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IC Diamond 7 HD7950 Windforce 3?

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Would this thermal compound be safe to use with my HD7950 Windforce 3? Are there any better alternatives? I was looking into Prolimatech PK-3 and it seems to perform really good actually, any thoughts? Thanks!
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Anyone?
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Yes. There have been rumors that it will scratch the die, but I've used about 5 times now on 6990, 590, 2 - 7970's, and a R9 290. It is excellent stuff. A bit tricky to spread, but I just put it in a ziplock bag and let it sit in hot water for 15-20min. Then spread it. It isn't good for "dot" method. Very viscous. Gelid Extreme is another great tim for watercooling. I use this on my cpu's and also put a dab on vrm and memory pads.
    
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Anything harder than silicon will scratch/abrade the die to a degree. However, this will only result in very mild cosmetic issues. You won't break the GPU or impact cooling performance if you later move to something else.

I'm still not a huge fan of diamond based TIM, simply because they tend to be more expensive than alternatives that have quite comparable performance.
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Anything harder than silicon will scratch/abrade the die to a degree. However, this will only result in very mild cosmetic issues. You won't break the GPU or impact cooling performance if you later move to something else.

I'm still not a huge fan of diamond based TIM, simply because they tend to be more expensive than alternatives that have quite comparable performance.
Thank you both. I have decided to go with the Noctua NT-H1.
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