Andrew, I have to say this is a great way to promote your product. Delivering your product straight to the enthusiasts for review and testing.
I'm not going to participate as tearing down my entire system to get the cooler's back plate off is a total PITA.
I look forward to seeing the results though. Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.
PS buy whoever thought of this a nice lunch.
Besides the promotional aspect we do get great data and feed back.
The application method was developed by forum users for best results and further refined by us.
Custom tube being implemented from customer feedback on dispensing we opened the dispensing tip from 2mm to 3.5mm
Forum user feedback caused us to redesign and improve our label
We have extensive adoption of IC Diamond in notebooks due to one user discovering that you can replace the pad on the GPU with ICD due to it's viscosity for better performance and reliability.
Long term reliability feed back from users when I revisit test results a year or two later. I have one guy at xtremesystems forums that has distributed computing farm of 20 pc's and has been going 2 years without a change in temperature or having to reset his clock speeds.
I like that people experiment after doing one test by the book so they get the best result possible, one guy at Anandtec used a vibrator to spread the paste with good result.
Contact and pressure tests we ran on the forums gave great insight into trouble shooting problems.
Running similar C/P sub-tests currently on GPU/VC' to develop a better understanding of how things work in that market.
In the future when I get some time I would like to develop a torque method/table for heat sinks. All paste follow a pressure vs performance curve, I have the data from my lab testing but would like to get it into a format users can use to max out performance.
On the whole forum users are pretty creative, give common sense advice and keeps us on a developmental track that matches their requirements.