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Innovation Cooling 7 Carat Diamond TIM Test results thread *NOW ACCEPTING RESULTS!!*

MacJunky

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Nice thermocoulpe set up, I like it- so you were measuring IHS Temp?
No, the only exposed areas of the IHS are almost 10C lower in temp than Core Temp 0.99.3 reports even though the MTC reports the same 30C that Core Temp reports while idling. Granted, it was only being held on via pressure from the wire and mostly blindly. I would need a better way to secure it since this thing is useless if you just hold it on. When I was checking temps of some various part on my mobo a little while ago I taped the end of the probe to a plastic rod and held it on what I wanted the temp of. From the looks of it an angled tip on teh end of something would be needed to get to the IHS without securing the probe right to the IHS. There is a slight change that something straight could get in from the top but without further investigation I would leave that at "Pushing it".

I was only using the MTC-maboby for the ambient temps and the mug of hot water because a Phenom under load is _not_ 40C. I suppose it still would have been useful information since it is not something that changes much physically as well as not subject to potentially buggy software and such. However I only have one type k probe so I would need to remove it from the IHS each time I wanted to check the temp around my case.
When the thermometer is outside the house it displays the same temp as the thermometer I have mounted outside and when in boiling water in an electric kettle it hit 98.8C so I assume it is pretty much correct.

What do you mean directed up and directed down? Is that with the case down or upright? I am a little confused on that.
The case was upright during all testing, I was merely indicating the direction of the airflow coming off the HSF. I might like to point out that both my Xigmatech HDT-S1283 and Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2 stick out too much and prevent me from installing my case's side panel so I have been running it open. In fact, since I got this case in 2005 (this being the 6th mobo it has housed) I have never run it with the side panel on because it has awful airflow and my temps are always better with the panel off.
Mounts A2, B1 and B2 looked like this:
http://i42.tinypic.com/22dv08.jpg I feel like mentioning that it is only the camera angle making the HSF look off-centre, it is actually on correctly and due to the mounting system, impossible to get it too far left or right though you can get it too high or too low if you are not careful.

How was the Grease spread pattern on the A test vs the B tests?
A1, A2 and B1 had a bit coming out the sides and full coverage on the surface,(actually, B1 had two very tiny spots on the edge of one side with no coverage but nothing major) I do not know about B2 though because I have not removed the HSF yet and there is really not enough room to see. I do not have any dental mirrors or similar devices. (one is on my list of things to buy, right above an eye loupe that is more powerful than the 10x one I have now)
 
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kyle_L

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HARDWARE: Q9550@2.83 VID 1.10v

Pre-IC7
Compound:
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Zalman ZM-STG1SUPER[/FONT]
Ambient Temp: 15
CPU
Idle Temp: 21
Load Temp:
36
NB,SB
Idle Temp: 28
Load Temp: 29


IC7

Ambient Temp:
15
CPU
Idle Temp: 16
Load Temp: 27
NB,SB
Idle Temp: 28
Load Temp: 29


4870x2 results to come when i drain my loop and get the vidcard out.

I Fing love this stuff. i will always buy this from now on.:thumb:

 

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HARDWARE: Q9550@2.83 VID 1.10v

Pre-IC7
Compound:
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Zalman ZM-STG1SUPER[/FONT]
Ambient Temp: 15
CPU
Idle Temp: 21
Load Temp:
36
NB,SB
Idle Temp: 28
Load Temp: 29


IC7

Ambient Temp:
15
CPU
Idle Temp: 16
Load Temp: 27
NB,SB
Idle Temp: 28
Load Temp: 29


4870x2 results to come when i drain my loop and get the vidcard out.

I Fing love this stuff. i will always buy this from now on.:thumb:


Awsome results! Glad you're having success with it. Just check out the HWC store 'cause it's available there with free shipping!
 

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OPTIONAL INFO: i7 920, 20x185 @ 1.35V, WC loop in sig

Pre-IC7
Compound: MX-2
Ambient Temp: 20
Idle Temp: 38-39
Load Temp:59-60

IC7
Ambient Temp: 20
Idle Temp: 37-38
Load Temp:57-59

I'm impressed. Outperforms the most highly recommended TIM in the market by 1-2 degrees. I'm glad I got an opportunity to test it myself. It will be going on my GTX 260 next.:thumb:

 

Jackquelegs

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Cooling system:
D-tek Fuzion V2 CPU block
MCP655-B pump
MCW60 on 4870
Feser Xchanger 360, with 3x Scythe Ultra kaze (2x 3000rpm, 1x1000rpm)
*Note, the radiator is using exhaust that is about 37 degrees due to lack of ventilation in the Aurora 570

Ambient temps: 20 degrees on thermostat
System spec: Intel Q6600 G0 3.2ghz 1.375v BIOS 1.360V Actual
Asus Maximus formula X38
Crossfired 4870 512mb

Thank you Nademon for this wonderful opportunity. Initially I did not expect this compound to make that much of a difference, but this is excellent. Thanks!
 

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This stuff is.. GODLIKE! I mean, seriously, the results speak for themselves.

Pre-IC7
Compound: MX-2
Abient Temp: 20C
Idle Temp: 44-42-42-41C
Load Temp: 79-77-76-76C

IC7

Ambient Temp: 20C
Idle Temp: 40-36-37-36C
Load Temp: 65-63-63-61C

IDLE: I left the system idle for 5 minutes.
LOAD: I ran Prime95 large FTT for 10 minutes.

I'll definitely be using this TIM from now on. :thumb: I'd like to thank Nademon for making this possible.
Also, to anyone who thinks that I might have applied the MX-2 wrong, I did the pea-in-the-middle-of-the-CPU method with it.

Anyways, pictures are always nice.. So here ya go:
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Mike_E

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6 Computers

All have the same Setup

Intel E5200 @ 3.2Ghz
Xigmatec HDT-S1283 with Blackplate
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
4870X2
TX 650
1.5TB HDD

The paste is very very hard to spread out, and hard to squeeze out of the syringe. Tried the Hot Water technique but still was very thick.

Ok..Results...

Ambient Temp: 23

MX-2
Idle: 36
Load: 61

IC-7
idle: 33
Load: 55

Those are the AVG temps on the 6 PCs.

the 2 tubes only gave me 6 applications... :(

Overall: Great results! Very significant temp decrease for a thermal compound!

computersz.png
 

Nademon

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glad to see we're getting some good results! If you like this stuff and want some more, support the HWC Store and order it from there. Gav's got it including shipping so take advantage and get those temps down!
 

Mike_E

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glad to see we're getting some good results! If you like this stuff and want some more, support the HWC Store and order it from there. Gav's got it including shipping so take advantage and get those temps down!
BTW, what is that IC24 I saw on RFD?
 

Nademon

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6 Computers

All have the same Setup

Intel E5200 @ 3.2Ghz
Xigmatec HDT-S1283 with Blackplate
4GB DDR2 800 RAM
4870X2
TX 650
1.5TB HDD

The paste is very very hard to spread out, and hard to squeeze out of the syringe. Tried the Hot Water technique but still was very thick.

Ok..Results...

Ambient Temp: 23

MX-2
Idle: 36
Load: 61

IC-7
idle: 33
Load: 55

Those are the AVG temps on the 6 PCs.

the 2 tubes only gave me 6 applications... :(

Overall: Great results! Very significant temp decrease for a thermal compound!

computersz.png


I'm a little confused as to how you only got 6 applications out of 2 tubes. I usually get at least 5 out of a single tube. Regardless, seems you got some good results!
 

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