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Has anyone here tried Indigo Xtreme? I am tempting to buy it but $20 for 2 application. Expensive but the performance stunned me. 8 Cores at 100% stress test low at 40'C.

Reviews:
http://skinneelabs.com/shin-g751-7762-7783d/

Youtube instruction + test:


Products:
http://www.indigo-xtreme.com/index.html
 
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That's actually pretty nice, but he's also got that under water..

I'd like to see it with a basic cooler or something, not WC.

Still a nice find non the less!
 
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I have been using that IE on my I7 920 from the time of my first build with a prolemitech mega air cooler. September of 09 I think, I have gotten to 4.6 on 1.42 vcore with load temps of 80-82 on all cores and idles about 40-45 c in a 25c room. 24/7 folding at 4.3ghz load temps 70-72c. The mega cooler I have was the best when i got it but it is now bested by a few newer air coolers. I only have 1 push fan on my cooler its a yate fan but nothing special. Temps could be better if I had two better fans. All in all the best tim you can get, its easy to put on, works the best, but its scary watching the temps spike up to 100c when you do the reflow process during initial set up.
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I have been using that IE on my I7 920 from the time of my first build with a prolemitech mega air cooler. September of 09 I think, I have gotten to 4.6 on 1.42 vcore with load temps of 80-82 on all cores and idles about 40-45 c in a 25c room. 24/7 folding at 4.3ghz load temps 70-72c. The mega cooler I have was the best when i got it but it is now bested by a few newer air coolers. I only have 1 push fan on my cooler its a yate fan but nothing special. Temps could be better if I had two better fans. All in all the best tim you can get, its easy to put on, works the best, but its scary watching the temps spike up to 100c when you do the reflow process during initial set up.
How long does it take to reflow? Those plastic are going to melt/burn away?
 
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How long does it take to reflow? Those plastic are going to melt/burn away?
I highly doubt they use plastics that would melt at 100C. I work in a science lab and autoclave plastics all the time at 120C. Plenty of plastics can handle over 100C just fine, but some also can't. As I said they would have to be total idiots to choose a plastic that can't handle 100C.
    
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Reflow takes 2 minutes with water. Getting the programs to do it takes 5. And reading /memorizing the instructions takes 30.

The blue plastic stays there. I used indigo on my machine and if you use it make sure you unplug your fans/pump when re-flowing. Its easy to reflow but applying is very very difficult. Its like tape. You have to put it on the processor in the right spot. If you **** up - there goes 10$. Then you have to put the heatsink on perfectly. If you **** that up. 10$. Yeah. I know. 10$.

And it is wayyyy harder than it sounds. Trying to land the heatsink on that platform at first touch without being able to slide or twist it is really really really ******* hard. If you land it twisted by a mm then the screws to bolt on the heatsink will twist it back when you tighten them in and mess the whole thing up.

Hold on. Im not done yet.

If you dont get the 4 heatsink bolts that hold it onto the processor put in place with even pressure, the reflow wont spread the material evenly due to uneven pressure and you will end up with a 9 degree celsius difference between cores.

Like me.

I dont know if regular paste is any easier. My temps are great with indigo. But I plan on using my second indigo because I didnt get even pressure, my heatsink is seated at a very slight rotational angle, and I had to pull the indigo off once because I put in on in the wrong spot.

If I mess up on my second run I am going to buy some of that new paste that is supposed to better than indigo.

Audiophiles FTW.
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If I mess up on my second run I am going to buy some of that new paste that is supposed to better than indigo.
Which paste is that?
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I really wish I could remember lol sorry : (
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Here you go.

Do your research though. One test might not be conclusive.
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