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Liquid Metal - Better than AS5?

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http://www.xoxide.com/coollaboratory...-material.html

Is this the best thermal compound available?

Looks like a good idea, but I'm not cinvinced till I've heard rave reviews!
    
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I've read reviews and another modding site(forgot name) that said it not only cures faster than AS5(~20 hours compared to 200), but it does cool a little better than AS5.

I found a review from Google at the FiringSquad.com:

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One new product that has rapidly generated buzz in the extreme cooling community is CoolLaboratory's Liquid Pro. This is a gallium-alloy (presumably galistan) that's liquid at room temperatures and has properties similar to mercury (minus the toxicity). The compound is a literally a pure liquid metal alloy. As a thermal interface, this compound is exceptional with 4 to 5 degree improvements over Arctic Silver being very common. The main reason this compound hasn't gained widespread acceptance is that it's difficult to work with, and the material will oxidize aluminum, meaning that only pure copper coolers can be used. Due to the difficulty of the install, we're only recommending Liquid Pro to experienced system builders running a water-cooled rig. The improvement over Arctic Silver 5 on conventional air cooling isn't substantial enough to warrant changing from Arctic Silver 5.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...1106/page4.asp

Hopefully someone who's actually using it can poke their head in here.
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it says it eats aluminum... better make sure there's none of that, on you IHS or your HSF or Waterblock
It seems to acctually bond the two metals
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I've heard nasty stuff about it but it supposedly cools well!

*EDIT* Like the post above.
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