[Video] This Sounds Too Good to be True – God-Tier Thermal Pad

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44 Comments on “[Video] This Sounds Too Good to be True – God-Tier Thermal Pad”

  1. 5:14 It literally surpases the best thermal paste and liquid metal….doesn't keep up…what….? Your entire video on that showed that it performed amazingly. Why are you now all of a sudden saying "it's good enough" ??? Wtf?

    at least that's what I remember as the clear take away from the video you did two years ago.

  2. #1, application competence is lacking. Peeling away the protective layer and waving it around while touching it with your fingerprints, etc.
    #2, Some sanding of the contact surfaces would improve contact performance.
    #3, If you can not use the scientific method to demonstrate something when you are trying to compare something scientificly, then don't do it and say you did.

  3. PGS Are good at conducting heat in the x-y plane, but very poorly in the z plane. You are also missing the point of a thermal compound. Thermal compound fills in the minute gaps between two solids for effective conduction. The solid PGS cant do that, since it is a solid material itself. You are just slapping an insulator in a heatsink that already has no thermal compound, so it can only do worse.

  4. SIR. Pyrolytic Graphite conducts heat excellent along the x-y plane, almost as good as diamond. But it doesnt do well in the z plane. This pad wont perform very well transferring heat through it as you are using it to do. There is vertically oriented PG that can do it well.

  5. Do they make thicker sheets, like 0.1mm at least? And not $10000?

    I think for this micron thickness you would need to 1000 grit sandpaper both surfaces first. And also plane them. So start with flat mirror finish essentially.

    It didn't work for you because NH-D15 bottom is concave to hold thermal paste, leaving a big hole of air and CPU IHS is convex. Same why IG Graphite didn't.

  6. One thing I always enjoy about your channel is you folks are always trying new things that you find. I’ve learned so much just from you all messing around and experimenting, thank you for that.

  7. You've already showed these off in the past. You held one while blasting it with a torch and burned yourself in the conference room.

  8. Any chance of trying again with lapped components? The conductivity could be a million but it wouldn't matter if there were air in between.
    Also, the spec sheet says that the quoted conductivity applies in plane; perpendicular numbers are between 10 and 26 (which, because it's a lot thicker than thermal paste interfaces, makes it a lot WORSE than thermal paste).

  9. Hey anyone wanna put down the stuff he said in the intro in simple terms it sounds super interesting i just dont understand it all that well, thank you

  10. how would it be to wrap that thing around the ihs and add liquid metal or other product normally? or stick it on heatsink finns so heat blow over them and let them "flap in the wind" should be a great way to increase the area of the heatsink.

  11. A high school student tried a bunch of tests with various heat pastes, and showed that even a drop a water will work – until it evaporates. His conclusion was it's all about wetting the surface.

  12. What if you put a layer of thermal paste between the graphite and the IC/Heat sink?
    at that point, sure, you've defeated the point of using the pad, but it'll probably get better results due to filling in all the gaps that a very, very flat material will leave on a very not flat material.

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