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Originally Posted by NoodleGTS View Post
I tried that stuff and it was full of fail. Maybe it's just for air processors? Couldn't get it to work with my water block for the life of me.
No, it works with water blocks too. Skinnee included it in one of his tests, here is the process he used:

  • If switching from another TIM and using watercooling, save your overclock settings (either on a piece of paper or to CMOS) and set your CPU to stock speeds and voltages. If on aircooling, set stock speeds and overvolt slightly.
  • Shutdown, tear down, and orient the PC so that the motherboard is horizontal to the ground. Not sorta horizontal–actually horizontal.
  • Clean the CPU and base of the cooler with the included supplies (wear the gloves!). The clean room cloth and Indigo Xtreme Clean are great! Indigo Xtreme Clean is easily my favorite processor/block cooling solvent as it only requires one step, works well, and doesn’t leave a residue.
  • Install the CPU and open the little case the Indigo Xtreme comes in…peel off the plastic layer labeled “bottom.†Place it on the CPU as directed.
  • With your finger and using moderate pressure, tap downward over the entire IHS of the CPU. This step is more important than it initially sounds.
  • Peel off the plastic labeled “top†and remove your gloves and install your cooler with even pressure (like normal). You can leave the gloves on if you want, but thumbscrews are really tough to use while wearing them.
  • Start up your computer and boot into windows. Open SpeedFan and start charting your core temperatures. Your temperatures will be really bad, that’s normal.
  • Start a constant loading program, OCCT, Prime, etc. (Linpack variants might not be that great for this due to the lack of a constant load).
  • Unplug the pump or your fan (pump for watercooled setups, fan for aircooled setups). Yes, it’s okay. As a test, I ran mine under load for approximately five minutes without a pump on; it sounds scary but it works fine.
  • Watching SpeedFan, your core temperatures will max out almost instantly. Again, it’s totally fine. If you’re watercooling, your temperatures will drop from 99-100 to the 80s after roughly 10-40 seconds (depending on how massive your block is), let it run for a bit more and then you can plug your pump back in and then let it run for about a minute to cool down before shutting down. I left my pump unplugged for almost 2 minutes each time, it worked great for me. For an aircooled setup, this process will take a little longer–roughly 5-10 minutes. Just be patient, it’s worth it.
  • You can turn your computer vertical again, or however you want to run it. You can start your computer at your overclocked settings and run to your heart’s desire. You’re all done installing Indigo Xtreme!


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If you really want to get into it, a perfect vacuum would be best

Engineering has ruined my mind
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a defective tile off the space shuttle

butt paste see pic's
Zinc Oxide is actually a main component of many thermal pastes lol
I don't think that butt cream will fare that badly if it is 40% Zinc Oxide.
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Water.
     
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Sure, as soon as BradleyW suggests "nothing", 2 other people suggest the same thing immediately after.
I noticed. This does happen often.
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Thermite!

    
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