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guys,

first of all, before the main topic, i have to inform you my rigs,

Asrock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3
I7 2700k
H100

those hardwares are related to the topic.

before having the h100, i got an h60 with these results:

I7 2700k @ 4.6Ghz:

idle: 38-39c (C States enabled)
full load: 68-70c

now, i bought h100 since im not contented with results, then i thought the performance of h100 is impressive, worst is it adds 1-2c.

i bought h100 to increase performance not worsen.

so i think of reseating the h100 (it might just a mounting problem)

so i thought of buying IC7 since i researched (they said) that IC7 is near to the best TIM.

but before researching, someone said that the pre applied thermal compound in the h100 is shin etsu.

so is it worth it to reseat and replace it with IC7?

for now, i do manual overclocking with these settings:

i7 @ 4.7 Ghz @ 1.305v
idle: 42-43c
with aircon inside the room (19c), the idle is 36-37c.
C states are disabled, when enabled, idle is 32-33c.

stress tested with IBT 25/25 stable with the said settings above, the maximum temp i got is 74c, still frustrating.

so please advise me, and i hope i did not waste money ordering the 5 pcs IC7.

thank you.
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Well if you already ordered the IC7 it certainly isn't bad and you'll use it down the road. It isn't hard to seat the h-series blocks but it might be worth it to reseat it.

Is the H100 set up as intake or exhaust, and how was your H60 set up? Intake will give you better temps on the CPU, but dump hot air into the case.
Also the H100 has a variable pump speed, if it's set to low you might just need to turn it up.
If none of that works you can try adding a second set of fans to the H100 for push/pull. The stock corsair fans aren't particularly good anyway.
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Well if you already ordered the IC7 it certainly isn't bad and you'll use it down the road. It isn't hard to seat the h-series blocks but it might be worth it to reseat it.
Is the H100 set up as intake or exhaust, and how was your H60 set up? Intake will give you better temps on the CPU, but dump hot air into the case.
Also the H100 has a variable pump speed, if it's set to low you might just need to turn it up.
If none of that works you can try adding a second set of fans to the H100 for push/pull. The stock corsair fans aren't particularly good anyway.

thanks for the response.

i use the h100 @ full speed especially when the aircon is switched off.

the setup of h100 right is intake, 1 exhaust at the back of the case, and open window right now.

it seems that you are not happy for me buying the IC7, would you recommend any variant of TIM? since they said that Aluminum or in my opinion (any metal based) is the most efficient TIM, so i think of diamond based than x23 shin etsu which is silicone i think.

the h60 is push pull setup blowing the air inside the case.

thanks.
Edited by 680jetstream - 5/31/12 at 10:44am
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ok guys, the order was rejected because the payment method i did is not acceptable with their TOS.

so guys, 2nd chance to pick right TIM for me, please advise me.

Thank you.
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I loved the performance of IC Diamond 7, but hated the aftermath. It stains and scratches surfaces something fierce.
    
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I loved the performance of IC Diamond 7, but hated the aftermath. It stains and scratches surfaces something fierce.

This is the only downside to ICD7.

Personally I never use TIM supplied with anything. When I build a rig the first thing I do is remove all TIM and replace with ICD7 or other high-end TIM. I have always been of the opinion that company's use too much. In my opinion the brand of TIM dose not matter *with one exection, AS5 and their silly 200 hour cure time*, what dose matter is the application method and how much is used.
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thanks for the input guys.

so i guess, you still vote for IC7, but the downside is it scratches the surface of the CPU and the surface of the heatsink which is the copper.

im still deciding what to buy, please, i dont really want to rely on the results in the google, because most of it are outdated.

thank you.

and another thing, please recommend me a site for a good buy that ships to philippines.

thank you.
Edited by 680jetstream - 6/1/12 at 4:18am
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thanks for the input guys.
so i guess, you still vote for IC7, but the downside is it scratches the surface of the CPU and the surface of the heatsink which is the copper.
im still deciding what to buy, please, i dont really want to rely on the results in the google, because most of it are outdated.
thank you.

All and all the scratch's and discoloration caused by ICD7 mean nothing. It won't hurt anything in the long run. As for what TIM to use, its pretty simple. TIM is TIM. Its all pretty much the same. the biggest difference is going to be 1-2c, maybe 3c tops. More important than what TIM is how its applied. Just keep in mind that less is always more.

If you do decide to go with ICD7 there is a trick to make application easy. ICD is some THICK stuff. Start by taking the TIM container/tube and placing it in a baggie. Warm up some water, you want it hot but not super hot or boiling. Place the bag in the water for a few min (3-5 min) the heat will soften up the ICD making it spread easier. To remove its the same as any other TIM. These direction's used to be printed on the ICD packaging but the last tube I bought didn't have them on it for some reason or another. And don't forget, less is almost always more when it come's to TIM. Best of luck.
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this thread makes me nervous, I just installed the H100 to my 3770K with stock thermal paste, will it should suffice?
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