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like the title says some jackass on ebay listed the wrong item and my new 8800 heatsink doesn't fit and i was wondering will some arctic silver alumina ceramic thermal adhesive work alright for the GPU core and the ramsinks? i plan to also thread string or something to help hold the heatsink on so it wont be pulling on the GPU.

will it work alright? and will my temps suffer significantly?
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what heat sink do you have
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
what gpu and snick do you have
well the guy listed it as a THERMALRIGHT HR-03 GT but it wasn't its really a plus version for 8800GTX only so the mounting hardware doesn't line up with the mounting holes on the PCB
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
well the guy listed it as a THERMALRIGHT HR-03 GT but it wasn't its really a plus version for 8800GTX only so the mounting hardware doesn't line up with the mounting holes on the PCB
well if the sink lines up with the card, and it's just mounting holes don't line up
then it should be fine
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
well if the sink lines up with the card, and it's just mounting holes don't line
then it should be fine
yeah the ramsinks fit every part perfectly even the VRM's its just the mounting hardware doesn't fit (maybe i can find the gt hardware?)

how will my temps be compared to standard arctic silver ceramic paste?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
yeah the ramsinks fit every part perfectly even the VRM's its just the mounting hardware doesn't fit (maybe i can find the gt hardware?)

how will my temps be compared to standard arctic silver ceramic paste?
I don't know
should be fine

I used similar things on old gpu's with out mounting holes ext.
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/7/11 at 11:46am
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I don't know
should be fine

I used similar things on old gpu's with out mounting holes ext.
alright thanks for the help this day has been a nightmare.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
alright thanks for the help this day has been a nightmare.
let me know your temps when it's all said and done
the old gpu's I used don't have readable temps senses on them
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I hate to say if you think the guy is a jackass for listing thevwrojg product, he will look brilliant to the guy who tries to make it work on the wrong card.
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I hate to say if you think the guy is a jackass for listing the wrong product, he will look brilliant to the guy who tries to make it work on the wrong card.


Maybe listed the right product but you have a non reference card or visa versa.... which seriously turns the table on the issue.
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