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Any more info on CLU/CLP hardnening over time causing temps to rise? I am about to delid my 4770k and use CLP on the die.

I've got the same question.
I read conflicting information about whether or not CLU ages on a bare die or not.
Would really like a definitive answer before I order some and delid my cpu...
So which one is the safest to use when delidding?
    
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I've got the same question.
I read conflicting information about whether or not CLU ages on a bare die or not.
Would really like a definitive answer before I order some and delid my cpu...
So which one is the safest to use when delidding?

I got no clue about CLU hardening but I do THINK that I have read about it that it doesn't seem to have the same hardening issue that CLP does.
But if you wanna play it safe, replace the paste every 4 months? Shouldn't be too much effort and it shouldn't have hardened yet by 4 months.
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Aida64 was run for 1 hour stressing FPU only
Ambient temperature was recorded at the start, after half an hour and at the finish using a digital thermo sensor



Phobya
• Easy to spread
• Easy to clean off
• Ran test 3 times to confirm results. 3rd test was aborted due to temp hitting high 60s

Liquid Pro
• Takes some time to spread on HIS
• Pain to clean off
• Test was run 2 times to confirm results

Liquid Ultra
• Very easy to apply
• Used a tiny amount. I wiped it off the end of the syringe with the brush and onto the die
• Very easy to clean off

I know some people are going to dispute the vailidity of these results but I stand by them. During the first Phobya test, I thought I did something wrong so when it finished I immediately removed the chip, cleaned it and reapplied for a second test. I ran a third test to confirm and published the best result. Also, when I saw how much the Ultra beat the Pro by, I re-ran the test with Pro to confirm results.

That's what bugs me so much about TIM! Consistancy is hard to come by for a ton of reasons. Last review I read phobya was cooler by 1c, now u have it warmer by 7-8 lol. *** maybe I'll buy both tongue.gif
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That's what bugs me so much about TIM! Consistancy is hard to come by for a ton of reasons. Last review I read phobya was cooler by 1c, now u have it warmer by 7-8 lol. *** maybe I'll buy both tongue.gif

It proves an important point: liquid TIMs are very close to each other, so close that external variables matter more than the performance itself.
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I was very surprised by the results I got with Phobya and ran the tests multiple times trying to get the perfect spread. If you can, grab all of them and test them for yourself; it's the only way you'll know for sure. Bottom line is: you can't go wrong with any of them.
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If you can, grab all of them and test them for yourself; it's the only way you'll know for sure. Bottom line is: you can't go wrong with any of them. qcw5
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Anyone using this stuff with 2011 CPUs ?
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Does CLU need a curing period? It sounds like that it hardens a bit with time. Does that come with better temps as well?
 
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The CLU over the CPU and GPUs and now under water!



I did some temp testing Post Lap/Delid/CLU and now Post Custom Water Loop - refer to my build log "The Hawaiian Heat Wave" (in sig) for overall results!
 
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I just wanted to add my input to the thread. I'd been using CLU, but had to get a new mobo. I decided to try MX4 and surprisingly, my temps dropped by 4-5c with the same ambient room temps. Color me happy. biggrin.gif
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