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Old 14th December 2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Silpads AND themal grease

Does it make sense to use a small amount of thermal grease with Silpad 400's?
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No. The whole point of such pads is that they are conformal - or, to put it less technically, they squidge into all the crevices. Thermal grease isn't a good heat conductor, but it's better than air, so we use it if we suspect that there might otherwise be air.
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I figured it would be also conformal to the light, subtle, woven texture of the Silpad...
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Agreed, there's a texture to the Silpad, but if you use one and then undo the device from it, you'll find that no texture remains.
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