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EK-TIM Indigo Extreme on a new system?

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JLambeth87

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Feb 5, 2016
Hey Guys,
I can't seem to find the answer anywhere so I am going to post here... Please excuse me if this has already been discussed.

I am in the process of a new system build. I am using the EK-Supremacy EVO water CPU block and it came with the EK-TIM Indigo Extreme. After reading the instructions it says to make sure I have P95 and SpeedFan installed so monitor the reflow process... my question is how do i go about doing this if I don't have Windows even installed yet? I am doing a hardline loop so just popping the block off after the initial setup isn't going to be that easy. Should I even worry about using the EK-TIM or should I use my ArcticSilver 5 compound from my last build?

Thanks in advance.

Josh
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
Joined
Jan 2, 2005
It's just an advice to heat up cpu and check if temps are correct. It doesn't mean you have to do it. If you apply TIM right then all should be fine.
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
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Jun 28, 2012
I would use standard TIM, not metal TIM.

Do a quick search on the forum for Indigo Extreme, there was a thread yesterday about it.
 
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JLambeth87

JLambeth87

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Feb 5, 2016
Thanks for the info... after more research I think I am just going to us my AS5. I've used it in the past and have had good results unless you guys have something better you recommend? Thanks.

Josh
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
Joined
Jan 2, 2005
MX2/4 or something from mid Gelid series is good and not expensive. Also all these new TIMs are better than AS5. I'm changing TIM quite often and I found MX4 or Gelid Supreme quite good and easy to apply.
 

ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
I'm partial to Noctua NT-H1, but that's probably because I have a few free tubes from buying their heatsinks!