Sony Shows Off Thermal Sheet with Thermal Paste-Like Heat Conductivity

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Zoandar

It is probably drenched in some chemical that slowly leeches rootkit infesting nanobots into your processor over its lifetime. :-D

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supakeepa

I would switch in a heart beat. I wouldn't care if it was 10 bucks a sheet. I'm too much of a perfectionist (read too anal) for paste. I stress over the fact that I can't get it perfectly everytime.

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szore

Just use a razor blade, one pass, done.

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NUCLEARWARFAIRY

I'll be impressed when any oem provides adequate cooling to a laptop cpu/gpu. Anybody wanna bet money we wont see this on a vaio?

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Nastyman

"0.11 to 0.78 inches thick"

Sure you got those numbers right?

You are talking between one eighth inch and close to thirteen sixteenths of a inch thick! Did you forget a couple of zeros maybe?

Nasty

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Brad Chacos

You're right! I accidentally dropped a "0" from the right of each decimal number. Fixing now.

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John Pombrio

Hell no. I love troweling slimy, gooey paste all over my expensive processor, my heatsink, my fingers, and my workbench, then having to wash it off with solvents. Why on earth would I want to change?

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pastorbob

Ditto! :-)

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NavarWynn

Once it makes it to market, we'll all be looking to MaximumPC to do an expose on how well it does compared w/ the paste alternatives. (hint hint)

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cldmstrsn

Um hell ya I would use thermal sheets!

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AETAaAS

What thermal paste was it compared against? MaxPC readers more than anyone else should recognise the value of different thermal pastes.

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Happy

True that!

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bloodgain

As long as it works, and works consistently, refusing to switch would just be stubborn for no good reason. This sort of thing is definitely the future, if not integrated thermal CPU shields. Reusable, but replaceable sheets will probably come first.

There have been carbon nanotube cooling designs floating about for a couple of years now, we just haven't had any real implementations. I think CN-based thermal sheets is where this is going.

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Teh_tourist

I would totally use thermal sheets instead of thermal paste assuming it worked as well or better. I have no alliances to paste, once something better comes along I will surely switch.

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don2041

But at what price? This is from Sony.

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warptek2010

Very true. Sony will definitely sue you if you use it for something that it's not intended for.

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