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Poll Results: Should I use IC Diamond 7 Carat?

 
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post #1 of 9
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okay so long story short i have read all the posts, charts etc.
decided to pick some of this stuff up, after purchasing ive read many bad things about it.
(it also has a weird smell, not that it matters) It is an extremelyyyyyy thick paste.
I plan on using the 5mm pea size, then clamp method that is HIGHLY recommended on their website.
I plan on buying this HS :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this paste, a heatsink it worked well with, best application meth its worked with,
and how to completely get it off a HS ( iso 70% doesnt completely remove it redface.gif well atleast there is a grey color left over.)

I just want to know everything there is to know about this paste besides everything i've read on google.
I know there's someone out there that has used this stuff successfully, I'm just scared its going to be a poopy paste frown.gif

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p.s. im also looking for a HS for around 30-57$ I want the best (don't we all) for that price range for my fx 8350

p.s.s Do you think i should drop $100+ on an All-in-one closed loop water cooling system?

p.s.s.s. I have the cooler master xm case (it has space up top for a double fan radiator

p.s.s.s.s Do people use custom TIM on AIO water cooling block?

p.s.s.s.s.s What does TIM stand for (i know it means thermal paste)

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post #2 of 9
I have a few tubes laying around I use for all my TIM swap, and daily stuff.. Never an issue ( other than wiping it off my 2500k so many times it is now lapped almost lol ..) Its my "go to" paste of stuff I can buy locally..
post #3 of 9
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Good to hear positive feedback, have you compared it to AS5? And how do you apply? pea size?thumb.giftongue.gif
post #4 of 9
I've never tried it (always been curious too though), but I've heard from others that use it that say it actually makes tiny scratches in the surface of your IHS. That might be the leftover grey color you're seeing.

Right now I'm using Shin-Etsu on my Hyper 212 (it was also very thick, I set the syringe in a cup of near-boiling water for maybe 5 minutes and did the pea method), but I recently moved, so it might be time to re-apply it.
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post #5 of 9
thtat psssssssssssssssss thing lachen.gif

T.I.M stands for "Thermal Interface Material"
basically you'll gonna need TIM for most heatsink application on heat source, including waterblock
post #6 of 9
The paste is thick, helps putting it down into some hot water for a minute or so.
post #7 of 9
i have used this on multiple applications on both my 6970's and my cpu with an antec kuhler 920 and my current h100i.

i did have a bit of trouble applying the paste as it is soo thick i did not want to come out of the tube and play. I read somewhere that if you put the tube in warm water for a couple of mins and then apply it loosens up the paste and it applies more easily. this trick works fantastically. i was a bit unsure about putting the tube directly in water as a drop may fall onto something electrical when applying the paste so i got hold of a latex glove, put the tube inside and then the glove in the cup of water (have also done it with a plastic sandwich bag instead of the glove).

as for removing the paste i haven't really found it a problem. i use the arctic silver arcticlean ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-ArctiClean-Material-Purifier/dp/B000BKP306 ) and it seems to work. i havent had any problems with scratching of the surface at all and a bit more elbow grease with the TIM cleaner removed any grey residue.

the only application method i have used with this TIM (or any other TIM for that matter) has been just a drop in the middle just a bit bigger than a BB pellet. This appears to cover the IHS pretty damn well and i have seen no seepage around the sides

Hope this helps thumb.gif
post #8 of 9
It's an extremely coarse TIM. I use it religiously though. Try to limit the removal of it, otherwise, your block and CPU will get a nice 80 grit finish tongue.gif
My Raystorm block and FX-8350 were pretty abused after 5 applications.

Besides the viscosity, the stuff works wonders. Switching from AS5 I received a 6c temp drop.
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post #9 of 9
I've used it on various things with good results. The cooling results are great if it is worth it to you to put in the work in applying the stuff. A technique that worked well for me was heating up the heatsink with a hairdryer / heatgun a head of time, then applying the paste. With the heatsink already warm, it spreads so much easier.

All that said, I use arctic mx-4 now for everything because it is just so easy to work with. For maybe 2 deg C difference, the less headache was worth it to me.
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