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kow_ciller

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#1 11 years ago

Pastes tested:

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Test Bed: Intel i7 860 @ 4.2ghz HT/on 1.336v MSI P55-GD80 Gskill Ripjaws 1866mhz @ 2000mhz Thermalright Venomous-X (San Ace @12v- 2318rpm +- ) Lian Li K62 (fans @ 12v/) Silverstone ST70F power supply 2x Diamond Radeon 4890s

Room Temperature- 20*C

Testing Method: Fresh Application of paste, then run Prime95 Small FTT for 15mins, idle for 15mins, Prime95 Large FTT for 15mins, idle for 15mins, Prime95 blend for 15mins, then 30mins of Prime95 Large FTT.

Average temperature across 4-cores is taken for results.

Idle Results: graphidle.jpg

Load Results: graphload.jpg

Conclusion/ thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised by the Thermalright CF2, it was able to beat the rest of the field quite easily. Now it could be that Thermalright optimized their paste for their heatsinks, or it could be that they just made one hell of a thermal paste. I would like to test it on other heatsinks in the future. One thing that let me down was the IC Perihelion, I expected it to stay closer to everything else in the test but wasn't quite able to stick with the rest of the pastes. It would however be a nice paste to use on NB/ SB installations.




LaughingCheese

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#2 11 years ago

Sounds pasty! :p




kow_ciller

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#3 11 years ago

oh, it is.




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#4 11 years ago

What's that stuff that says "not for sale"?




kow_ciller

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#5 11 years ago

Not allowed to say yet. But I'm using it right now and it works better than IC7.




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#6 11 years ago
kow_ciller;5224157Not allowed to say yet. But I'm using it right now and it works better than IC7.

OOO classified stuff!=p




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#7 11 years ago

Sounds like good stuff. I've been really happy with my OCZ Freeze though, i can honestly say its much better than the AS5 i was using before.




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#8 11 years ago

This should be interesting. How are you going to test them? I guess that this will be quite time consuming with the constant re-instalaltion of the CPU and the cleaning of the surfaces.




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#9 11 years ago
kow_ciller;5224157Not allowed to say yet. But I'm using it right now and it works better than IC7.

Might I ask what IC7 is?




kow_ciller

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#10 11 years ago

IC7 is a diamond-based thermal compound. And supposedly one of the best on the market.

MrFancypants;5224253This should be interesting. How are you going to test them? I guess that this will be quite time consuming with the constant re-instalaltion of the CPU and the cleaning of the surfaces.

I'm going to run them on my current setup, I'm debating on which way to load the processor atm. I doubt my cpu is prime-stable ATM but I'll figure something out before I do testing if I can get this cpu stable w/ HT on. But heres what the testbed looks like

test bed: Intel i7 860 @ 4.2ghz HT/off MSI P55-GD80 Gskill Ripjaws 1866mhz Thermalright Venomous-X (San Ace @12v/5v) Lian Li K62 (fans @ 12v/5v) Silverstone ST70F power supply 2x Diamond Radeon 4890s