[Answered] PS3 Thermal Copper Pad Shim help?
Has anyone had any experience with these? they seem like they may help, but im looking for opinions before i go ordering stuff like this.
copper is great at conducting heat. By adding in the plate you create a new gap between the copper plate and the heatsink it attaches to, the gap may be filled in obviously but it's these gaps (or joins depending on how you look at it) where the thermal efficiency takes a nose dive (and why we use thermal paste).
The only to way switch to copper to increase the efficiency would be to replace the entire heatsink with a copper one not just a thin layer of copper on the bottom.