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IC Diamond 24 Carat Thermal Compound Giveaway

Innovation Cooling
IC Diamond 24 Carat Giveaway!!


Innovation Cooling (IC)will giveaway 100 syringes of ICD24 to TH forum members who have at least 50 posts and/or 6 months membership.

ALL POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS MUST POST THEIR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS THREAD IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR FREE TIM
(BEFORE OR AFTER PM'ING ME).

PLEASE BE SURE TO BENCHMARK YOUR CPU TEMPS WITH YOUR CURRENT TIM AND RECORD YOUR RESULTS BEFORE USING IC24 FOR TESTING. WE NEED BEFORE AND AFTER PLEASE (Ambient, idle, load at the very least)!


Instructions and Qualifiers

1.)1 Syringe per responding forum member.

2.)This is a on a first come basis. I will post notice on this forum when the giveaway ends

3.)Participating members are to post your test results on this forum within the first 30 days after receiving the sample. Gentleman's agreement.

4.) TH forum members who have at least a minimum 50 posts.

5.) Or have been a forum member for at least 6 months

6.) PM me your mailing address in a format we can cut and paste easily for processing.

7.)Must agree to test the product and give feedback to the forum, and thus to Innovation Cooling (Current load/idle/ambient temps + fan speed then load/idle/ambient temps + fan speed with IC24)

The specifics will be posted in a separate Results Thread, we will be looking for simple data feedback, and looking forward to actual comparisons in application methods and comparing products from other manufacturers.

We would like to first get CPU, GPU's, NB's , and Laptops results as a priority, then any you are free to apply/experiment on other components with remaining balance.

The TIM results thread will go live on once we have enough tubes shipped out and await all member's data results. All personal information is kept entirely confidential and destroyed upon completion of giveaway. Please PM me if you have any questions.

Thanks everyone and I look forward to working with you all and hopefully learning something in the process.


Andrew

President
Innovation Cooling
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  1. I'm interested, is this open worldwide?
  2. Yes
  3. I will take part. Thank You
  4. i would take part but i have no benchmark software. Can i download it as freeware anywhere?
  5. Do not forget to send us your mailing address


    IC Diamond said:
    Innovation Cooling
    IC Diamond 24 Carat Giveaway!!


    Innovation Cooling (IC)will giveaway 100 syringes of ICD24 to TH forum members who have at least 50 posts.

    ALL POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS MUST POST THEIR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS THREAD IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR FREE TIM
    (BEFORE OR AFTER PM'ING ME).

    PLEASE BE SURE TO BENCHMARK YOUR CPU TEMPS WITH YOUR CURRENT TIM AND RECORD YOUR RESULTS BEFORE USING IC24 FOR TESTING. WE NEED BEFORE AND AFTER PLEASE (Ambient, idle, load at the very least)!


    Instructions and Qualifiers

    1.)1 Syringe per responding forum member.

    2.)This is a on a first come basis. I will post notice on this forum when the giveaway ends

    3.)Participating members are to post your test results on this forum within the first 30 days after receiving the sample. Gentleman's agreement.

    4.) TH forum members who have at least a minimum 50 posts.

    5.) Have been a forum member for at least 6 months

    6.) 6.) PM me your mailing address in a format we can cut and paste easily for processing or email me at support@innovationcooling.

    7.)Must agree to test the product and give feedback to the forum, and thus to Innovation Cooling (Current load/idle/ambient temps + fan speed then load/idle/ambient temps + fan speed with IC24)

    The specifics will be posted in a separate Results Thread, we will be looking for simple data feedback, and looking forward to actual comparisons in application methods and comparing products from other manufacturers.

    We would like to first get CPU, GPU's, NB's , and Laptops results as a priority, then any you are free to apply/experiment on other components with remaining balance.

    The TIM results thread will go live on once we have enough tubes shipped out and await all member's data results. All personal information is kept entirely confidential and destroyed upon completion of giveaway. Please PM me if you have any questions.

    Thanks everyone and I look forward to working with you all and hopefully learning something in the process.


    Andrew

    President
    Innovation Cooling
  6. Yes Eithelwulf:

    Prime95 is great for stressing the CPU (to get temps up): http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

    HWMonitor is great for monitoring temps: http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

    Or RealTemp or CoreTemp.

    All are free of course.
  7. 96 tubes left
  8. Andrew, I have to say this is a great way to promote your product. Delivering your product straight to the enthusiasts for review and testing.

    I'm not going to participate as tearing down my entire system to get the cooler's back plate off is a total PITA.

    I look forward to seeing the results though. Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.

    PS buy whoever thought of this a nice lunch.
  9. Yep, that is my problem too. This is hitting me right near exams/travel/etc., no way I am pulling the CPU cooler any time soon. However, I certainly look forward to seeing more about the product in the future.
  10. I am also looking for GPU data specifically if that makes it any easier does not have to be CPU only
  11. I'll also suggest re-posting this in the overclocking section of these forums. That may better target the people your looking for instead of this CPU & other components section.
  12. Thanks for the tip, I will try that
  13. Cool, I'll take part! Thermal paste is seriously my favorite part of the computer :P

    And Icy 24, given how it performs, count me in! :)

    Thanks guys!
  14. I am down sign me up
  15. I'm in, mailing address coming over!
  16. 90 Left - first mailing of samples will go out next week
  17. Sweet, I'd love a tube of it! I've been looking at it for a while now, but hadn't yet run out of AS Ceramique, but I just used the last bit of it the other day, so I'm all in!

    PM will be sent in a minute.
  18. You got mine right? Messaged you my address a week ago.

    I am interested to see how it performs vs my current stuffs.
  19. ^ I'm Intrested, but I don't think I have 6 moths.

    But I am a vertern with over 10,000 psots, can i still qualify?
  20. Hey if it's till on, I'm in too...lol
  21. Look forward to testing this, already sent my PM :)

    For those of you wondering, i'm running some AS5. It Will be interesting to see how much better this stuff will be on my water block.
  22. lucuis said:
    Look forward to testing this, already sent my PM :)

    For those of you wondering, i'm running some AS5. It Will be interesting to see how much better this stuff will be on my water block.

    Well, that would depend on your water block. AS5 is a thin paste, and does better on smooth/polished surfaces, whereas IC diamond is a thick(er) paste and should do better on rougher surfaces (Direct-Touch Heatpipes, etc). http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=8
  23. Hello, I would like to enter this. Already PMed you with Address.
  24. jedimasterben said:
    Well, that would depend on your water block. AS5 is a thin paste, and does better on smooth/polished surfaces, whereas IC diamond is a thick(er) paste and should do better on rougher surfaces (Direct-Touch Heatpipes, etc). http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=8



    Getting the most out of a compound's performance is primarily a function of contact (why you lap to a flat) and pressure. If your surface finish scratches are less than the compound particle size no particular advantage is gained by refining the finish.

    For instance if your average particle size in your compound is 25 microns and you use a 1200 grit (9 microns) surface scratches will be 9 microns or less depending on how you lap so the paste particles will not fill the scratches beyond a 25 micron finish. Beyond 600 to 800 grit which encompasses 99% of the pastes out there there is no thermal advantage.

    It is more important to be flat than smooth

    Table of grit sizes


    I like to use the DMT stones for lapping I have the full set to 8000 or 3 micron grit, that with a little .5 polish you have a true mirror finish.


  25. jimmysmitty said:
    You got mine right? Messaged you my address a week ago.

    I am interested to see how it performs vs my current stuffs.


    you are on the list and will be on the first shipment to go out
  26. Can I enter?

    Don't have 6 months, But have 10K+ posts.

    Lookign for an awnser one way or another here.
  27. 1000 + posts a month? you deserve something.

    send me your mailing address
  28. IC Diamond said:
    1000 + posts a month? you deserve something.

    send me your mailing address


    Ok, Thanks!

    I'll pm it to ya.
  29. Sweet. Can't wait to get it and try it out.

    I would lap but don't have the room to break something. Will just try it compared to my current stuff and post results and screenshots as well to see how it performs.

    Hopefully better. Better is always good.
  30. calinkula said:
    Andrew, I have to say this is a great way to promote your product. Delivering your product straight to the enthusiasts for review and testing.

    I'm not going to participate as tearing down my entire system to get the cooler's back plate off is a total PITA.

    I look forward to seeing the results though. Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.

    PS buy whoever thought of this a nice lunch.



    Besides the promotional aspect we do get great data and feed back.

    The application method was developed by forum users for best results and further refined by us.

    Custom tube being implemented from customer feedback on dispensing we opened the dispensing tip from 2mm to 3.5mm

    Forum user feedback caused us to redesign and improve our label

    We have extensive adoption of IC Diamond in notebooks due to one user discovering that you can replace the pad on the GPU with ICD due to it's viscosity for better performance and reliability.

    Long term reliability feed back from users when I revisit test results a year or two later. I have one guy at xtremesystems forums that has distributed computing farm of 20 pc's and has been going 2 years without a change in temperature or having to reset his clock speeds.

    I like that people experiment after doing one test by the book so they get the best result possible, one guy at Anandtec used a vibrator to spread the paste with good result.

    Contact and pressure tests we ran on the forums gave great insight into trouble shooting problems.

    Running similar C/P sub-tests currently on GPU/VC' to develop a better understanding of how things work in that market.

    In the future when I get some time I would like to develop a torque method/table for heat sinks. All paste follow a pressure vs performance curve, I have the data from my lab testing but would like to get it into a format users can use to max out performance.

    On the whole forum users are pretty creative, give common sense advice and keeps us on a developmental track that matches their requirements.

  31. Nice.

    ahve I been added to the ship list?

    Thanks!
  32. Hey man, just double checking if you have received my PM with address.

    Also, didn't you guys do some thing like this over at OCF a while back?

    Quote:
    Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.

    I can. I got a E2180 build with AS5 that's been running for ~7 months.
  33. @IC Diamond,

    It's a win-win situation. Didn't know your application method came from the forum. :P
    Did you get my mailing address BTW? :)

    @Shadow, looking forward to your results. I don't think I've seen a comprehensive benchmark that includes _cured_ AS5.

    Looking forward to testing the paste.
    Cheers.
  34. Shadow703793 said:
    Hey man, just double checking if you have received my PM with address.

    Also, didn't you guys do some thing like this over at OCF a while back?

    Quote:
    Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.

    I can. I got a E2180 build with AS5 that's been running for ~7 months.


    hehheheheh

    You're AS5 hasn"t cured yet!
  35. builderbobftw said:
    Nice.

    ahve I been added to the ship list?

    Thanks!



    Yes got the PM
  36. Shadow703793 said:
    Hey man, just double checking if you have received my PM with address.

    Also, didn't you guys do some thing like this over at OCF a while back?

    Quote:
    Hopefully someone who has a decent cooler and has some cured Arctic Silver 5 will take the dive. I'm curious if your product can deliver better results.

    I can. I got a E2180 build with AS5 that's been running for ~7 months.


    Yes got the PM

    so far we have run giveaways @ Overclockers.com, Overclock.net, Overclockers Austraila, Anandtech, xtremesystms, HardewareLogic, NotebookReview, MaximumPC, Silentpcreview, AMDZONE*, Overclockerstech and HardwareCanucks

    User test results of tests to date with a breakout of compounds tested HERE

  37. I've done some tests with cured AS5 vs a fresh (less than 2 hour) application of IC7 (the smaller tube variant of this one), but with the Intel stock heatsink not something decent. I was quite surprised at the results. AS5 lost :D
  38. randomizer said:
    I've done some tests with cured AS5 vs a fresh (less than 2 hour) application of IC7 (the smaller tube variant of this one), but with the Intel stock heatsink not something decent. I was quite surprised at the results. AS5 lost :D


    yep.

    And also, how did you cure the AS5 in only 7 months?
  39. AS5 cures in like 8.33 days, or 200hrs.
  40. IC Diamond said:
    Yes got the PM

    so far we have run giveaways @ Overclockers.com, Overclock.net, Overclockers Austraila, Anandtech, xtremesystms, HardewareLogic, NotebookReview, MaximumPC, Silentpcreview, AMDZONE*, Overclockerstech and HardwareCanucks

    User test results of tests to date with a breakout of compounds tested HERE

    http://innovationcooling.com/Febuary142010updateallforumresults.PNG

    Thank you. I wish all manufactures are like this. There really is no better way to improve a product than to listen to the users who run/use it. There are only a few companies doing this unfortunately with Swiftech, Dangerden,etc on the short list.
  41. builderbobftw said:
    yep.

    And also, how did you cure the AS5 in only 7 months?

    :lol: My PCs are on 24/7. Anyways, like said, AS5 needs "only" 200 hours with about 4-5 hot/cold cycles to set in.
  42. Oh that explains it.

    AS5 Ftw lol.
  43. Don't forget the law of diminishing returns. I bet that the performance difference between first application and 50 hours is alot more than that between 50 hours and 200 hours.
  44. cool, how many grams are in the syringe?
  45. ^4.8 grams.
  46. Also, for reference I think it's 1-1.5 grams for the 7 carat tube off the top of my head.
  47. i think i want in, doing this on my 4870's (PM sent)

    guys, first time applying to gpus, any thoughts/things i should look out for
  48. ^ Do not crack any transitors/capacitors when removing the HSF.

    (yes, I did it to my old AGP card, Good thing It wasn"t worth aything......)
  49. builderbobftw said:
    ^ Do not crack any transitors/capacitors when removing the HSF.

    (yes, I did it to my old AGP card, Good thing It wasn"t worth aything......)


    okay, well if i do it to both, i guess thats an excuse to get a 5870

    though should i memory too? or just leave the pads
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