This video investigates if it’s safe to use liquid metal with bare copper, nickel-plated copper, and aluminum, looking into the corrosive and pitting characteristics of each.
Ad: Get the NZXT H500 case on Amazon (http://geni.us/eO2eAht) or NZXT’s store (http://geni.us/Aa3lOD)
This content tests liquid metal aging on different metals, and looks into whether it’s safe for raw copper and lapped integrated heat spreaders (IHS). For testing, we are using Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut (Amazon – http://geni.us/M6xL4), but the same data will generally apply to other liquid metals, including CoolLaboratory Liquid Ultra and Liquid Pro. Liquid metal is made of a galinstan compound (gallium, indium, and tin), and is extremely conductive — particularly when under higher heat loads. Corrosion is a common concern with liquid metal, as is pitting, and that’s something we talk about here. This will also help address if liquid metal is safe for laptops, as most laptop coolers use exposed copper directly to the silicon.
We have new GN gear on the store: https://store.gamersnexus.net/
Like our content? Please consider becoming our Patron to support us: http://www.patreon.com/gamersnexus
** Please like, comment, and subscribe for more! **
Follow us in these locations for more gaming and hardware updates:
Editorial, Testing: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman
Links to Amazon and Newegg are typically monetized on our channel (affiliate links) and may return a commission of sales to us from the retailer. This is unrelated to the product manufacturer. Any advertisements or sponsorships are disclosed within the video (“this video is brought to you by”) and above the fold in the description. We do not ever produce paid content or “sponsored content” (meaning that the content is our idea and is not funded externally aside from whatever ad placement is in the beginning) and we do not ever charge manufacturers for coverage.