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Liquid Metal, Yeey or Nay?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm now witing for my new PC parts to arrive and I am wondering if I should change the thermal paste on the AIE cooler with some liquid metal I have left over from earlier Laptop use.


On the laptop i was able to get it about 3-5 degrees cooler on heavy loads, it was running extremely hot though. Not a great laptop!


But on my new I9-10900K and CM ML360R cooler, should i use it?



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Between the IHS and cooler? You won't see much difference, afaik.

There are video of people testing using LM on GPU dies and as a paste replacement between IHS and cooler, they're not much difference. Not enough to warrant the risk of LM


And your CPU is soldered so LM doesn't matter there as well

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Kinda figured, after checking just before posting this.


On the laptop I used the LM the gains were to say at least Impressing but i got to use it on both CPU and GPU as the dies where on the same cooler. 


Thanks for just verifying my understanding.

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