Anyone tried generic liquid metal paste from ebay yet?

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  1. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm kinda surprised to find this.

    2.0 grams of liquid metal for $10 compare to 1.5 g of Coollaboratory for ~$13 and 1.0 g of Thermal Grizzyly for ~$16.

    Curious if anyone has tried this generic no-brand liquid metal yet?
     
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  2. Spartacus09

    Spartacus09 Gawd

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    "Made in the USA right here in Texas", sure it is.

    If you use the FUNFIVE coupon you could get it for 5$ and let us know how it works :)
     
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  3. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Coupon doesn't work, was about to be the guinea pig for $5.
     
  4. Spartacus09

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    Odd must only be for specific accounts, mine is good till march.
     
  5. DTN107

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    Seems like the same seller also sells a 50g version for $30.
     
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  6. Riccochet

    Riccochet Off Topic Award

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    it's mostly gallium. No secret there. It's probably the same thing as the competitors, made in the same factory, sans the fancy packaging and advertising.
     
  7. SineDave

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    You'd need indium and/or tin to alloy it with in order for it to work as a thermal conductor though.
     
  8. Dullard

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    That 50g of gallium metal says melting point 84F, liquid metal thermal compound is liquid well below that - you spread it around with a little paint brush at room temp. EK used to sell an indium based (I think it was) thermal compound, it was a solid sliver of the stuff you clamped between the CPU and block and ran a stress test to melt it in place. I never tried it, last block I bought didn't have any in there so I doubt many people did.

    It only takes a tiny drop of CLU to do a CPU, I did two processors (and bottom of heat spreader) with my last tube of CLU and had a partial re-do in there as well. Not much of an expense in the grand scheme of things. It would take a lot less now that I know what I'm doing and can judge how much to apply initially - the drop needed is smaller than I imagined.