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Hey i just had a thought... im goona try this and if anyone else wants to too ets see the results.

The BT uses heatpipes that sit in channels.
Now either they use a crappy paste in the channels for contact or none at all.
Im gonna check on this and replace whatever is in there with AS5 and see if i can get better heat transfer and maybe better temps.

I got this idea from a video i watched a while back about Zalmans noiseless pc case which uses heatpipes all throuout, when the pipes were placed in the channels thermal paste was applied first for thermal conductivity, this got me thinking about the BT and the channels for thier heatpipes probably using inferior paste or none at all. If this works ill be making a FAQ on it and its results.

Now lets see some ppl trying this and post resuts


Edit: This would also work on other Heatpipe heatsinks too such as the 9500 Zalman so all other users try it and post also not just BT owners
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this is a nice idea, but arent the heatpipes soldered into the channels? If not lets get sum results ppl
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Isnt the liquid inside designed to NOT set? Its a faster conductor because its a liquid and the molecules have more room to move about.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Isnt the liquid inside designed to NOT set? Its a faster conductor because its a liquid and the molecules have more room to move about.
were NOT talking about the liquid inside the pipes.. we are talking about the pipes themselves sitting in the gorrves that hold them. Like iker0 said if there not soldered in there (crosses fingers) replaceing the thermal paste should benefit some lower temps
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
Hey i just had a thought... im goona try this and if anyone else wants to too ets see the results.

The BT uses heatpipes that sit in channels.
Now either they use a crappy paste in the channels for contact or none at all.
Im gonna check on this and replace whatever is in there with AS5 and see if i can get better heat transfer and maybe better temps.

I got this idea from a video i watched a while back about Zalmans noiseless pc case which uses heatpipes all throuout, when the pipes were placed in the channels thermal paste was applied first for thermal conductivity, this got me thinking about the BT and the channels for thier heatpipes probably using inferior paste or none at all. If this works ill be making a FAQ on it and its results.

Now lets see some ppl trying this and post resuts


Edit: This would also work on other Heatpipe heatsinks too such as the 9500 Zalman so all other users try it and post also not just BT owners
I don't think your results are going to be very good. The fluid inside of heatpipes is designed to absorb the heat, change form to gaseous, then the heat is transferred up the pipe. With AS5, you're changing the entire scenario. If you follow along with your train of thought, you might as well make it a solid copper pipe. Copper has better thermal properties than AS5. You can cut one up and play around with it for something to do, but IMO, you're going to end up with a ruined Big Typhoon.
Edit: Ooohhhh! lol Disregard this post, I thought you were wanting to change out the fluid INSIDE the pipe.
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he means the contact between the hatpipes and the base of the HS, the base has grooves for the heatpipes to sit in, the idea is to see if there is any thermal compund between the heatpipes and these grooves and if not to try putting thermal compound to increase thermal conductivity and hopefully lower temps

Edit: my fat sausage fingers cnt type fast enough.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
I don't think your results are going to be very good. The fluid inside of heatpipes is designed to absorb the heat, change form to gaseous, then the heat is transferred up the pipe. With AS5, you're changing the entire scenario. If you follow along with your train of thought, you might as well make it a solid copper pipe. Copper has better thermal properties than AS5. You can cut one up and play around with it for something to do, but IMO, you're going to end up with a ruined Big Typhoon.
Edit: Ooohhhh! lol Disregard this post, I thought you were wanting to change out the fluid INSIDE the pipe.
lol noo the paste between the bottom of the heatsink that touches the outside of the pipe
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Lol the Big Typhoon just seems to be chock full of upgradability first that post about sticking RAM sinks all over the BT's base and now this, tell me how it goes and good luck as always!
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I can tell you this...

1. The copper base is soldered to the heatpipes. I removed the 4 screws on the outer edge and tried to pry it off. All I did was start to bend the copper.

2. There is a thermal paste between the heatpipes and the base. It was grey like AS5, but there is no way to tell with prying off the base.
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Originally Posted by Evolutionsentra
I can tell you this...

1. The copper base is soldered to the heatpipes. I removed the 4 screws on the outer edge and tried to pry it off. All I did was start to bend the copper.

2. There is a thermal paste between the heatpipes and the base. It was grey like AS5, but there is no way to tell with prying off the base.
hmmm maybe ill buy another one and use a torch and melt the solder and try that then
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