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IC7 Diamond is THE best!!!

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So after being on this forum for the last couple of years and seeing countless threads about ic7 i finally pulled the trigger. I bought 7gram tube from SVC a couple weeks back along with some fans. Before i applied the thermal compound a ocn member told me do the normal bead method but allow it to sit for 10minutes. So i applied a nice 5-5.5gram bead in the middle of the cpu and then went to check the mail. After letting it sit for 10minutes i could start to actually see the thermal compound become looser (thought that was pretty odd). I snuggly put on the stock intel heatsink and started up my sandy bridge. It was idle around 50-51c after running for more than 5minutes. Today i opened up core temp and my temps have dropped down to 37-39c depending on the core. I can believe in two weeks after the compound has set i have a 10c drop! This stuff is amazing i am never using another thermal compound again!
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Glad you had such great results with it. I on the other hand, didnt see that great of a drop in temps over the other compounds i have used. Its good stuff, none the less. One thing i did notice is it will "polish" the surface of the IHS and cooler, because the diamond acts like a grit. I did a lot of testing with it on my old i7 cpu, so i was constantly reapplying it, and it actually started to wear the etching off the ihs on the cpu. Not a big deal for most of use, but something to keep in mind if you plan to keep a warranty/resell the chip.
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