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just tested AS5 vs IC Diamond 7

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by smashed_99cbr, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. smashed_99cbr New Member

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    I have had the Arctic Silver 5 installed for about 4 weeks...

    temps taken using Real Temp for monitoring and LinX for load, room temp 18c

    The test machine was:

    CPU: q9550 (e0) @ 3.82GHz @ 1.265v (lapped and polished)

    Cooling: Enzotech Sapphire Rev A (lapped and polished), D5 pump, 77 Bonneville Heater Core, custom fan shroud, (2) Sycthe Kaze Ultra 3000RPM 120mm fans

    AS5

    Core 0 51c
    Core 1 50c
    Core 2 48c
    Core 3 48c

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    IC Diamond 7

    Core 0 49c
    Core 1 49c
    Core 2 47c
    Core 3 47c
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    Only 1-2 degrees? I expected more. I think the problem with IC Diamond 7 is the particle size is too large and there's not a high enough ratio of diamond/suspender. Diamonds are capable of much better thermal conductivity than IC Diamond 7 makes it out to be.
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    difference would be larger if the cooler was NOT lapped and polished ;)
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    I saw other testing with similar results. Diamond should be 5+C cooler than silver with the added bonus of being non-conductive.
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    yeah but with an unlapped cooler the differnce is more like 5-7+ degrees
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    I've always used OCZ Freeze and lately changed to IC Diamond. I have lapped TRUE and unlapped Q9550. The temperature was the same. IC Diamond however was a lot harder to spread.
    IC Diamond is not as good as everybody say. It's just as good as any other TIM.
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