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How many months does it take for Liquid Pro to need reapplication?

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I'm not gonna touch the inside of the de-lid I had done so I won't talk about that. But I noticed when I re-applied Liquid pro between the lid and the noctua I got back about 20-25C under load!

Is that the norm?


The last application was about 10 months ago.



I'm concerned that the vibrations at that area from an air cooler just "break" the material after it's dry.
Edited by fateswarm - 10/17/15 at 5:45am
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This is exactly why I stopped using liquid metal TIM.
    
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CLLP never dries out and stays liquid so you should never have to reapply it.

The application on my signature system is two years old and the temps are as low as they were on the first day I fired it up.
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Liquid Pro, in conjunction with a stuck bolt on the cooler, destroyed my 8320E which was lapped and being used with a lapped Zalman cooler from hell. Trying to get the cooler off with the fused chip ended up with many extremely bent pins and a lot of cuts, two of which just fell off when I tried to straighten them.

Into the garbage the cooler, the chip, and the liquid pro went. mad.gif

This crap does dry up and it does fuse the chip to the heatsink.

All that time, effort, and expense lapping the chip and the cooler was also wasted.
Edited by superstition222 - 10/19/15 at 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by superstition222 View Post

Liquid Pro, in conjunction with a stuck bolt on the cooler, destroyed my 8320E which was lapped and being used with a lapped Zalman cooler from hell. Trying to get the cooler off with the fused chip ended up with many extremely bent pins and a lot of cuts, two of which just fell off when I tried to straighten them.

Into the garbage the cooler, the chip, and the liquid pro went. mad.gif

This crap does dry up and it does fuse the chip to the heatsink.

All that time, effort, and expense lapping the chip and the cooler was also wasted.

I guess the question becomes... how were your temps before you destroyed your rig? biggrin.gif

technically, a "fused" liquid pro is essentially a soldered on chip. so you should have had great temps while that's the case. it's only when the "dried on" liquid pro got broken from the vibrations that the temps would get worse...

not saying it wont fuse, (i don't know enough about the product to say either way) just asking what kind of temps were you getting while it was fused / dried smile.gif
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Mine has been on since Feb 2014. No issues here.
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I guess the question becomes... how were your temps before you destroyed your rig? biggrin.gif

technically, a "fused" liquid pro is essentially a soldered on chip. so you should have had great temps while that's the case. it's only when the "dried on" liquid pro got broken from the vibrations that the temps would get worse...

not saying it wont fuse, (i don't know enough about the product to say either way) just asking what kind of temps were you getting while it was fused / dried smile.gif
I didn't destroy my chip. Substandard materials and parts did.

The temps were fine because all the work I did to lap the chip and the heatsink. But, I needed to move my computer around and got a water loop to install so the temps were irrelevant.

The bottom line is that Liquid Pro should never be used on top of a heatsink because it dries up, and quickly.
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