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Hi, im planning to change my stock cooler on my 1060 to a evo 212 for better thermals and i was wondering if i can use conductonaut liquid metal on it, it has 3 copper heat pipes but also have a little bit of aluminium, my question is, has anyone here used liquid metal on a evo 212?, the vram has no heat sink so i would have to address that to

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I wouldn't recommend using liquid metal on a GPU. It's definitely overkill for a 1060.

You'd also have to figure out a custom mounting solution for the 212, almost no CPU cooler will fit on a GPU out of the box.

 

Before you get super far into this, what are your thermals like? There is a possibility that you could fix whatever issue you're having without the need for modding a different cooler onto your GPU.

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You're planning on using a 212 Evo on a GTX 1060 GPU? Firstly liquid metal on a GPU is a no no. Second the 212 isn't made for GPUs so you would have to custom rig it to fit and work. The 1060 isn't really a card that needs anything more than the stock cooler, if you are having cooling issues I would suggest simply re-pasting card before trying to replace the whole cooler.


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What thermals are you getting currently, what model 1060 is it, how's the airflow inside your case and what are your ambient temperatures?

 

What you're planning sounds extremely overkill for a 1060 and most likely not worth the time and hassle.


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Why mod ? 

What's your temps ? And a cpu cooler will need some work 

As for the liquid metal  

It's over kill and I don't recommend it.

 


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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

I wouldn't recommend using liquid metal on a GPU. It's definitely overkill for a 1060.

You'd also have to figure out a custom mounting solution for the 212, almost no CPU cooler will fit on a GPU out of the box.

 

Before you get super far into this, what are your thermals like? There is a possibility that you could fix whatever issue you're having without the need for modding a different cooler onto your GPU.

That GPU already has Kryonaut on it, but the "heatsink" that has is very weak, thermals jump from 50 to almost 100 very quickly, and the noise is really bad, i have my PC usder my bed, and i want it to be quiet AF because i have a baby and the noise wakes her up, i already have watercooling on the CPU so no problems with that part

 

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Liquid metal (gallium-indium compound) eats aluminium for lunch.


... but I'm no expert

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Just now, Papichulo said:

 have my PC usder my bed, 

 

Carpet too?

 

Whats your airflow like?

 

BTW if I had a spare GPU and a spare 212 Id try it too, just no liquid metal


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2 minutes ago, Papichulo said:

PC usder my bed

No fresh airflow? This is your problem.


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2 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

What thermals are you getting currently, what model 1060 is it, how's the airflow inside your case and what are your ambient temperatures?

 

What you're planning sounds extremely overkill for a 1060 and most likely not worth the time and hassle.

high 90's to low 100's, im trying to learn blender in my spare time, i have a several evo 212 and i think i have seen a lot of lunis videos doing weird stuff to think i can do this without a problem, i was thinking about the liquid metal because i have some laying around, so i would not have to purchase anything

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4 minutes ago, Papichulo said:

That GPU already has Kryonaut on it, but the "heatsink" that has is very weak, thermals jump from 50 to almost 100 very quickly, and the noise is really bad, i have my PC usder my bed, and i want it to be quiet AF because i have a baby and the noise wakes her up, i already have watercooling on the CPU so no problems with that part

 

The PC is probably being choked for air under a bed, hence the random spikes and loud fan noise, it's trying to cool itself the best it can while under a bed, same thing happens when you enclose a PC in a cupboard with no airflow running through it. If you really have to replace the cooler and want it as quiet as possible maybe look into the NZXT AIO GPU mounts. Maybe get a 120mm AIO and the mount, or possibly buy an aftermarket air cooler specifically made for the GPU you have. And definitely remove it from under your bed...


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3 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Carpet too?

 

Whats your airflow like?

 

BTW if I had a spare GPU and a spare 212 Id try it too, just no liquid metal

tiles, airflow is very good, 4 fans blow air in to the case, and 1 exhaust fan

 

 

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1 minute ago, Papichulo said:

tiles, airflow is very good, 4 fans blow air in to the case, and 1 exhaust fan

Not case airflow 

The pc has not fresh air to breathe 

Try putting it on the desk or something


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Just now, SpookyCitrus said:

The PC is probably being choked for air under a bed, hence the random spikes and loud fan noise, it's trying to cool itself the best it can while under a bed, same thing happens when you enclose a PC in a cupboard with no airflow running through it. If you really have to replace the cooler and want it as quiet as possible maybe look into the NZXT AIO GPU mounts. Maybe get a 120mm AIO and the mount, or possibly buy an aftermarket air cooler specifically made for the GPU you have.

im not in my home right now, but i can assure you that it has a good airflow, at night (when i use my PC) we have the AC on so ambient temps ar like 22c-23c

 

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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

Not case airflow 

The pc has not fresh air to breathe 

Try putting it on the desk or something

well, thats that, im going to place it somewhere else in the room, i have a 7mts HDMI cable so that its not hard to do, but the problem is the wife

 

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i just need to put it in a place that mi wife cant see it, but not to far because my keyboard cable is not that long, either way, im going to post photos as soon as i get home, that way it will be easy

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7 minutes ago, Papichulo said:

im not in my home right now, but i can assure you that it has a good airflow, at night (when i use my PC) we have the AC on so ambient temps ar like 22c-23c

 

It's not about ambient temps, it's about it being under a bed. It's a cramped space and depending on your bed setup it will have impeded airflow, it's even worse if it's on carpet under the bed, the amount of dust build up there is under beds is no joke. The computer will not be getting adequate airflow unless it is positioned in an open area and on a flat hard surface, not on carpet. Impeded airflow causes loud fan noise and temperature fluctuations which you are suffering from. Ambient temps don't mean jack when the computer is in enclosed space where all of the heat it puts out is just going to sit with it and stay in the same space and it can't draw fresh air into it.


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11 minutes ago, Papichulo said:

That GPU already has Kryonaut on it, but the "heatsink" that has is very weak, thermals jump from 50 to almost 100 very quickly,

Did you do the repaste yourself, or did someone else do it? Is the cooler tightened down enough back onto the die?

 

Also, what case is it? You said it's got 4 intakes, 1 exhaust and it's under a bed, but four fans could all spin at max speed and do nothing if the case cant pull air form where it needs to. 


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Under your bed is basically a thermal blanket.  Its probably even heating up the underside of the bed meaning the ambient temp, under the bed, is much higher.

 

You are recycling (likely) hot air.  

 

I would TRY it outside the bed, to rule out this being the issue or not.

 

Secondary I would try to place it where the exhaust portion of the case is feeding cool air in (I.E. at edge of under the bed) and F what the exhaust is doing as long as its not getting drawn back in the case.


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4 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Did you do the repaste yourself, or did someone else do it? Is the cooler tightened down enough back onto the die?

 

Also, what case is it? You said it's got 4 intakes, 1 exhaust and it's under a bed, but four fans could all spin at max speed and do nothing if the case cant pull air form where it needs to. 

i did it myself, im not new to PC stuff, in fact the Lenovo T440p which im using right now to write this has liquid metal, i know the risk but also know how to handle them, im asking if its safe because i cant find a video with someone using liquid metal on a 212, i was planing to do that because i have all the stuff laying around in the house, and i want to do something because the quarantine, 2 fan are pulling fresh air from the end of the bed ( i dont know how to put it since english its not my first language), the fans of the rad do pull air from under the bed, but since its overkill for a 1600x the fans dont go to fast, its just the GPU that makes the noise, and since im going to use it to render stuff, i want it to be as cool as possible so we can chill together

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16 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Under your bed is basically a thermal blanket.  Its probably even heating up the underside of the bed meaning the ambient temp, under the bed, is much higher.

 

You are recycling (likely) hot air.  

 

I would TRY it outside the bed, to rule out this being the issue or not.

 

Secondary I would try to place it where the exhaust portion of the case is feeding cool air in (I.E. at edge of under the bed) and F what the exhaust is doing as long as its not getting drawn back in the case.

the fans at the front of the case are at the edge of the bed, the only fans that are recycling hot air would be the ones at the rad

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