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For some reason or other, Intel chose to use common thermal grease between the Ivy Bridge CPUs and their integrated heatspreader (IHS). What people didn't realize was that said grease was of a fairly low quality too.
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After wiping away the thermal grease, they tested the Core i7-3770K with OCZ's Freeze Extreme and Coollaboratory's Liquid Pro.

The latter supposedly offers 82W/mk of thermal conductivity, which is better than OCZ's Freeze Extreme, and that's saying something.

One would expect us to be setting up a great reveal, where Intel's solution was better than OCZ's but weaker than Liquid Pro.

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Repost, but with different source.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1249419/pcevaluation-intel-i7-3770k-temperature-measured-without-ihs/150_50
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Okay.jpg :/

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IDK, the post I saw before was about IVy ES samples. Looks like this confirms that its more than just sample chips. Cant imagine why Intel would do this.
    
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

Repost, but with different source.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1249419/pcevaluation-intel-i7-3770k-temperature-measured-without-ihs/150_50

No, this one is definitely different than that one. Similar topic, but completely different authors wink.gif
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wasn't there a report a couple day ago about how testing with the IHS completely removed only helped temps by a degree or two?
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Quote:
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wasn't there a report a couple day ago about how testing with the IHS completely removed only helped temps by a degree or two?

Yeah, this one. They actually got INCREASED temperatures after replacing the intel grease with their own TIM. They probably made a mistake to be honest, the temperature definitely should NOT have gone up.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

wasn't there a report a couple day ago about how testing with the IHS completely removed only helped temps by a degree or two?

Yes, but they mounted their cooling direct to die, while these guys still used the heat spreader.

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/sebuncha/20120511_532119.html

http://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpc.watch.impress.co.jp%2Fdocs%2Fcolumn%2Fsebuncha%2F20120511_532119.html
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post #9 of 12
that doesnt make any sense. direct-die should be better than just replacing the TIM and putting the IHS back on.... headscratch.gif
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Repost: http://www.overclock.net/t/1255878/vr-zone-ivy-bridge-proven-to-suffer-from-poor-thermal-grease
 
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