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Modding Diamond thermal grease?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by liratheal, 5 Dec 2007.

  1. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I don't know how many, if any, read Hacked Gadgets (Which is where I stumbled across this), but.

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    I'm actually tempted to try that out, any thoughts?
     
  2. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    I say go for it. It sounds legit and it couldn't be too hard to pull off. Please by all means, wear a face mask. We don't need you all having respiratory problems. If you decide to try it POST RESULTS!
     
  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Diamond is indeed a very good heat conductor and would be great as a thermal compound, I don't see a reason why you cannot do this. Do post results, but to see if it really has taken effect you need to do some heat measurements before and after you use the diamond compound.
     
  4. Oooo

    Oooo What's a Dremel?

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    I have a class mate who tried diamond powder with AS5 and he was so happy it worked.
    I don't have any temp results but I just heard something about 5 C cooler.
    But that was with an already cool CPU so a 10 C drop is most possible.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Right, as per my signature, stock speed E6750, irritatingly stock cooler. As soon as I lay my hands on some diamond powder I'll mix up some of this stuff and post results.

    Idling I see 30-35 degrees C, depending on room temperature. I'll get the load jotted down when I next play an intensive game.
     
  6. mitchimitch

    mitchimitch What's a Dremel?

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    Arctic Silver with 2 week cure 39c 54c
    Diamond Grease with a fresh application 29c 38c

    wow.

    i will try myself if the result you post are good on a c2d.
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Welcome to the forum mitchimitch.
    let us know what the results are if you do try it.
     
  8. mitchimitch

    mitchimitch What's a Dremel?

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    :thumb:thanks


    ok so i found the diamond powder (18$us) for 25carat. not bad.

    no i just have to contact him to see the shipping charge to canada(quebec)

    as for the Silicon grease compound, anyone know of a place in quebec that sell that(probably not) or that i can order from canada. i dont want to pay fee on a 4-5$ thing lol.
     
  9. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    I found this: http://www.hobbyoutlets.com/store/hobby/1647-traxxas-silicon-grease.html by searching for "silicon grease hobby" That seems to turn up the best results. It seems that it is used in R/C cars for lubrication. It may be a place to start. If there are hobby stores in your area try giving them a call and they might have it. I too am intereased in this so I'll keep you posted also.
     
  10. Luxorz

    Luxorz What's a Dremel?

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  11. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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