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How much of an improvement do you think I might see if I put some Arctic Silver 5 on my ASUS 6950 Directcu ii cards? Is it worth the hassle?
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Depending on manufacturer, it can make warranty invalid.

I would use MX-3 or MX-4 on GPU. AS5 has cure time, so improvements are not instant.

I think you will see like 1-5c temp drop. Depending on how good the stock paste is.
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1-4 degrees max, your cooler should be more than good enough.
    
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Awesome, thanks guys!

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How much of an improvement do you think I might see if I put some Arctic Silver 5 on my ASUS 6950 Directcu ii cards? Is it worth the hassle?
It's hard to get the correct amount. GPU's need TIM applying a certain way and they also need more TIM compared to a CPU. You won't see much difference. 3c at most. It's risky, might lose warrenty or you could break the chip during remount.
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I did it and noticed almost no difference. Don't do it.
    
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