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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490

biggrin.gif Mayo FTW! I need TIM ..almost out ..sad-smiley-002.gif
I've done metal-to-metal before..lapped..had to downclock and undervolt :wheee.gif
Oh yeah..I have that tube of Radio Shack junk somewhere..rolleyes.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/29/12 at 9:18pm
 
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Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

What would happen if I just set my air cooler on the CPU without any sort of paste in between?
I mean nothing, flat, clean metal touching metal directly?
How high up would the temps go?

If you could actually get 100% metal-to-metal - which is impossible, it would be excellent. TIM is only meant to fill the MICRO PORES of the heatsink and CPU heat spreader.

Test have shown a substantial lowering of temp by using a minute amount of TIM to fill the machining marks, scratchs and low spots in the surface of the heatsink and CPU heatspreader, i.e. 28C in the test data below. Obviously the better the metal-to-metal contact the less the temp. drop.

You could test it for yourself but keep a close eye on the temp. and stop the test before you damage anything.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-October-2011/1396/5
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/29/12 at 9:19pm
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490
biggrin.gif Mayo FTW! I need TIM ..almost out ..sad-smiley-002.gif
I've done metal-to-metal before..lapped..had to downclock and undervolt :wheee.gif
Oh yeah..I have that tube of Radio Shack junk somewhere..rolleyes.gif

So much paste, so little time.
also toothpaste does it pretty dam well. As5 FTW.
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