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I'm wanting more performance but don't have the cash for a new 6870, so I've decided to push my clocks to the 700mhz range. This is requiring me to replace the tim on my cards, but I have a few questions.

1. On the card with the reference style blower, do I need to replace the pads for the memory chips? and if so, what should I use?

2. What tim should I use? I currently have MX-2, CF III, and I could get some AS5 if needed.

The card with the pads is the XFX HD-485X-ZDFC
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Dont use AS5 on GPU especially on ATI one kuz it's direct die, use you MX-2 you'll be fine
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Dont use AS5 on GPU especially on ATI one kuz it's direct die, use you MX-2 you'll be fine
I didn't even think about that, Thanks for the tip!


Anyone have suggestions re the memory pads?
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Dont use AS5 on GPU especially on ATI one kuz it's direct die, use you MX-2 you'll be fine
Reason? That's like saying AS5 can't be used on Athlon XP cpus...
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