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waiting on the ram still. It's from canada, they had that storm. And the noctua mount too (but i can just use the stock cooler at least for the time being), which is coming from austria (the mail from them arrived the day the build was finished but they forgot the lga1155 mount so i gotta wait on mail from austrai all over again).

any day now for the ram. dont expect the noctua mount for a week or two.
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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

Me to i found pro 2- 5 c better then ultra.

Guess it depends on the APP.
I too find Pro performs better then Ultra - but not as much as you - only ~2C difference for me.

But I find Ultra easier to work with and clean, so some still may prefer to use it instead of Pro, even though it seems to perform ~2C worse.
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More people making claims with out any proof. There's an old saying..."Put up or shut up"
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More people making claims with out any proof. There's an old saying..."Put up or shut up"
I could do a few tests for you if you really want, but when my results are different to your results it won't really help anyone decide in the end - hence why my post contained more then just the temp difference and a little guidance for those considering one or the other wink.gif

A few questions for you:
  1. Is this your first time using them both
  2. Did you allow 48 hours for both applications to settle properly before performing your tests?
  3. How much of each did you apply?
  4. What did you use to apply them?
  5. Which one did you test first?
  6. Did you prepare your waterblock and CPU surfaces before each application?
  7. Did you do more then one application of each to confirm your results were accurate?

I could go on, but I'll stop here.
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My methodology was similar to any other thermal paste comparative (this is not my first time running these type of comparatives). No testing is perfect but at least my results show that neither one is "much better" than the other as some people have claimed. I've just ordered 3x each so I can do more tests but I'm satisfied that I've proven my point and this is proven by the fact that others who previously swore that "Pro was the best", having now seen my results as well as the actual heat conductivity ratings I obtained from Coollabs, are planning on purchasing Ultra now.

As far as your questions go, if you actually read the OP properly you'd find most of the answers. Some of your questions tho, show your lack of understanding. Question 2 highlights this as neither of these compounds need time to cure. They perform optimally immediately.
Edited by tw33k - 1/24/13 at 3:46am
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If they would put a needle on the Ultra I would use it again. I thought the Pro was much easier to dispense and I got 3x as many uses from it. The Ultra I think just got messed up in shipping because it was spilled all in the cap and I got 2 uses out of it. I do like the brushes Ultra comes with as opposed to the q-tips that Pro comes with so it's a toss up really. Your results seem to show Pro working better when more heat is being generated.
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If they would put a needle on the Ultra I would use it again. I thought the Pro was much easier to dispense and I got 3x as many uses from it. The Ultra I think just got messed up in shipping because it was spilled all in the cap and I got 2 uses out of it. I do like the brushes Ultra comes with as opposed to the q-tips that Pro comes with so it's a toss up really. Your results seem to show Pro working better when more heat is being generated.

As I said in an earlier post, I'm going to run the 5GHz test again because I think I used too much Ultra both times I tested it. Anyway, a 1c difference is well within the margin of error so it doesn't really prove anything.
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Yeah using too much definitely doesn't help!! I used too much Pro my first ever application and I was only about 10C better than stock and so I looked a bunch of other peoples pictures and considering mine looked like a giant glob of molten metal I realized I had probably used too much. smile.gif
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Some of your questions tho, show your lack of understanding. Question 2 highlights this as neither of these compounds need time to cure. They perform optimally immediately.
This is exactly why i asked question 2 - to see exactly how experienced you are with liquid metal TIM.

You are a little uninformed with Collaboratory Liquid Metal products, as they both require a 48 hour bedin time to perform optimally. This is because the liquid metal takes a while to spread and set.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RTFM 
At period about 48 hours after the application (depending on the thickness of the application) the applied liquid
metal consolidates. Thereby the already really good heat conduction changes for the better

If you overlooked this, what else have you overlooked? And that is why I asked all the questions I did wink.gif
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Simply quoting the user manual does not make one an expert.
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