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Old 08-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wikipedia says silver has a higher thermal conductivity then copper. I know it's expensive...but what if a proc heatsink was made out of pure silver. Can you expect great temperatures? It's probably heavier then copper too, so that would be an issue.
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I think copper is the most conductive, that is why wire and cooling pipes are made out of it.
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at about 50x the cost of copper, I don't believe it's gain is enough to "waste" precious silver
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Yeah, copper is used more than silver merely because of the cost
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cost benifit analysis.... you get ~7% better heat transfer but silver is ~70x more valuable.

go ahead and make yourself a heatsink.... you might be better off getting some exxonmobile stock instead
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