Originally Posted by polyzp
IC Diamond vs Indigo Extreme! Who will be the true winner when paired with an AMD FX CPU and heatsink? Theres always a first for the internet
don't use either Indigo extreme doesn't work on AMD FX chips properly the chips thermal limit ( when done can damage or lowwer ability to future overclock and such ) before reflow can occur IC diamond can ruin your heatsinks surface by scratching it it has artificial diamond dust in it best out there is coollaboratories liquid metal ultra for us AMD FX users it got me 8c-10c temp drop at 5ghz x8 over arctic cooling MX-4 ( yes applied properly ) on my 8350 putting me at 55c-58c under 100% load also the liquid metal ultra performs nearly identical to Indigo extreme.
I use liquid metal ultra now on all my extreme builds especially since I just upgraded to a FX 9590 myself I got an additional 100mhz per core by just upping my FSB from 200 to 205 no other modding this bumped ram to a hair over 1900mhz and also NB to around 2300mhz and HT to 2700mhz all combined gave me a very nice performance increase. Be aware I did the FSB overclock route to keep my eco features ( reason I bought the 9590 and replaced my 8350 ) this is my main gaming rig and it is on quite a bit during day and sometimes even night so every little bit helps it not running a locked 5.1ghz x8 24/7 saves me a nice amount of heat and money on power and cooling the room in general at 5+ghz these things put out insane heat.
If you have questions about my cooling look at my pics and you can see old pics of my cooling system yes a v8 brass / copper 5core car radiator and I can still get coolant very warm but I am also dumping 2x overclocked R9 290X's heat into the liquid cooling system / loop also mind you.
I also want to say this at 5ghz x8 the FX9590 isn't near as hot as my 8350 was at 5ghz x8 and the FSB bump on 9590 taking it to 5.1ghz x8 didn't affect temps at all that I can tell.
I also want to say don't use liquid metal ultra or pro on aluminum they are gallium based so they eat aluminum.
here is a link to buy liquid metal ultra http://www.amazon.com/Coollaboratory-Liquid-Thermal-Interface-Material/dp/B0039RY3MM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396953694&sr=8-1&keywords=liquid+metal+ultra
here is a link to main company website to learn about it http://www.coollaboratory.com/en/products/liquid-ultra/Edited by rickcooperjr - 4/9/14 at 12:25pm