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Has anyone here ever used liquid metal type thermal paste like Coollab Ultra? I've been reading up about it and it seems to give better cooling performance over regular thermal paste. If you have used this type of thermal paste how was it?
     
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Well there are a few people making these now, but be aware. I can't remember the name, but there is one brand/product out there that actually eats away at the IHS on the CPU. So it would void your warranty.

IIRC, the one complaint is that you have to be real quick with the stuff, I guess it begins to oxidize or some similar reaction along those lines takes place and it starts to thicken.
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The guy above me is right. The TIM that destroys your IHS is the one OP mentioned--Collab Ultra. Generally yes liquid metal TIM does perform better but its damaging effects make it no longer worth the hassle. In addition I've heard that over time performance not only degrades but the paste itself suffers from what ^ he said.
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I had read that but was under the impression that the corrosion problem was only with aluminum heatsinks and copper or nickel would be ok.
     
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I had read that but was under the impression that the corrosion problem was only with aluminum heatsinks and copper or nickel would be ok.

I think it is the opposite. If you have a HDT (heatpipe direct contact) cooler it will be corrosive.
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I have heard that too that's why I didn't use it with my Hyper 212. I was thinking of using this thermal paste with a copper plated water block. I've been using Artic Silver 5 but the 200 hour cure time is a pain. This has almost no cure time and all metal seems to dissipate heat better thats why I was asking. Maybe instead I'll try IC Diamond 7.
     
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I hear good stuff about the IC carat 7. You against trying some shin-Etsu x23? I'm really glad I switched to it from As5.
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How about using Indigo Xtreme?
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post #9 of 9
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I have seen that but it's pretty new so I really don't know much about it. If i didn't use the liquid metal I was going to use shin etsu or diamond caret 7.
     
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