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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by karsa_orlong View Post
anyone had an experience where after changing TIM, overall heat coming from comp got hotter? changed my TIM to antec diamond 7 and the heatsink seems much hotter to touch than it was previously. my case also seems to be emitting hotter air than before.
It COULD be that it's removing heat better
Just a thought though
    
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post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by Freightweight View Post
I've always used IC Diamond 24 carat.
Better than AS5 by a few C's
Either that or Shin Etsu X23.

For these two, Shin Etsu is the less expensive option. But it was also proved that, after it has cured and with full CPU coverage, Arctic Silver 5 was better than Either of those two.

Then again, they state that the cure time is 200 hours... That's a long time in terms of everyday usage.

So I'd go for the IC Diamond 24 carat, or the X23.
     
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post #24 of 43
Best semi-conventional TIM: IC Diamond 7/24(?)
Best purely polymer TIM: Shin-Etsu x23-7783D
Best price/performance(ie, cheap paste that does very well: OCZ freeze.

IC7 is noticeably cooler on my 5870 than X23 is. OCZ freeze in my experience has been as good as X23, if not better do to easier application.

I strongly recommend IC7, it's been the best TIM I've ever used.
Edited by DesertRat - 5/5/11 at 12:57am
post #25 of 43
IC Diamond for CPU.
Coolaboratory Liquid PRO for GPU.

Be very careful with the Liquid PRO as it is conductive as its liquid metal.And IC Diamond is amazing,many people forget to allow it 10 minutes though for solvent to disperse,after the 10 minutes it will be easier to apply and better results.
post #26 of 43
Anyone had any experience with the Prolimatech PK TIM? It's thermal conductivity is the the highest I've seen so far.


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ocz freeze extreme and the one I am using now IC diamond 7.
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post #28 of 43
This stuff is really good and it's also cheap. I use it all the time. It's also the second best on the chart ehume posted.
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post #29 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-tim-results/

he's still doing more tests, but so far Indigo Xtreme and Prolimatech PK-1 are looking to be the best.
Yep, he's still working on the rest of the line up. I'll throw this in, 2010 results from Skinnee. Gives a little more info to compare.

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post #30 of 43
As was mentioned on the first page 80 way comparison . And see my sig, cause that's what I use.

Honestly though the people that say XXX TIM improved my temps by 10 C and all that BS probably aren't applying it properly. It's supposed to be such a thin layer that it has very minimal impact on heat transfer. For ex. mica is a thermal insulator yet it's also used to electrically isolate heatsinks from transistor packages. "Isn't that a contradiction...thermally isolating a heatsink?" Not really because it's so thin it doesn't matter.
Edited by dr/owned - 5/5/11 at 4:28pm
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