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I just got some new thermal paste in the mail, and am curious as to if it would give me better temperatures if I used it on my GPU (brought my CPU down 5c), or if the paste on my TFIIIs is fine. On a single GPU now, I see about 78c under full load @ 86% fan speed.
    
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what brand thermal paste is it?
    
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what brand thermal paste is it?
It's this stuff, the Matrix 2 from TIM-Consultants.
    
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I would say yes if you're familiar with removing coolers, otherwise you incur a chance of damaging the card.
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I would say yes if you're familiar with removing coolers, otherwise you incur a chance of damaging the card.
Ok, gonna switch it right now then. Removing coolers? Like drinking iced tea.

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Gonna do mine - will let you know how it went 2moro !
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Anybody have any results to report?
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I did mine on my 6970 Lighting with a Twin Frozr III and temps dropped 2-3C. I used Arctic Cooling MX-4. Not sure if this applies at all
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Oh yeah ~~ stock 850-core 6 hours OCCT with +20% power play so that the core wouldn;t fluctuate-- well , 73^max with the AC off :/ so ambients ~ 29 C or so !
w/ the paste change-- AC ceramique-- so far ( 4-hrrs occt) max -70C .. ambients now 30C
The fan is on auto and ramps up as the temp increases-- so this difference is BIGGER than it seems!
going to try my fav-- CM fusion 400 and post back!
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A bit of a problem though - My CM fusion 400 is a good thermal greas - easy to apply , reasy to remove, low viscosity O.O , and zero cure time..
BUT !! If actually picks up a couple of degrees over a month -- or maybe its just me ? Bought the AC Ceramique and never experienced any such thing on a pal's 5670 ?? Overclocked, ofcourse!
THIS is something about it ...

Annoying ? ? can thermal grease ever just move out as if no1's business ?? :*(
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