Be Quiet! Releases DC1 Thermal Paste

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Hando567

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"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."

I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.
 

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[citation][nom]ShadyHamster[/nom]They also make cpu coolers, why is making thermal paste so surprising?[/citation]

Because there at least over two or three dozens of thermal paste brands, many of them having similar performance.
 

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Their products look extremely sexy, but honestly there's just better brands out there for the price or cheaper. Only thing I would still buy from Be Quiet! are their fans, but even that, I would pick up NB E-loops for the same price.
 

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[citation][nom]Hando567[/nom]"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.[/citation]

Zinc is a transition metal. Zinc Oxide behaves as a semiconductor in a similar fashion as Gallium Arsenide.
 

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[citation][nom]TheBigTroll[/nom]to be honest there isnt much difference between most thermal pastes out there. maybe 1-3c but generally not that much[/citation]If only they had named it DC11 instead... then I would argue with you that this paste goes to 11, and BAM! Just like that, your statement is invalid. But sadly they didn't and you're right, not a lot of difference among thermal compounds.

Still, for those looking to get a little extra out of their CPU, or just extend the life of their hot-running always-overclocked chip - good thermal compound is nice to have. Also I like goop that stays goopy and doesn't harden into some kind of concrete-like material over time.
 
[citation][nom]Hando567[/nom]"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.[/citation]


It specifies that the Zinc is in oxide compounds. They probably have more than just Zinc and Oxygen in them, hence their separation from the other metal oxides.
 

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[citation][nom]Hando567[/nom]"The material's composition is 10 percent silicone compound, 60 percent metal oxide, and 30 percent zinc oxide compounds."I realize the article is just quoting, but since when is Zinc no longer considered a metal? Would like to know just what "metal" it is.[/citation]
I'd like to inform you that there is a data table which shows this: http://www.bequiet.com/en/accessories/369
 

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"The theoretical thermal conductivity of the material is 7.5 W/ mK"

Feeling dumb here... I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this dimensional analysis reads as "Watts per milli-Kelvin," or something similar. ... Assuming this, I'm having trouble making sense of that reading. So I am obviously mis-interpreting it...

OTOH, I just know there's a troll out there that wants to insert a pejorative about how stupid I am about not knowing what it means. THG has no trouble attracting them.
 
[citation][nom]spectrewind[/nom]"The theoretical thermal conductivity of the material is 7.5 W/ mK"Feeling dumb here... I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this dimensional analysis reads as "Watts per milli-Kelvin," or something similar. ... Assuming this, I'm having trouble making sense of that reading. So I am obviously mis-interpreting it...OTOH, I just know there's a troll out there that wants to insert a pejorative about how stupid I am about not knowing what it means. THG has no trouble attracting them.[/citation]

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100412190941AAxekZD

It's Watt per Kelvin per meter, not Watt per Milli-kelvin.
 
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