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Would Indigo Extreme void my Intel Tuning plan?

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

Just wondering if this would wear out the serial# on top of the CPU. I know IC7 is completely different but it wore out the serial# on my 2500k after one application (and removal).

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I had my first application of iextreme on my i7 950 for 7 months before I went in and cleaned all my blocks out. I replaced the iextreme with a 2nd strip and the print was still fine on my CPU.
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ive never heard of TIM degrading the serial number printed on the CPU.. is this a common thing?

will intel really not honor warranty or Tuning Plan if a TIM causes this to happen??
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post #4 of 6
I've re-applied IC-7 to both my GTX 295, and my i7 920 (and now the 980x I've replaced it with) several times.

It does wear away at the surface of the IHS but certainly not enough to completely remove the serial number with just one application. My 920 is still readable when held at the right angle after many many reapplications and extremely high pressure mounts.
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post #5 of 6
You will be fine with Indigo Extreme. The reason IC7 does that is because it has very fine granules in the paste which cause it to be very abrasive. Indigo is actually metal melted into place so there is no change of abrasion. It will be fine.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by michaelrw View Post

ive never heard of TIM degrading the serial number printed on the CPU.. is this a common thing?

No, it doesn't happen with typical silicone compound pastes.
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