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Physics says yes. So yes!

I use IC Diamond 7 Carat and it's extremely viscous at room temperature. I basically boil a mug of water and stick the sealed tube into the boiling water for about two minutes. Then I quickly drop a pea-sized blob on to the centre of the CPU and mount the heatsink.
    
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I always use this stuff because it's just like painting my wife's fingernails, except more manly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-059-_-Product

Works really well and no need to warm it up!

BTW - When you get your upgraded water block, will you post your findings in this thread or make a new one? Just curious.
Edited by Razinhail - 3/11/11 at 6:59am
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i used artic ceramic this time from radio shack i did a nice razorblades layer across it now i wonder if i had put to much on when i start reading more
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post #14 of 14
Depends on the TIM. IC-7 and Shin Etsu pastes benefit from a slight warming.

(benefit in that it's easier to apply)
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