Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing

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Post by mr_plow_king » Fri May 15, 2009 2:02 pm

I agree to test it

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Post by Tim Mitchell » Fri May 15, 2009 2:26 pm

Count me in. :)

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love to test it

Post by redsun » Fri May 15, 2009 2:51 pm

I agree to test ICD7

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Post by discopig » Fri May 15, 2009 3:00 pm

I'll test it out!



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Post by gbyss00 » Fri May 15, 2009 3:07 pm

I got mine in today and here are results

cooler i use was Thermalright XP-90 passive on Intel T7200 with 120mm PSU fan pulling from top and 80 mm fan pushing from side

Ambient temp was 26.9 C during the test(all temps are in degree celcius)

before was using Arctic Silver Ceramique


idles at 32 and load is over 80

after using IC Diamond


Idles 30 and load is around 50

and keep in mind that this testing was done right after applying TIM, without any curing time

just WOW
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Post by colm » Fri May 15, 2009 3:07 pm

hey why not, I am up for it. My setup was and is a challenge, results would be interesting.

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Post by eternal » Fri May 15, 2009 5:43 pm

Sounds pretty sweet, count me in

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Post by hukares » Fri May 15, 2009 6:32 pm

I'm interested. I will test it.

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Post by arn » Fri May 15, 2009 10:49 pm

Sounds interesting! I'd love to give this stuff a try on my i7.

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Post by bzo » Fri May 15, 2009 11:18 pm

I agree to test as well

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Post by kenoka » Fri May 15, 2009 11:40 pm

I'd like to get in on this as well.

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Post by bkoehn » Sat May 16, 2009 12:16 am

happy to help.
i haven't fiddled with my PC for a little while now anyway!

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Post by hallowdbemyname » Sat May 16, 2009 2:05 am

I'd like to test their thermal paste.

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Post by KyonCoraeL » Sat May 16, 2009 2:54 am

Perfect timing I would love to test this thermal paste on my Q9550

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Post by ednigma » Sat May 16, 2009 3:01 am

I would like to participate in the test, have used Artic Silver 5 and currently using OCZ Freeze

Thank you


These are my results for a new build.
Q9400, Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 MBoard, Zalman 7000 AlCu stock fan, open air setup.

OCCT 3.1.0 Run for 2 hours
RealTemp 3.00

------------------Idle-----------Load(max)----Ambient----Rise above Ambient
AS5 ----------39-33-28-29--53-46-48-49--25.5(78f)---27.5-20.5-22.5-23.5
OCZ Freeze 39-33-29-29--51-44-46-48--25.0(77f)---26.0-19.0-21.0-23.0
IC7 ----------39-33-29-29--52-45-46-47--26.7(80f)---25.3-18.3-19.3-20.3

According to RealTemp sensor test, the first and third temp sensors are stuck at the low end meaning the sensors don't report temps lower than a certains temp on a cool down test. This seems to be quite common on 45nm Core2 Quads. Note that Core Temp 0.99.4 shows that the first and third temps are actually core 1 and core 2?

The results seem to fall in line with expectations, namely AS5 being the oldest formulation, giving the worst result, OCZ being a more recent TIM gives the middle result, and IC7, the newest TIM, gives the best. I expect that in a closed case and/or overclocking, the results would spread out more with IC7 gaining a bigger advantage.

IC7, although the best performer, is quite thick in consistency and a bit more difficult to apply (what about HDT heatsinks?). OCZ Freeze is almost as good and has a thinner consistency and is claimed by the manufacturer to remain stable. My current build is using OCZ for the last 18 months and seems very stable.

Regards.. Ed
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Post by owbert » Sat May 16, 2009 3:22 am

i agree to test ICD7

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Post by trandy1001 » Sat May 16, 2009 4:14 am

I'll help them test it out. I've got a 45 watt dual and a 95 watt triple core to find various results.

I've also got a couple graphics cards that would be more than happy to be guinea pigs.

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Post by Rodramble » Sat May 16, 2009 4:34 am

I agree to test ICD7. I have already been using IC Diamond and I am impressed so for.

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Post by xafier » Sat May 16, 2009 7:28 am


I'm guessing you got in touch with IC after I mentioned them in the thread the other day? :)

Pretty cool that they're giving away samples for people to test with, I've used it in both my current systems and its a really good thermal compound!

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Post by guises » Sat May 16, 2009 8:08 am

I'll try it. I've heard of this and I'd like to see how it stacks up against my TC 0098.

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Post by yaler » Sat May 16, 2009 9:44 am

Would love to test this against the stock gew I got from Scythe. I agree to let them know how it all goes!

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Post by Towermax » Sat May 16, 2009 11:11 am

I'd like to test it--I'm always building/rebuilding one of my or my family's systems. :)

So, I agree to test ICD7.

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Post by widowmaker » Sat May 16, 2009 12:43 pm

I agree to test ICD7!!!

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I Do

Post by Fries » Sat May 16, 2009 1:53 pm

I totally agree to test ICD7!

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I agree to test ICD7

Post by euimin » Sat May 16, 2009 3:02 pm

I would like an opportunity to test ICD7.

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Post by angelkiller » Sat May 16, 2009 6:17 pm

I agree to test IC Diamond 7. I can't give any results for a couple of weeks, but I'll compare it to Arctic Silver Céramique in a water cooling loop.

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Post by e v o » Sat May 16, 2009 8:28 pm

Building new comp for family member, would love to use this. I agree to test ICD7

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Post by xev » Sat May 16, 2009 8:43 pm

I'll test the ICD7

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Post by Hellspawn » Sat May 16, 2009 9:52 pm

I'd like to give it a try.

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Post by IMOM » Sat May 16, 2009 11:50 pm

I was going to buy it and read reviews about it yes I would love to test out the ICD7 and I already bought heatsinks for the CPU, northbridge, and southbridge. I'll test the ICD7 and post results.

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