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Old April 13, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Quick question here before I get home and put my Classified / I7 Rig back together....have you guys all been placing a "pea size" amount in the centre? I have a tune of this stuff awaiting me as well..(sorry too lazy to read through the entire Thread)..
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Old April 13, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Mutant pea size. Regular pea size doesn't work, and you wind up with textbook examples of those 'air holes' on IC's website. Don't be afraid to be a little generous. Warming the tube up in some hot water might help too, according to some people. It's definitely thick stuff, and I'll be trying it myself tomorrow for run#4.
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Old April 13, 2009, 11:49 PM
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Mutant pea size.
So you're saying like a "bigger" pea size?
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Old April 14, 2009, 12:33 AM
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Yeah, bigger pea size. Wish I'd thought to take a photograph of my own efforts. But honestly, the photos on IC's site, their 'peas' seem just slightly small, by my (limited) experience with this stuff.
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Yeah, bigger pea size. Wish I'd thought to take a photograph of my own efforts. But honestly, the photos on IC's site, their 'peas' seem just slightly small, by my (limited) experience with this stuff.
you're right... boil the damn tube too... its like spreading bubble gum.
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Old April 15, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Alright I waited a while before posting results as I was skeptical and I wanted to see if the temp difference would last... I dont have idle temps cuz it is never truely idle.* But here are my temps accorting to real temp (same ambiant temp for both)

The Temps are for Core 0 (the other cores are all 5-10 degrees less...) using Realtemp on a Q9450 at 3.2.

as5
load: 59-61c

ic7
load=57c-60c

It was nice to see it not peaking over 60, considering ic7 isn't more expensive, its a sweet deal!

Oh and I used a fair bit more ic7 then I would any other TIM.
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rj, your probubly allready have your rig put back 2gether,,but i used a about a 5mm dot in the middle of my cpu,my kids had a old plastic circle measering device with all differant sizeis of circels,so i got mine pretty close 2 what the website said about appying the compound
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Lots of dual cores and quads on here, so I figured I'd try this on my old P4 workhorse.
It's a 3.0C Northwood with a Zalman 7000ALCU in an MSI 945GCM478 mobo with 2G of DDR2 and a 7600GT ( PCI-E)
This rig runs open case all the time so that skews what one would expect the temps to be.
Load temps were taken 15 minutes into a 20 minute run at 100% using OCCT 3.01 and are all non-corrected as reported by everest Ultimate.



Ambient temps were 23C for all the tests

AS5

Idle 25
Load 44
RPM 1560 constant


IC7 First run ( second install after botching the first one)

Idle 25
Load 46
RPM 1560 constant

IC7 Second run
Idle 25
Load 45
RPM 1560 constant

The first install I used about twice the amount of IC7 than I would have used of AS5 and I knew immediately that something was wrong when it idled at 31 and load was 49 so I tore back into it.
Here's the size of IC7 I used



Here's the pattern on the HS. Too low and too small.



The line down the middle is from the copper strip on the HS



Here's my second application of IC7 ( about 3 times the size of AS5 )
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Thanks for the pictures gives me a good idea of how I should apply and the amount that seems to be working for everyone. I was planning on spreading but it looks to thick to spread evenly, so I think I'll go with the pea sized blob.
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It wouldn't be fair to include the #s as the MX2 wasn't given a similar time to "cure", but I have seen a drop of 2 - 3 deg celsius over a period of 1 week (that's with a 1 c drop in ambient). Old #s were 60c across the board, new #s are 58/58/57/57.

The temp spikes are still behaving similarily with the max temp being only temporary spikes, although the average as a whole is getting a lot flatter.

Quick question on updating the stats for the HWC results... are we supposed to be PMing our results to somebody in order to get them included?
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