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Direct Die cooling with CLU/CLP?

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Before I jump the gun, is it okay to apply CLU/CLP directly between a Haswell die and a waterblock? I will be ditching the IHS altogether. I'm concerned with electrical conductivity and shorting my parts.

Also, which paste would you recommend, CLU or CLP for this job?
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it will be fine, i will be more worried about crushing the die though,
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it will be fine, i will be more worried about crushing the die though,

Also scared of that too, gotta find out the right tension to barely put pressure on the die without snapping it.
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I use MX4 with my direct die cooled 4770K. Like others have said. Just be careful mounting the waterblock.
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I only ask since CLU/CLP are conductive compared to IC Diamond, MX-4, etc.
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You can use CLU perfectly fine, most do directly on the die. I like to paint the PCB around the die with nail polish so that even if any CLU spills off the die it wont conduct anywhere. You should use CLU though, since CL Pro stays in balls and wants to roll and slide around until you get it spread perfectly. The Ultra stays nice and easy.
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