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Make sure you buy IC Diamond 24 and not IC Diamond 7. The 24 carat stuff is a little harder to get.

With ICD-24, you want to apply a lot of it on the gpu/cpu. A pea size is good... but for As5 or thinner stuff, rice grain is good.

Also, don't soften the icd24 in hot water like others say. The beauty of the product is the thick material. You want it to spread out between the surfaces in the thick state, so when it cools down after turning off, the tim stays thick... if it's too thin, when it cools, it will introduce bubbles/air.
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Link where they tell you to soften before application?

Sometimes, people repeat things on forums and then the cycle repeats itself much like how people said to spread tim with a credit card for the longest time until now people correctly say let the heatsink do the spreading.

http://innovationcooling.com/applica...structions.htm
I'm not going to bother linking a picture of the instructions on the back of the product, you dont own ICD7/24, and if you do you would know, that is tells you to use a warm cup of water to soften up the TIM, thats why everyone says to do that. have you ever seen ICD7/24? its thick, like make molassis look runny kind of thick.

EDIT:this weekend I'm stoppin by microcenter, I'll snap a pic with my cellphone of the back of the box where it says that.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/6/11 at 8:24pm
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Forward to 8:40...some kid posted this review a little bit ago in this form...
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noctua's brand tim is awesome. Its comparable to the shin etsu
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