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post #11 of 20
With the IC Diamond, let the paste set on top of the GPU for 10 minutes before seating the heatsink. There's apparently solvents in the stuff that mess with its performance otherwise. Replacing the thermal compound on my two GPUs using this method with IC Diamond netted about a 3-4c idle and load difference in temps.
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Still no change in temps. The more I look at the picture of the TIM spread the more I'm realizing that the paste is thicker on one side. Think I'm going to try lapping the cooler. I don't remember seeing uneven paste distribution with the stock cooler.
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I would say you have too much paste and yes one side has thiner TIM than other...If you have time try another method of applying the TIM..
I would try | | | so cooler will spread the paste where it needs more.
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For the IC Diamond I used their recommended pea method, but for others I make an "X" with each line being about half the length of the processor. I'll try using less when my lapping kit gets here.
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post #16 of 20
pls can someone measure vf3000f from left side to left mounting holes?
I would like to know if I can mount it on asus 570 directCU II GPU
I dont need the backplate (VRM passive is good on this card and I have RAM heatsine as well)

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Could you try rotating your case like in this artice to see if it effects temps?
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post #18 of 20
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Too late frown.gif I was seating the cooler again after lapping and changing out TIM, and one of the copper arms that hold the screws got stripped. I went back to the original cooler.
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ;14029984 
Could you try rotating your case like in this artice to see if it effects temps?

didnt try it, but somehow i doubt those results..yes I heard that mk-13 has a problem in silverstone cases, but few months ago I had 5850 with accelero extreme plus and with 100% fan I was hittind 48C in furmark after 12min.
I really dont think I would have -20C if I would rotate the case...
I would say maybe 7-10C is what you can get from rotating case maybe with mk-13 and trad coolers
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post #20 of 20
There is a large thread on [H] about the FT-02 and I haven't seen any reports with the VF3000 but I have seen a few people use the Shaman and Accelero with mixed results. Its as if there is varying consistency on with the quality of the heatpipes.
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