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    Copper heatsinks are outdated!

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0409103954.htm

    Copper-graphene is the new hotness, apparently. 25% more efficient heat transfer, and cheaper! Seems like the guy was even nice enough to invent a surface contact film made of the stuff.

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    Re: Copper heatsinks are outdated!

    Honestly, there has been quite a number of new tech that works better then the plain ole copper sinks. The problem is that none of it actually makes it to the market.

    I wish I could find a link to it, but I remember reading about a surface design that was supposed to be more efficient at heat transfer by forming micro "pyramids" into the surface that comes in contact with the chip. The idea is that the tips make physical contact with the chips instead of "floating" on a layer of thermal paste and was supposed very effective.

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    Re: Copper heatsinks are outdated!

    I'm not impressed, I dont really care anymore if my cpu is working @ 70C or at 80.

    I really dont care, it will work for long enogh before it's broken anyway.

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