""In Japan, which is a huge market for Arctic Silver, the number 4 is associated with death. That is a real mood-killer in marketing, particularly in relation to expensive hardware. Therefore Arctic Silver plays leap-frog and skips the number "4". This is kinda like the 13th floor of a hotel.
RDX – The temperature difference you quoted is with the fan running on only 7 volts. There was not enough airflow to remove the heat from the heatsink. With the fan at 12 volts, the difference is over 2C and this is on an Innovatek KT3, which as significant compression.
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I would only buy if you're out of AS3 or Ceramique. I was hoping they would make it easier to apply than AS3, but no such luck. Get it cheap at http://www.svc.com . $7. shipped!
. And Q isn't as much a font of useless info as he seems, he just read this Review before you did...
Last edited by zepper; October 23rd, 2003 at 02:20 PM.
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That review is old news. It's been there for a couple of months. But I still question the validity of 1 to 2 degrees C improvement. I still think these lab tests are **** when compared to the real world. I might give them the .5 to 1 but doubt they'll get anything more.
The newest wave now is carbon black used in heatsink paste. Also coating the bottom of heatsinks with man made diamond material. How much better do they think air cooling can get? They are wasting big time on very small results. Someone has to design a very innovative heatsink that requires no special installation and doesnt have liquid running thru your electronics.
Last edited by The*Q*; October 23rd, 2003 at 04:32 PM.
wow.. i am learning.. that black stuff is pretty neat.. shame you need 100 psi for it to work properly..
Carbon Black performance is strongly dependent on the pressure applied on the material. Below 100 psi, the compression is not sufficient to enable optimal conductivity of the carbon particles. We measured the amount of pressure required to disengage the bracket of the Thermalright SLK800 to be around 45 lbs, which translates into a pressure of roughly 90 lbs of the heatsink onto the processor's die of 108 mm2. Corresponding metrics are 42 kg/cm2 or ~4.1 MegaPascal or ~ 600 PSI. To the best of our knowledge, performance of AS is not pressure-dependent as long as there is enough pressure to warrant good contact.
and yes that artical was made on Oct. 8th 2003.. and not Aug. 10th 2003.. you crazy american's and your short form dates j/k
whatever.. any innovation taken by thermal compound/paste companies is good.. as there will always be a connact surface to fill between the CPU and heatsink.. unless you try that direct water contact method one guy was trying out like a year ago.. but i think that didn't work too well and damaged his CPU core.. i wonder what happened to that guy..??
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