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Old 02-21-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone applied Indigo XS thermal meterial? Any tips tricks?

Hey guys,

I just got Indigo XS that I want to try with i7 4790k and Phanteks PH-TC14PE. I've read a bunch of tutorials, reviews and watched videos and I'm good to go. Just wanted to ask if anyone had some extra tips or tricks when trying this insane thermal material?

One of the questions that I've not figured out is how does it spread under the cooler. It's horse shoe shape. So when I apply pressure on the cooler, there is going to be an slight angle. Like this:



I wonder how the Indigo will spread under this asymmetric pressure. As it starts to melt, I'd expect the cooler to squirt it out from the right side. Any ideas?

Sincerely,
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:26 AM   #2
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The angles only very slight and it's to remove bubbles, most of the latest compounds require heating before applying, some are also quite abrasive eg IC Diamond but they do perform better than the old favorite Arctic Silver 5 but are more difficult to apply.

They also handle heat better, excessive heat makes the compound move away from the hot areas which is not what you want.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2013/03/14...-review-guide/

http://www.indigo-xtreme.com/

There are a lot of these metal phase change tims being released and they do perform better than compounds but much more difficult to apply so I'd read up on them and get as much info as possible before doing it.

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