Sony is trying to get into your machine again ... in a good way

Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2012 - 04:31 PM |
Tagged: sony, tim, thermal paste, thermal sheet

Say goodbye to messy thermal paste and the time you spent cleaning up the goop that ended up somewhere it shouldn't thanks to Sony's new thermal sheet.  In fact it looks like this new thermal interface material is so easy to use you could do it blindfolded!  The demonstrated performance is equal to that of traditional thermal paste, with Sony claiming a much longer effective lifespan.  At 0.3mm thick it will also provide a thinner layer of TIM than even the most practised of us cannot match by hand.  Check out more at Slashdot and try to avoid the rootkit jokes.

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"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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Source: Slashdot
July 17, 2012 | 06:03 PM - Posted by dreamer77dd

I would use this.
I like simple if it is simple that is.
I wonder if it better then the high end performance paste?
Has other companies done this type of thing before?

July 18, 2012 | 01:11 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

And they demonstrate it on Linux.

July 18, 2012 | 11:27 PM - Posted by wickedproxy (not verified)

I wonder if Sony is using this in their PS3s.

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