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Old September 15, 2009, 09:11 PM
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ahh good old white aluminum oxide thermal compound. cheaper, simpler application, and cleans up WAY better than the over priced/over rated stuff.
'cept the fact that most of us here on HWC got the stuff for free!
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Old September 15, 2009, 10:09 PM
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'cept the fact that most of us here on HWC got the stuff for free!
LOL how did you get it for free ?!

Im going to try warming up the tube for few minutes with a heat gun on lowest temp and do the glob method and push the heatsink down on it without any twisting to avoid air pockets as much as possible , Ill post back in a few days for everyone who wants to know the result...
Has anyone ever tried mixing two different pastes and applying it to your cpu ?
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Old September 16, 2009, 07:27 AM
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LOL how did you get it for free ?!

Im going to try warming up the tube for few minutes with a heat gun on lowest temp and do the glob method and push the heatsink down on it without any twisting to avoid air pockets as much as possible , Ill post back in a few days for everyone who wants to know the result...
Has anyone ever tried mixing two different pastes and applying it to your cpu ?
No. And you should NEVER do that. Companies make them for a special purpose. You're talking about mixing chemicals that fuse together, which could do damaging effects to your HS or CPU. Do us a favour and just stick to one.

The only time I've ever seen someone mix two pastes were to stick ramsinks onto GPUs. I believe it was Ceramique and AS5 or something. It was for bonding purposes only.
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Old September 16, 2009, 08:50 AM
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No. And you should NEVER do that. Companies make them for a special purpose. You're talking about mixing chemicals that fuse together, which could do damaging effects to your HS or CPU. Do us a favour and just stick to one.

The only time I've ever seen someone mix two pastes were to stick ramsinks onto GPUs. I believe it was Ceramique and AS5 or something. It was for bonding purposes only.
ahhh I see , LOL I was never gonna do that , JUSTasked out of curiosity but thnx for the info ! how did you get free IC diamond 7 btw?
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Old September 16, 2009, 09:05 AM
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He means we got the cheap white stuff for free. It does a decent job, and its so cheap, little tubes will often times come with random heatsinks you may purchase.
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Old September 16, 2009, 09:47 AM
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I had the same issue with my free tube of IC7, as I too did not read enough ahead of time. As mentioned 10 minutes in a bowl of hot water makes it much easier to use. I used the pea sized, chocolate chip etc method and let the heat sink do the work of spreading and all has been fine.
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those IC 7 don't work as good as they do on TRUE 120. They are best used with direct touch types.

for both TRUE 120 i had, i prefer MX-2, easier to clean and install.

in both of my TRUE120 i only saw a 1-2C differences underload and 3 times the trouble of installing the TIM and removing it
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I had the same issue with my free tube of IC7, as I too did not read enough ahead of time. As mentioned 10 minutes in a bowl of hot water makes it much easier to use. I used the pea sized, chocolate chip etc method and let the heat sink do the work of spreading and all has been fine.
thnx for the advice , Im gonna try that as soon as finish lapping the cpu.

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those IC 7 don't work as good as they do on TRUE 120. They are best used with direct touch types.
for both TRUE 120 i had, i prefer MX-2, easier to clean and install.
in both of my TRUE120 i only saw a 1-2C differences underload and 3 times the trouble of installing the TIM and removing it
why trouble with removing ?! btw mines a True Black.
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Im looking for a NOT as hard kind of thermal paste for my north/south bridge , something that can be easily spreaded with card ? what do you recommend ?
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Im looking for a NOT as hard kind of thermal paste for my north/south bridge , something that can be easily spreaded with card ? what do you recommend ?
MX-2

Doesnt conduct and is a dream to use compaired to IC-7.

I use the pile of dogcrap method (pea sized blob) for IC-7 and it mount's well.

Makes a good polishing compound too.
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