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post #31 of 56
I just recently bought this stuff called Deep Cool Z5, seesm pretty good to me.
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I recommend IC Diamond 7 Carat. Great thermal compound!
Problem is that it's very viscous at room temperature. I just pop the sealed tube in a mug of boiling water for a minute before I squeeze the thermal compound out of the tube to put on the CPU. Once it's warm, place a pea-sized blob on the centre of the CPU, mount your heatsink and press down with quite a bit of pressure to force the thermal compound to spread over the CPU's surface. Then, without removing or twisting the heatsink, just secure it and job done. If you remove or twist the heatsink, it can introduce air bubbles into the seal, which hinders thermal performance.

After two hours of actual use, the thermal compound will reach peak performance. Also, it's non-electrically conductive so don't worry if you get bit around the CPU or anything like that.
    
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So I guess the SkineeLabs chart I posted was just performance at the beginning. Temps please.
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post #34 of 56
Does it have anything to do with the heatsink you use? That may be a factor..
     
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I recommend IC Diamond 7 Carat. Great thermal compound!
Problem is that it's very viscous at room temperature. I just pop the sealed tube in a mug of boiling water for a minute before I squeeze the thermal compound out of the tube to put on the CPU. Once it's warm, place a pea-sized blob on the centre of the CPU, mount your heatsink and press down with quite a bit of pressure to force the thermal compound to spread over the CPU's surface. Then, without removing or twisting the heatsink, just secure it and job done. If you remove or twist the heatsink, it can introduce air bubbles into the seal, which hinders thermal performance.

After two hours of actual use, the thermal compound will reach peak performance. Also, it's non-electrically conductive so don't worry if you get bit around the CPU or anything like that.
I thought someone said before that IC Diamond is self lapping because of its abrasiveness. Is this true?
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post #36 of 56
I said it scratches the cpu which. Just what others have told me. It's a great thing though so you don't have to lap it yourself.
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post #37 of 56
I have used as5 for a long time and on manny cpu,s. So i would have to say AS5 for the fact that i have always acheived great temps, not to say the others are not as good. But the top ones are all so close in temps they acheive.

By the way-just a FYI since tim subject came up. I always lap my cpu and cold plates on all systems. I sent an email to artic silver to ask about temp drops after cure time on there as5, i was told by one of the techs, lapping a cpu and cold plate, that you will most likely get the best temps right away,by doing a good lap job,other wise he said the cure in time is basicly gone.

And yes i have notice this my self useing artic silver 5, no dab on the cpu, i only tint the cpu and tint the cold plate.And i have tried useing AS5 in every way possible. Pics of my new lap job.

    
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post #38 of 56
One more vote for TC Quantum. Great temps and very easy to work with. You can order directly from TIM Consultants, and the shipping is very reasonable. http://www.tim-consultants.com/matrix2.html

Otherwise, go to SVC.com and get free shipping on all TIMs. I would recommend the AC MX-2/3/4, AS Matrix, Gelid GC-Extreme, ICD7, Shin-Etsu, or Thermalright CF III. They have the Indigo Extreme as well.

Any of these will work within a few *C of each other, so I would go with whichever fits your budget.
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post #39 of 56
Shin Etsu or MX-4, but that dont just go for a 'phenom II' that goes for anythihng!
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