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Old 26th May, 2002, 10:45 AM
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Copper Grease

Everyone should buy a tub of this stuff.
It's cheap and I'm sure very comparable to that arctic silver stuff.
I got mine from a bike and car shop.

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Only problem is the stuff stinks and doesnt wash off anything, so dont spill it.
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What would you use it for in the first place? I dont think that it is meant for cpu's-
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Old 26th May, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Its something to do with lubrication on car brakes
helps prevent disc brake squeal according to the tub
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You apply copper grease to the backside of brake pads to reduce brake squeal. It's basically high temperature grease with copper particles. I don't know how large the copper particles are in the particular grease loop is using. I suspect that under high loading from a tight heatsink, there might be a risk of the copper particles overstressing the silicon and causing it to crack.

Loop, I'd do some comparisons with another thermal grease and see how they come out. I have a sneaking suspicious that if you have a lapped heatsink, then the copper might actually put the heatsink further away than a thin layer of thermal grease.


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Old 27th May, 2002, 11:34 AM
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Been using copper grease for some time now (maybe about 8 months) on all types of heatsinks and water blocks, never had any problems yet.
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Old 27th May, 2002, 11:57 AM
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Loop, can you do a test with standard thermal grease as well? (The white stuff, given it performs pretty much as well as ASIII)

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Old 27th May, 2002, 12:59 PM
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I've used thermal pad as well
I'm not saying it performs any better, its just cheap and seems to work well.
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