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Sony's Thermal Sheet Good As Paste For CPU Cooling 195

Posted by timothy
from the also-better-with-salsa dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Sony has demonstrated a thermal sheet that it claims matches thermal paste in terms of cooling ability while beating it on life span. The key to the sheet is a combination of silicon and carbon fibers, to produce a thermal conductive layer that's between 0.3 and 2mm thick. In the demonstration, the same CPU was cooled by thermal paste and the thermal sheet side-by-side, with the paste keeping the processor at a steady 53 degrees Celsius. The sheet achieved a slightly better 50 degrees Celsius. The actual CPU used in the demonstration wasn't identified. Sony wants to get the thermal sheet used in servers and for projection units, but I can definitely see this being an option for typical PC builds, too. It's certainly going to be less messy and probably a lot cheaper than buying a tube of thermal paste."
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Sony's Thermal Sheet Good As Paste For CPU Cooling

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  • Cost of paste? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) on Tuesday July 17, 2012 @11:07AM (#40673955)

    >> probably a lot cheaper than buying a tube of thermal paste

    Normally these come free with the cooling fan IME. Otherwise, a tube of paste is like $5.

    >> key to the sheet is a combination of silicon and carbon fibers

    Paste MIGHT be cheaper.

  • Interesting (Score:4, Interesting)

    by the eric conspiracy (20178) on Tuesday July 17, 2012 @11:19AM (#40674117)

    It always seemed to me that applying paste was more of an art than it should be.

    This looks like it would be a more repeatable process.

  • Re:not to mention (Score:4, Interesting)

    by SilenceBE (1439827) on Tuesday July 17, 2012 @12:41PM (#40675099)
    People remembering things like the Sony rootkits is a GOOD THING

    But it is strange when Sony Ericsson helps out custom rom builders for Android you get the meme "yeah but this is a joint venture, this isn't Sony", but when another joint venture Sony-BMG does install a rootkit it is Sony.

    So I find it very hard to follow that logic (although this is slashdot after all) or it maybe that the world isn't that black and white as some like to make it.

APL hackers do it in the quad.

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