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Originally Posted by Glancey;13423746 
Theres about 1 1/2" between the cards, slot 1 and 4, running x8 to achieve this gap. Haven't pulled the cards apart at all at this point so the TIM is still stock. I can do so and apply my own, would it be possible my retailer could notice the TIM change and void my warranty if I do end up sending them back?

I'll be trying that little bottom card trick brettjv, appreciate that.

Okay, well if there's any gap at all, then the top card hitting 100C is totally inexplicable/unacceptable. Esp. if you're not running Kombustor or the like.

No way the retailer will notice the TIM change UNLESS you have to tear a sticker on the back to get to one of the screws to remove the HSF.

Make sure you use a #1 phillips head screwdriver with a good size handle. The screws are tight and strip really easy. Having a beefy handle so you can push down hard into the screw head to loosen them is key.

Does the temp situation change much if you switch the location of the cards (reverse the top and bottom cards)?
Edited by brettjv - 5/8/11 at 12:52pm
    
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