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About Amaranth

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  • CPU
    Delidded 8700k @5.3Ghz and 1.36v
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z370 Taichi
  • RAM
    64Gb 3200 DDR4 CL15
  • GPU
    EVGA 1080Ti KingPin
  • Case
    Custom H440
  • Storage
    Several SSDs and one large HHD
  • PSU
    EVGA 1000w P2
  • Display(s)
    Asus PG348Q
  • Cooling
    Custom loop
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G Pro
  • Mouse
    G903 with Powerplay

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  1. What program are you using? Realbench is a good blend of AVX and non-AVX tasks if you're looking for something that is lighter than Prime95 (since that's what most people think of when they want to stress AVX loads).
  2. Amaranth

    What temps to expect from delidding?

    Resealing the CPU will give you a slightly worse result than if you were using a floating IHS.
  3. Amaranth

    High Temps, Re-paste.

    Dell/Alienware actually allow you to repaste without voiding your warranty! You can even use liquid metal although you should be careful with that if you've never used it before. They're not actively cooled so covering them with a thin layer of thermal tape isn't going to make them too hot. See my first comment.
  4. Amaranth

    Will changing thermal paste decrease my temps.

    The problem is that AS5 isn't a 'decent' paste. It is, in fact, a bad one since it displays unacceptable problems compared to modern thermal compounds.
  5. Amaranth

    Will changing thermal paste decrease my temps.

    That's not true at all, if you're not dealing with an aluminum cooling system a liquid metal such as Conductonaut is the best thermal compound you can use and that, as the name suggests, is highly conductive. You just need to know how to work with the paste and properly apply it.
  6. Amaranth

    Will changing thermal paste decrease my temps.

    Not really, it's a capacitive thermal paste that takes entirely too long to cure and under-performs.
  7. Amaranth

    Liquid metal cooling MSI GS 65 8RF

    Liquid metal is fine as long as you're capable enough to do a proper application. Otherwise stick to Kryonaut.
  8. Amaranth

    Liquid metal cooling MSI GS 65 8RF

    This oft cited 'fact' isn't actually an issue unless you horribly misapply the thermal compound. I've used liquid metal on all my machines, including multiple daily drivers that travel nearly constantly, and have never lost a degree or seem any migration off the die after years of use. Liquid metal, particularly Conductonaut, has a very high surface tension and doesn't like running/moving. That's one reason why you have to put it on both the die and the heatsink itself, the tension is so high it wont want to bridge the gap otherwise even if you would have direct contact.
  9. The oldest machine I use regularly is an X230 that is one of my daily drivers although I might retire it in favor of a newer model soon (or get another X230 and mod it for FHD).
  10. Amaranth

    Liquid Metal Laptop Cooling – 20C LOWER!

    I wouldn't worry about a liquid metal spill if you have a proper application, I've used liquid metal on all my mobile machines including my daily drivers, laptops that are moved/carried daily, and have never had an issue.
  11. If this has only happened once I wouldn't worry about it, ASUS Surge Protection is notoriously bad when it comes to false positives (particularly if you're overclocking).
  12. Only if you don't apply it correctly. I've got multiple systems that have been using the same application of Conductonaut for years on end and they haven't lost a degree.
  13. Amaranth

    Liquid Metal Laptop Cooling – 20C LOWER!

    The late 2018 Razer 15 has a different cooling system based around a vapor chamber, at the time I posted the Blade line used exposed copper heatpipes set into an aluminum housing. If you're on the newer Blade you should be fine using Liquid Metal.
  14. Amaranth

    liquid metal thermal paste for gaming laptop

    Something you obviously didn't pay attention to or else you might have noticed this line: "In terms of performance, the copper IHS retains all of its original performance characteristics (in our testing), and so looks a lot worse than it is in reality." So much for your claimed 'reduction in heat transfer'... Perhaps you should consult your own sources next time before you post misinformation.
  15. Amaranth

    liquid metal thermal paste for gaming laptop

    I have multiple times with multiple different liquid metals. And that doesn't negatively impact thermal performance. Plus most of the build up is, in fact, Indium and tin - it will discolour copper and leave an alloy on the surface that some people find annoying but, again, this doesn't degrade the thermal performance. If you have any pooling you're using too much. And that's likely why you're seeing worse performance over time, because you are using too much. Tell that to the test system I have that is going on three years without a touch-up - and it still hasn't lost a degree compared to day one. The same goes for my daily driver that uses an aftermarket solid copper IHS and hasn't been retouched and also hasn't lost any cooling performance. If you properly apply liquid metal it can and will last for an extended period of time even if you're using it on copper. And I'm not the only one to see this - it's been repeatably shown that the staining/alloy does not harm the effectiveness of the liquid metal application or future liquid metal applications.