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Heyo~

I've been reading up on delidding for a while now. And I was ondering if using high grade copper paste when doing so would be a good idea.

As far as I know, it's all copper anyway. And the reason I ask is that I have some really fine copper paste at hand. And I live in a backwater town where computing components take forever to arrive. And I'm anxious to get going :3
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I don't see why it wouldn't work, but why not just stick to CLP/CLU which has been proven to work over and over again?
Have a look in the delidded thread. They are maestros over there thumb.gif
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Been camping the thread for days. Thank you^^

Anyway the only real reason I have is that I have it at hand. And the conductive properties of copper is only a tad bit inferior to silver. And afaik silver is the go-to guy when you need to transfer heat/electric energy. And when that's either too expensive or far away copper is your go-to-guy biggrin.gif
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Well, in that case why don't you give it a go.
Take lots of photos, do a little write up and post your results before and after.
It would be awesome if you had CLP/CLU to compare it to, to make a sort of reference or comparison guide.

What will you use to remove the copper paste in case you need to? How viscous is it?
If you are willing to take the chance in trying it, i'm certain lots of members would appreciate the feedback!
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Hmm.. I wonder if the copper will eventually harden.. Anyway, I can personally attest to using CLU on the die of my delided 3770k dropped temps around 20C. Liquid metal for the win.
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Good idea! It's about the same as AC3 I guess. But way easier to spread out to an immeasurable layer. Done some drip tests in the past and it just doesn't.

Removing it is easy. Use a cotton stick.

Finely granulated copper paste is used in screws, high performance brakes and other parts susceptible to heat, corrosion and also to lubricate.

It's pretty darn toxic though.
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Hmm.. I wonder if the copper will eventually harden.. Anyway, I can personally attest to using CLU on the die of my delided 3770k dropped temps around 20C. Liquid metal for the win.

As far as hardening is concerned it should be a long while. I think however if the ambient temp was below freezing we'd have a different scenario.

Also. Someone brought to my attention that thermic expansion could be an issue
But with copper it wouldn't be noticeable until around 1100C. If I reach that. I've lost. In fact I'll give up computers forever.
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