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post #1 of 10
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I read on another forum that I should use IC Diamond thermal grease on any CPU cooler rather than stock compound.

What do you think?

Thanks!


B.
post #2 of 10
well I have to say that IC Diamond/Antec Formula 7 are the best thermal compound that could exists versus other brands on all test they are much better than any paste except Indigo xtreme and Sin Etsu X23-7783D

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Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/30/12 at 5:56am
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

well I have to say that IC Diamond/Antec Formula 7 are the best thermal compound that could exists versus other brands on all test they are much better than any paste except Indigo xtreme and Sin Etsu X23-7783D

480

362

280

580

386
so that's a "yes", use the IC Diamond instead of stock.
post #4 of 10
I think is yes biggrin.gif but deppends on you which one to get IC diamond 19$ or Antec Formula 7 14$

Both are good paste

IC Diamond

Antec Formula 7
post #5 of 10
if you want to splash some money, why not. At the end of the day you should decide for yourself if the ~15$ is worth maybe 1-2°C better temps. The Corsair TIM seems to be high quality and is on par to the NT-H1 from my own experience..
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post #6 of 10
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I ended up using the IC Diamond and my systems idles at around 15 Celsius and around 25C under load. Pretty decent. Can't wait to see how it handles Prime.
post #7 of 10
as i said great Thermal compound
post #8 of 10
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I ended up using the IC Diamond and my systems idles at around 15 Celsius and around 25C under load. Pretty decent. Can't wait to see how it handles Prime.

What are you using to check temps? Those seem rather low for non-igloo living.
    
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What are you using to check temps? Those seem rather low for non-igloo living.

maybe he has a Phenom II x6 with bad sensor
post #10 of 10
If 1-2C is important to you then go right ahead. I recommend that you use the latest version of Core Temp to read the core temps, not CPU temp. Your PC will never know the difference between 1-2C.
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