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post #11 of 26
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does it out perform the tuniq tx-4 for the icdiamond which one is better the 7carat or the 24 carat. since i want to keep the gpu oc cool when summer rolls around and the new cooler im getting for it.

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I use the 7 carat from micro center, either works great.
post #12 of 26
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well now i use phobya hegrease and that stuff dropped 6c on load on my gpu which is in my sig rig
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post #13 of 26
Numerous TIM tests show the top ~25+ TIMs produce the same temps. within 1-2C so pick whatever makes you happy. The secret to good results with any TIM is to use the thinnest layer possible as TIM is only intended to fill the MICRO PORES in the heatsink and CPU heat spreader which are machining marks, scratches and minute low spots. More TIM is bad as TIM is an insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact. You only need a translucent film on the CPU. A film .003" or less in thickness is plenty. Most people use 10+ times the amount of TIM that should be used.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268354-29-thermal-compound-roundup-2011
post #14 of 26
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i just use the pea method so that has worked for me the best so yeah. and i've seen that one and other links like it so i can get a good answer to which was the best.
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post #15 of 26
The pea method is simple even if not the best method. It's far better than ten times the TIM required. For those who want to fuss, the super thin TIM layer is the best and maybe a 1-2C cooler. It's really not that big of deal IME.
post #16 of 26
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oh okay
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post #17 of 26
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well now i use phobya hegrease and that stuff dropped 6c on load on my gpu which is in my sig rig

Same thing here (previously I used AS5) smile.gif
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post #18 of 26
Ya, pick any of the top TIMs and you'll get good temps. I have to ask though, why are you getting the accellero if your PC is already water cooled? I would think the natural progression would be to put the video card under water also.
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post #19 of 26
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i don't want to mess with a universal block since my card is a non reference design. i will go watercooling when i get the 7990 if it has good scaling.
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I used Antec Thermal Grease on my GPU mod and it worked perfectly. For more info, check out this videothumb.gif
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