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IC Diamond 7 vs. Dow Corning TC-1996?

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I have an intel core i7 980x, and I know that the intel core i7 980x box includes the Dow Corning TC-1996 thermal paste, but I also have the IC Diamond 7 Karat TIM also... Which would be better to use?

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not very familiar with dow corning but I have to say that the ic diamond 7 is working on my setup very well. I actually did a test yesterday between mx 2, mx 3 and ic diamond and found that after 24 hours of curing the ic diamond performs 4-5c better. I would highly recommend using ic diamond 7 biggrin.gif

im idling at 32/33c on my sig rig and on load gets to 64/65. both mx2 and mx3 hit 70/71c. I always recommened using the pea size application unless stated otherwise by manufacture.
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Its basically IC Diamond 7 or Shin-Etsu.
     
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