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post #21 of 81
CPU isn't going to get hot enough to caramelize anything and survive, and caramel almost assuredly has worse thermal conductivity than most TIMs.

Honey also has a high water content.
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Better stick to el cheapo silicone based one, than this lol.

(see what i did there)
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http://www.dansdata.com/goop.htm
no honey but some other alternative thermal pastes there
Edited by BURNINGchicken3 - 8/11/12 at 5:49pm
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post #24 of 81
There are different ways to make synthetic diamond...detonation is the most impractical.

Natural diamond has a thermal conductivity of 2200.
Synthetic diamond has a thermal conductivity of 2000-2500.

There's also a very thorough thermal paste comparison chart here
Edited by sortableturnip - 8/11/12 at 6:37pm
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Better stick to el cheapo silicone based one, than this lol.
(see what i did there)

Why do silicone pastes exists? Isn't silicone super thermally insulative?
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Why do silicone pastes exists? Isn't silicone super thermally insulative?

I think that the deal with silicone paste is that it's cheap, and that it still conducts heat better than air,and is (or was) used as the base for the more advanced aluminium oxide/silver containing thermal pastes made by AC, TT and all the other manufacturers.

Personally, I use simple silicone paste that my dad brought me from his workplace, where they use it in those big hawt electronic box thingies which I forgot their names biggrin.gif
Also because I ran out of some cheapo silver containing TIM, but now I plan to try and use graphite in my paste, see how it works.
Edited by Lhtrf - 8/13/12 at 7:14pm
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So I've decided I'd give this whole graphite in TIM idea a try. First I took some of that regular old silicone paste, and a pencil, cut it up so I could take out the lead, ground it up on my trusty Leatherman file, and started mixing it.

Here are some pics of the TIM/graphite ammount, but note that I added some more TIM afterwards (a bit more than what you'd put on your cpu)



There's about 1/3 of a pencil in there.



About half a milliliter of the grey TIM

That ammount of the TIM should probably be enough for over 5 CPU covers I suppose, and perhaps even going to try it on my GPU if it turns out good.

These are my current PC temps, I'll update later today, because I'll be off the interwebz, dad's taking router back to ISP today because it disconnects every round 30 mins doh.gif I just hate the quality of products nowadays tongue.gif




EDIT:
Okay, so I managed to do this before my dad woke up to take the router with him to work. What I see here is a 3*C drop on the CPU, which seems to make the dirty fingers worth it smile.gif I put on some small dabs of the TIM on my CPU, and spread it with a utility knife's blade (because I find it does the job well, could have used a credit card as well.)

Edited by Lhtrf - 8/13/12 at 9:32pm
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Originally Posted by Lhtrf View Post

So I've decided I'd give this whole graphite in TIM idea a try. First I took some of that regular old silicone paste, and a pencil, cut it up so I could take out the lead, ground it up on my trusty Leatherman file, and started mixing it.
Here are some pics of the TIM/graphite ammount, but note that I added some more TIM afterwards (a bit more than what you'd put on your cpu)
[ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1003149/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]
There's about 1/3 of a pencil in there.

About half a milliliter of the grey TIM
That ammount of the TIM should probably be enough for over 5 CPU covers I suppose, and perhaps even going to try it on my GPU if it turns out good.
These are my current PC temps, I'll update later today, because I'll be off the interwebz, dad's taking router back to ISP today because it disconnects every round 30 mins doh.gif I just hate the quality of products nowadays tongue.gif

EDIT:
Okay, so I managed to do this before my dad woke up to take the router with him to work. What I see here is a 3*C drop on the CPU, which seems to make the dirty fingers worth it smile.gif I put on some small dabs of the TIM on my CPU, and spread it with a utility knife's blade (because I find it does the job well, could have used a credit card as well.)


Interesting...
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Interesting...

Very interesting biggrin.gif

I found out I also get on top of the 3*C idle (which at times reaches 4-5*C less temps too) a whole 6*C temp drop while gaming, which drops my cpu temp from 55*C (which is at the low-value of maximum for my CPU (55-62*C), to a more comfortable 49C thumb.gif I have to thank the OP for bringing up this idea, and the person that stated that graphite is a good heat conductor, which gave me the idea to do this, as 6*C temp difference while under stress seems like quite a big difference, and a very cheap one too. biggrin.gif
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Very interesting biggrin.gif
I found out I also get on top of the 3*C idle (which at times reaches 4-5*C less temps too) a whole 6*C temp drop while gaming, which drops my cpu temp from 55*C (which is at the low-value of maximum for my CPU (55-62*C), to a more comfortable 49C thumb.gif I have to thank the OP for bringing up this idea, and the person that stated that graphite is a good heat conductor, which gave me the idea to do this, as 6*C temp difference while under stress seems like quite a big difference, and a very cheap one too. biggrin.gif

What kind of silicone paste did you use? and what grade of pencil, #2??
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