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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by stinger608, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    I got home today and the drywall dust was already floating around, so I'm down for at least a week. I don't want to have to clean that crap out of my system (again :( )...
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  2. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Come on folks, still have tubes available! :)
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    mine still haven't arrived:(
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    Mars is a long way away :roll:
    Mine may have been sent out in the first mailing and it took about 9 business days, just depends on when it was sent and to where.
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    We shipped yesterday so up to date - Just to note we ship once or twice a week so there may be a few days added delay on normal snail mail delivery times.

    Still plenty of tubes left
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    ON MY HONOR IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE COMPOUND I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR TO TEST AND POST MY RESULTS.
    Currently my system is running with Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 and after 10 runs of Intel Burn Test, my CPU maximum hits 58-59 degree C. I am using the stock cooler and all other specs are on my profile.
    I would be happy if I get one of those thermal compounds. Thank you. :)
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    Hope more people get in on this, as for me ill finally start testing soon most likely this weekend, so ill update my post in the other thread with stock vs stock and overclock vs overclock against my current MX-4, also still got some Noctua NTH1 laying around as well i think.
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    So do you get an email back after you email the info or just wait and see if you receive tube ?
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    Pretty sure you just wait for the tube to come in.
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    Id love to test this. Will be really interesting in how this perfoms. Im also thinking about using it on my 580's aswell.

    ON MY HONOR IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE COMPOUND I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR TO TEST AND POST MY RESULTS
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    Computer was supposed to be finished today, but ran into a slight hiccup so the replacement won't be here until Friday. Should have results between MX-4 and IC Diamond 24 by Saturday.
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    I've purchased this in the past actually. I found the spread difficult and the cleanup later difficult as well. Just my personal experience.

    I'd give it an other whirl though after reading through this thread and reading the preferred method of application. I'll try that this time.

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    Nothing is easier than a compression spread as we recommend, The problem that most have with removal is that they do not understand good shop practice in that you have to let the solvent do the work not your elbow - removal takes only 10 - 20 seconds you have to re- liquefy the compound with the solvent then dab off. Simple and easy when I have time to final edit the application video I will post it here.
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    Recommend the compression method for HDT coolers as well? I've taken to filling in the minor spaces first on the bottom of the cooler.
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    With HDT coolers it was recommended to wet the bottom of the pipes a little first to help fill in the gaps.
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    Yes you are right about that - the video link below the guy does essentially the same thing and most seem to get great results with this technique. -Just to note His removal of the old compound is what I was talking about earlier and is a perfect example of how not to do it.. He uses little solvent, does not re- liquefy the compound and the removal is more of a scrubbing exercise. Solvents are designed to do the work which is why you use them and I am surprised how many people miss that..

    Proper removal you would take a cotton ball or a piece of waded up paper towel saturate with a solvent like acetone and liberally dab it/ saturate the surface with solvent. This mixes with compound in a few seconds it is literally a liquid at this point and remove with a dab or a single swipe.

    This works even with rock hard situations with the exception for expediency you tease off the larger chunks(usually the excess that is squeezed out on application) with your fingernail then follow the same process for the compound in the contact area, it takes only seconds.



    http://youtu.be/rlO6Gx7Uf6g
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    Where are you guys located? Still haven't received the TP.
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    got mine today it came from CT
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    Got mine yesterday as well, will put it through the test this weekend.
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    haven`t received one either, but both US - Norwegian postage and the Norwegian customs may slow it down.
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    ON MY HONOR IN EXCHANGE FOR FREE COMPOUND I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR TO TEST AND POST MY RESULTS

    Currently rocking MX-4. Was part of the testing at OCF for the IC7.

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    @ Stinger/ IC Diamond - How good is this product with sub-zero cooling? Has that been tested yet? Does it hold up its cooling properties with DI temps? LN2? LHe?
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    I was going to try it out on ss -50c and maybe ln2 not sure what time Im gettin out of work today, where doing inventory :(
  23. stinger608

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    Thanks for the question EarthDog. That I am not sure of. We will have to wait to hear from IC Diamond on that.
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    My IC Diamond and C/P arrived today. I'm looking forward to seeing how good of mount I am getting with my i5-3570k and my new DT Sniper water block.


    I did have a slight confusion over this "newest" IC Diamond product. The IC Diamond 24 that I have been using for a long time now looks just like the tube that you guys sent me.

    Is the formula that you sent me different than what I have been using?

    Since first using IC Diamond a few years ago it has been the only TP that I use because it has worked so well for for me.

    I do have some Prolmatech PK-1 that I will be comparing it to.
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  25. EarthDog

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    I *think* that may be for testing applications/spread? Not sure...

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