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I am trying to find out if anyone has used Indigo Xtreme with their 2500k or 2600k. If so, what kind of temps are you getting with it? Will it be noticeable difference vs. IC Diamond 7?
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I have used Indigo Extreme with my i7 950 so i guess i could lend my opinion. The temps with indigo xtreme are awesome i saw a 3˚ difference using them with my previous shin etsu.

However your only concern is installation. While it may be an ingenious product you need to be very careful with your placing of the heat sync over the socket. I wasted my first application and got the TIM allover my copper plate etc. The problem lies within the fact that there is no adhesive on the under side of the plastic film. As a result any minor twist while screwing in your heat sync will throw it off and cause the liquid metal to seep over your socket and and onto your mobo.

Now this is just a word of caution i just trying to warn you. Look at as many youtube videos as you can.

And one more thing. Watch out for the latex gloves touching your socket pins. Big nono.

Consequently it will give you the best temps above other TIMs 100% but its the risk and the trouble required which you need to consider.


GL hope this helped.
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Agreed, it lends itself to good temps but the install is harder.
Personally I just use AS5 on all my gear.
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