Be very careful with those liquid metal TIMs, your choice of cooler is also extremely important as well as the material your case is made out of. If you have an aluminum heatsink you CANNOT use it, if you have an aluminum case you should not use it. A small amount of those liquid metal TIMs will rapidly compromise anything aluminumhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMWxLCGY0U
Overall, i don't think the risks involved in using heavy metals as TIM is worth it.
Well the heatsink is that orangeish color, so I'm guessing it's copper. I've got an i7 2920XM and NVIDIA 580M - those aren't made of anything that would be corroded are they? My casing is mostly plastic.
I don't really understand the "cooler" stuff. I just use the fans/heatsinks that came with this laptop. In China this laptop is quite strange (from Origin PC with a Clevo chassis, both companies that don't exist in China) so there's no local alternatives and they'd probably be sh*tty ones even if there were. Last time this laptop broke I had to take it back to the US to do anything about it, lol. Most Chinese shops see my computer and just think it's huge for a laptop and totally new to them. I mean, they're used to taking apart crappy plastic Dells and stuff - we're talking about a country that most websites from won't work in any browsers post IE 8 (I have to use IE to browse many sites here...)
How about the GC Extreme, how's that hold-up and apply?