So lets look at this from an economical/marketing stand-point. CoolLabs takes this feedback, spends money to develop a better product, they have to add more chemicals to said product, thus production cost rises. So now they have to sell this stuff for more than the PRO. Well if it's not better than the PRO but it costs more for the consumer, how do they sell it? I'll tell you how, market it as an updated version of the PRO. People say, "Wow, the PRO was pretty good but now they released the Ultra, it must be better." And in some cases with heatsink and IHS, it is better. But when you do a side by side comparison on a direct die, you get results like this guy:
Conspiracies! It's sure great you have such a deep understanding of how to manufacture thermal paste and the decisions the company goes through, surely it has nothing to do with the fact that maybe costs went down for one of many possible reasons (better technology, better equipment, easier to manufacturer, etc), that they figured out what they needed for high end thermal paste and how to make it better, etc. The price increase from CLP to CLU is also quite substantial, you think it costs Coollab $2 extra per tube for the extra goodies that they put in clu vs clp?
those bastards. they lie to us. now lets keep buying their paste. their probably republicans too.
What are we even arguing about here? I think we have a pretty darn good sample size to prove that CLP is the way to go. It's like anything else, if there were other TIM's shown (through personal experience not reviews) by fellow members to perform better, clearly people would be using that TIM. This is the delidded crewman club, most of us are delidding because we are after top performance and we're not going to just use a product that is inferior strictly because others SAY it's good. The proof is in the pudding. If a few months from now I saw that a different TIM has been shown by fellow delidders to perform better than CLP, I'd be trying that on my next delid.
For the longest time everyone said AS5 was the best, even though much better pastes came out long ago that significantly outperfomed it. As is the case with pc parts, takes a while for something to get popular. I dont think it's correct to say just because everyone uses something, that it's the best. It took years before people moved on from as5, i mean you still got people saying the best.
I'm not saying one way or the other CLU vs CLP, there doesnt seem to be any evidence on way or the other, but given that Coollab released CLU as an updated version of CLP, I would think it's better, or at least equal in performance but just easier to deal with. So most people in here have used CLP, that would make sense since CLP has been around longer... and you can't go by who got the most temp drops, or else it'd stand to say clp is terrible (the lowest result is CLP, at 6*C) and CLU is the best (31*C drop).
anyways im sure clu/clp >>> pk3. ill post results with pk3 and if i find i need more degrees ill buy some clp or clu first thing. maybe ill get lucky and get a chip that doesnt even need to be delidded.Edited by Belial - 1/5/13 at 6:03pm