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I agree to test


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It's funny to see all these freshly made single post accounts. :lol: I'm sure there's some redundancy going on here lol.

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I'd love to test this.

edit: lurker ftw. lol


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I agree to test the heck out of this on my upcoming quiet watercooling project

this is the 63rd reply, if anyone is counting


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widowmaker wrote:
It's funny to see all these freshly made single post accounts. :lol:

Heh, I know.

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Lurker ftw. lol

Another lurker here. :P

I'll test, if there are any spots left, see how it fares against my Arctic Silver...


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Will likely begin testing within the next week to two weeks hopefully.

I have two sets of results to submit in the coming weeks. The first is courtesy of a good friend of mine while the second is my sister's. I also have AS5 with which I can compare it to and my friend has the Liquid Metal stuff from Coolaboratory.

Exact specs are unknown but he has:

Q6600
8GB G.Skill DDR2-1066 ram
eVGA GeForce GTX260 216sp
640GB WD Caviar Black
1TB WD Caviar Green
Corsair HX520
Lian-Li 58 series case(?)

My sister's specs are:

E7200
4GB Crucial DDR2-1066 ram
Gigabyte Radeon 4850 512MB
640GB WD Caviar Blue
Antec Earthwatts 500w
Antec Sonata III

My rig is unfortunately a bit too complicated to be moving things in and out of =(


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Update:

Initial thermal paste information
Thermal paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2
Ambient Temp at idle: 24C
Idle Temperature: 46C, 45C
Ambient Temp at load: 24C
Load temperature: 58C, 60C

IC7 information
Thermal paste: IC7
Ambient temperature at idle: 26C
Idle temperature: 46C, 47C
Ambient Temperature at load: 26C
Load Temperature: 59C, 58C

Sys specs:
MB: P5W-DH Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core2Duo e6600
Heatsink: Scythe Ninja plus W/ Yate Loon D12SL-12
Video card: evga 9800gtx+ W/ Arctic Cooling S2 Rev. 1
PSU: Antec NEOHE 430
Case: Antec P150
Front Intake: Nexus 92mm X2
Exhaust: 120mm Nexus


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I will test. Just got a new q8300 and would love doing some testing on it with the IC stuff.

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I'll test it out! It might be a month or so before I get my new rig though.
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Id love to test this. Having something better than the stock TIM would be good too :lol:


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I agree to test ICD7.


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I agree to test ICD7


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I agree to test ICD7

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I agree to test ICD7.

email has been sent.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, I'm doing some ram testing in various configurations, on various platforms. Done with this board, but I have two more to do, but can't start them for a week and a half. Also using 3 cpu's, so there's a lot of changing involved.

Currently use AS5 and MX-2, always interested in trying different brands though.

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I'd love to try it out. Gives me a great excuse to reseat my ZEROtherm.


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I'm willing to test, email sent.


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I'd love to test it out! I've been curious about this stuff for a bit, but never got around to purchasing it.


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I have already tested it.
It works as intended, not as good as MX-2
A little expensive for my taste.


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I agree to test the IC7.

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aimndtel wrote:
I have already tested it.
It works as intended, not as good as MX-2
A little expensive for my taste.


Many reviews of IC7 seem to prove your statement wrong.

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aimndtel wrote:
I have already tested it.
It works as intended, not as good as MX-2
A little expensive for my taste.


Many reviews of IC7 seem to prove your statement wrong.


Hey all,I have read your site for some years.
I also read FrostyTech, which is where I saw this referenced.

I also tried this material: I can't remember which site was promoting the trial. Tech report perhaps....

Anyway, I agree with aimndtel. The material works fine, but don't expect any miracles. If you look at FrostyTech you will see the trend to Direct connect Coolers being the most effective. Xigmattek, Sunbeam, and TITAN lead the list and are relatively cheap. To quote Frosty Tech
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exposed 8mm diameter direct contact heat pipes at the base. These allow heat to be efficiently conducted from the CPU to the aluminum fins without passing first through a secondary heat spreader where voids can impede thermal conduction.


The reason why MX-2 and TX-2 work so well is that they are low viscosity greases. They fill only the defects with a thin film and allow the heat the shortest path to get to the cooling liquid.

While diamonds, or graphite, or gold dust are all great conductors, the real limiting equations are the rate of heat transfer AWAY from this interface. IE, the heat pipes, or water cooling is what is limiting your cooling, not the interface material. A very thin layer of grease, will conduct just as well as a thicker layer of AS5.

Hence all the recent reviews I have seen of thermal pastes just confirm this state of diminishing returns. The difference bt. MX-5, TX-5, and IC7 is often less that a degree different.

IC7 is thick, and a little difficult to spread in my opinion, but that is just a matter of personnel preference. It will work fine for you, just don't expect to see a night and day difference.

Best luck all.


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IC7 is thick, and a little difficult to spread in my opinion, but that is just a matter of personnel preference. It will work fine for you, just don't expect to see a night and day difference.


Having used IC7 lots of times, I've found the best method isn't to even bother trying to spread it, it just doesn't work... just follow their instructions and ignore how you do things with normal TIM.

You just put a pea sized blob in the middle of your CPU and then clamp down your CPU, if its one that has a screw tightening retention bracket then just make sure you keep tightening each screw a bit at a time so it evenly compresses :)

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xafier wrote:
mdk777 wrote:
IC7 is thick, and a little difficult to spread in my opinion, but that is just a matter of personnel preference. It will work fine for you, just don't expect to see a night and day difference.


Having used IC7 lots of times, I've found the best method isn't to even bother trying to spread it, it just doesn't work... just follow their instructions and ignore how you do things with normal TIM.

You just put a pea sized blob in the middle of your CPU and then clamp down your CPU, if its one that has a screw tightening retention bracket then just make sure you keep tightening each screw a bit at a time so it evenly compresses :)
Looking at their site, that's the way to do it. Also can heat it up in warm water(they syringe) to make it more spreadable.


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I'd love to give this new, novel thermal compound a test in my desktop. It will be nice to see how it compares to my Ceramique :-)


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Just to let everybody know-

I shipped all USA that were pending today

Canada will ship tomorrow

You should start seeing your samples in the next day or two

Canada -Takes about a week.


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Saw a give away for this on a different forum but signed up too late.
Would be interesting to try this out and see how it compares to AS5 I'm using in my desktop.


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I would love to test!


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I agree to test IC Diamond 7 against T-C Grease 0098 on my i7 920.


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I agree to test IC7 against Shin Etsu G751 with my Megahalems on W3520.

And hopefully after that, I'll finally be done tweaking this build.


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Another long time lurker... I would like to test the TIM. I'm in the process of building a (hopefully fanless) HTPC, probably with an AMD Sempron or 4850e, or some comparable chip and some massive-but-yet-to-be-determined heatsink. If you need the test info quickly, I can use it on my current energy-hogging computer with an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ CPU and stock heatsink/fan.


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