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Many of you are completely missing the fact that indigo extreme is NOT applied the same as other TIMS

http://www.indigo-xtreme.com/about.html

it is a pre applied and prepackaged item.
Well I didnt directly say it but I will now. Sorry about that. What you should be doing is taking off the pre-applied TIM solution and put it on yourself. That is always a better route to go for better temps.

Regardless of what it is you should take it off and put some of your own on. Like I said before I recommend Arctic Silver 5
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Well I didnt directly say it but I will now. Sorry about that. What you should be doing is taking off the pre-applied TIM solution and put it on yourself. That is always a better route to go for better temps.

Regardless of what it is you should take it off and put some of your own on. Like I said before I recommend Arctic Silver 5
no worries, I appreciate everyone's help. I just ordered some shin-etsu and will be reapplying when that comes in. I have a feeling I didn't properly apply the indigo xtreme thermal paste and am not willing to try it again for fear of frying the cpu.

I also may not have put the h70 on tight enough. the directions said not to tighten it too much so I will really try and clamp it on there when I reapply
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Eh i'm probably in the minority here but I run my 2600k up to 75c (happy if it's under 80c). I run my 2600k with nothing but a single 500rpm fan. Noise is my largest concern so I don't mind running my components slightly hotter. However I plan to run a single scythe PWM fan (the one that comes with the mugen 2) as it will spin as low as 60rpm to 1300rpm and is very quiet.
Since intel doesn't throttle until the 2600k hits 95-96 degrees I'm pretty sure even sustained heat of 80c 24/7 would take a long time to degrade the chip (silicon takes a LOT of beating).

Also it depends on your use... for most anything over 70c is too much for folding@home 24/7. I only see 75c when I'm encoding every once and a while.
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no worries, I appreciate everyone's help. I just ordered some shin-etsu and will be reapplying when that comes in. I have a feeling I didn't properly apply the indigo xtreme thermal paste and am not willing to try it again for fear of frying the cpu.

I also may not have put the h70 on tight enough. the directions said not to tighten it too much so I will really try and clamp it on there when I reapply
yea, you really want to tighten it as much as you can. Just dont use power tools or anything that gives your hand a lever advantage or you might crack the mobo. If you do it with your hands just tighten until it becomes difficult to tighten it any more
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post #15 of 22
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thermal paste is still not in yet, but another question is how good are the stock fans that come with the h70? I see a lot of people on here who buy new fans. Obviously I can spend more money to get something better but how much of a difference will that make?
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Not a lot in temp difference, but you can use much quieter fans and get the same temps. I switched to 2 gentle typhoon 1450rpm fans and got about a 1-2 degree drop in temperatures, but much quieter than with the stock fans.
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I have a 2500k setup. Now my ambient temps are higher than yours, being in the south, average about 75f in the house. My system @ 4.8ghz oc, averages 70-73c with water cooling (under Prime95).

I feel safe at anything under 80c with the Sandy Bridge CPU's.

I did buy some Gentle Typhoons, much quieter that the ones that came with my Rasa 360 kit. They may not push quite as much air, but my temps are ok and everything is a lot quieter, which I prefer.
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No point waisting money on that Indigo extreme. AS5 is good enough and much cheaper.
    
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shin-etsu came in. took it apart only to find the indigo xtreme didn't melt at all? not really sure about that and IDK how it was cooling my cpu with only a little around the edges, but anyways... applied the shin and am getting temps around 50C with hyperthreading turned on and @ 1.28v instead of 1.27v

when I took it apart and put it back together it wouldn't POST. it was constantly getting stuck on the memory. right now i'm only running with one stick, 4gb, and am pretty sure the other stick is bad. not quite sure how it went bad though?
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Have you tested it with just the "bad" stick?
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