatsink into the gallium :/
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WHOAH!
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