Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut warning

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  1. Will S

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    Pretty much a case of premature ejaculation......I just touched the plunger and most of the silver flew out prematurely ...might have put the wrong nozzle on

    Reminded me of 40 years ago...........:eek:

    Not sure if I put too much or too less on but the temps are about the same but as I swapped aio's and its a hotter day its hard to know

    So be careful with the plunger
     
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    A++ would read again
     
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    wills been too willy nilly with his white spraying thingy

    ok then
     
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    so what was the warning?
     
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    the warning was be careful of the plunger because unlike say Arctic Silver this stuff flies out and I lost so much I may have not had enough left to do a proper job
     
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    Still not sure if you're referring to the thermal paste or......
     
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    Best thing to do when you use Conductonaut for the first time ever is point it into a bowl as you push the plunger, just so you can feel how little pressure to use.

    Then you can simply suck it back into the syringe from the bowl, something you can't do with normal TIM. Same thing applies when you do apply it to the CPU.. applied a little too much? Simply suck the excess back up with the syringe.

    You only need a 2mm drop on the CPU, and another 2mm drop on the IHS. Make sure you rub them in really well to make them bond properly. If you are doing it right you will actually hear the cotton application bud squeaking as you rub it in.

    The supplied cotton buds are the best, but once you've used them a normal cotton bud can do the job too the next time you want to apply some.
     
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    well it ended up over my table.....and I didnt have enough for the actual aio head

    Good to know these things and maybe I should have done some research before
     
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    Its not the best thing to use on the AIO anyway, so all's well that ends well.
     
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    yeah, it's more for GPU dies and replacing the die TIM after delidding.
     
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    it could be but the wording on the instructions dont say that........but then again what is "mount heatsink""
     
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    I tried to use mine in the middle of winter in an unheated room. As soon as the LM hit the metal needle, it solidified. Game over man, game over. :upset:
     
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    well something has gone wrong because the temps at idle are in the high 40's

    anyway going to remove it and put the Kryonaut on instead.........interesting how he has gone away from the "pea" method back to the spread method






    btw: and yes, I know he may be biased as he owns part of the Company
     
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    Hmmm, my big tube of Kryo (purchased from PCCG mid-year) doesn't spread anything like that - it's claggy and difficult to get nice and thin.
    My solution has been to heat it up - a wheat bag to pre-warm both CPU and paste works wonders for a super thin application.
     
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    ^ That's my go-to for thicker pastes like IC Diamond and Ceramique too. Works well :thumbup:
     
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    nice tip......also saw that glass method for testing proved completely useless because once under the pressure of the screws and heat it spreads nearly all over

    well will put it out the front ....hot cement with sun ...well if the smoke clouds go away
     
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    Thank arbitrary deity I'm not the loony lunatic doing this :D

    I don't trust people enough to leave my mobo & CPU just laying about. Just a sheet of anti-static plastic (mostly to protect from the wheat bag steam/condensate) and the wheat bag on the CPU/GPU with the Kryo wrapped inside.
     
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    well I got old stock because it didnt have the attachment but just a flat plastic paddle.......anyway, took about 15 minutes to remove the old one, clean the water cooling block and put in the 9900kf ...... temps are good, round about 33C at idle and 69C whilst stressing the cpu-z. No overclocking as its pretty warm this time of the year and fans at balanced speed
     
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