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Anyone with a GTX 470 SOC tried to unmount it and change the thermal grease ? Is the stock grease good or would it be better if I changed it ?

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Anyone with a GTX 470 SOC tried to unmount it and change the thermal grease ? Is the stock grease good or would it be better if I changed it ?

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The problem with stock TIM is usually not the quality of the paste that they put on the chip but rather the amount.

Companies usually just slather the paste on because it's easier than taking the time to apply it correctly, which usually lends to higher temps, but not catastrophically so.

If you redo it yourself and apply the correct amount you can expect to see something like 5*C off your temps, maybe more.
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The problem with stock TIM is usually not the quality of the paste that they put on the chip but rather the amount.

Companies usually just slather the paste on because it's easier than taking the time to apply it correctly, which usually lends to higher temps, but not catastrophically so.

If you redo it yourself and apply the correct amount you can expect to see something like 5*C off your temps, maybe more.
Yes but the SOC card is a high-end one, that's why I'm asking for feedback from owners
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