Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
I know of a guy that removed the glue and replaced it with a shim made of paper the same thickness as the glue. He then used NT-H1 on the die and on top of the IHS. The results were almost the same as he got before de-lidding, proving that it is not the paste that is bad but the gap between the die and the IHS.
The experiment would only be conclusive if he used the same TIM that Intel used on the IHS. I did some research on gallium and found it is also a liquid metal or a main component of liquid metal compounds replacing mercury.
Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Gallium-containing alloys are very corrosive when hot. Its temperature should not exceed 65°C.
That's not a good quality though. Source
I've received several packages from OZ to the US and it's always been 12-15 days minimum.
@Steve/Paul, is the glue you refer to that which is on the perimeter of the IHS?