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Hey guys

I bought a tube of IC Diamond 7 today to replace my Zalman TIM and I'm getting higher temp for some reason. Before, my Phenom loads at ~40*C, but now it's at like 43-45. I thought IC Diamond was supposed to lower the temps? I'm currently folding so it's always at 100%. What should I do? Is it how I applied the TIM on the CPU?
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how did you apply it?
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how did you apply it?

The pea size method in the middle
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lol if I remeber correctly IC 7 performs like mayonaise... Linky
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hmmm strange, maybe too much? all you really need is a grain of rice size in the middle. too much can cause problems as well.

Does the heat sink have direct pipes touching the processor surface? or is it one flat uniform bottom?
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Pea is way too much. Rice grain is much more optimal.
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nvm just answered my own question about the direct pipe.

I would re apply your paste and try using much less. Literally a grain of rice right in the middle, it will squish out to fill the space thumb.gif

give this a try and let us know what happens
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I just cleaned it off this morning. Idk why the CPU has the black circle around it.

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Awwwww yeeaaaaa.

~35*C biggrin.gif

Thanks for the grain suggestion guys
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I keep posting this info. in other threads but I guess some folks aren't reading those threads... wink.gif

TIM is only intended to fill the MICRO PORES in the heatsink/heat spreader. MICRO PORES means fine scratches, machining marks, minute low spots, etc.

TIM is an INSULATOR compared to Metal-to-Metal contact of the HSF and heat spreader on the CPU. You want the absolute thinnest film of TIM possible that fills the MICRO PORES. This means almost a translucent film is plenty. More TIM is BAD! I repeat More TIM is BAD as TIM is an thermal insulator in this instance, compared to metal-to-metal.

BTW, ANY of the top ~25 TIMs will serve people fine. Even Mayonnaise will work in a pinch. Your PC will not know what TIM you are using.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-October-2011/1396/5

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268354-29-thermal-compound-roundup-2011
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/19/12 at 2:25pm
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