Has anyone used the "Kritical Thermal Pads" ?

GWGeorge007
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Has anyone used a "Kritical Thermal Pads"?  ( Extreme Conductivity (20 W/mK) ) Designed specifically for GPU, CPU and Other microelectronics?  Is it hard to work with?  Are they pliable?  Any complaints that you can share?

I'm considering getting some water blocks for my GPUs and I'd like to upgrade the thermal pads that usually come with the water blocks.  The thermal pads have the highest thermal rating I've seen, even higher than Fujipoly (17.0 W/mK) and Thermalright (14.8 W/mK).  Plus, they come in one 100x100mm sheet, which is great to cut the size that you want or need.

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Keith Myers
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Never heard of them until

Never heard of them until your post.  All thermal conductivity numbers are very subjective because no there is no standard method for testing in industry.  You can never compare published numbers from manufacturers because they don't follow the same testing protocols.

I'd recommend getting one of their model kits for your cards as the required thermal pads are often of different thicknesses.  So you would have to purchase several different thicknesses of the 100X100mm pads.  The pre-cut kits would be cheaper.

Prices don't look unreasonable.  You would rack up more costs for FujiPoly 11.7W/mK pads of two thicknesses of 100X100 pads compared to these Kritical pads I believe.

FujiPoly is long known industry leader and their track record is good.  You would have to elicit more user references for this new product.

 

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I have bought one recently

I have bought one recently for laptop. Size was to big, but easy to cut by some paper knife.

It is very thin so quite difficult to put on CPU/GPU with bare hands, but  it's strong enough and no damaged.

I have apply it to CPU/GPU of Lenovo Legion laptop. Temps were same (more or less) as AC  MX4 paste.

After removal of cooler, pads were intact so I  believe it can be reused many times.

Later I tried better paste: Hydronaut - temps dropped a little 1-2 deg GPU50W - CPU reduced to "no boost".

I tried pads and will not do it again :) Good thermal paste is simple better and cheaper.

 

Edit: that one:

https://www.morele.net/thermal-grizzly-carbonaut-31-x-25-mm-x-0-2-mm-zuwa-183-6064969/

Keith Myers
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Kritical doesn't make any cpu

Kritical doesn't make any cpu products.

 

tito
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Ups. I wrongly understood

Ups.

I wrongly understood first post. My post it that case is scrap.

Sorry.

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