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Okay I folded all day. Temps were back to normal at around 87C at 100% fan speed. Ambients aren't even bad about 77F. I honestly think my card is just garbage. I proceeded to try this "oh so great" Pea method and I have noticed no difference. Same temps. This card is trash. The pea method is actually hotter! 91C on folding.
Edited by XanderDylan - 6/15/11 at 8:50pm
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Should have gone with the reference version of the card, not the EE trash.
My 460 460 idles at 28 and loads in the low 60s with a massive OC and 55% fan speed, in 75* ambients..


oh and i like your dora mouse pad!
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post #23 of 33
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Should have gone with the reference version of the card, not the EE trash.
My 460 460 idles at 28 and loads in the low 60s with a massive OC and 55% fan speed, in 75* ambients..


oh and i like your dora mouse pad!
Yeah I should have done that! This should be a lesson to anyone even interested in the EE's. DONT BUY THEM. TRASH!

That, would be my sisters food mat. Which makes a great mousepad when the need arises!
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I think for the 3rd time today, I will re-do the TIM. I'll try another method. Pea sucks hard with this card.
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Coming from personal experience I don't think the application of the TIM really matters but more so the clamping pressure of the heat-sink to your gpu/cpu ect.. If everything does not have even pressure then your method for applying the TIM won't matter much. Did you check to see if your heat-sink is level?

Maybe its warped really bad and has just good enough contact to keep it from frying? I wouldn't recommend laping a stock gpu heat-sink but maybe a aftermarket cooler would be a good investment.
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Wow that was a pathetic job from the factory.
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Coming from personal experience I don't think the application of the TIM really matters but more so the clamping pressure of the heat-sink to your gpu/cpu ect.. If everything does not have even pressure then your method for applying the TIM won't matter much. Did you check to see if your heat-sink is level?

Maybe its warped really bad and has just good enough contact to keep it from frying? I wouldn't recommend laping a stock gpu heat-sink but maybe a aftermarket cooler would be a good investment.
I'll try that out when I re-apply in a minute. I never knew what lapping meant I constantly hear that term being thrown around. And I have looked into aftermarket coolers. I dont know which ones are compatible though.
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Wow that was a pathetic job from the factory.
Yes! It's even more pathetic when both methods (cc (better) and pea) fail to impress me with a slight decrease in temps either! EE = Extremely Exhausting
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I'll try that out when I re-apply in a minute. I never knew what lapping meant I constantly hear that term being thrown around. And I have looked into aftermarket coolers. I dont know which ones are compatible though.
Yea usually when im putting on a heatsink/waterblock I take my time and I take 1 screw as a starting point turn it 1 full turn then pick the opposite screw and give it 1 full turn then rotate to the other 2 screws and give each 1 turn and rotate back and forth kind of like putting lug-nuts on a car tire. It ensures even distributed pressure.
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Yea usually when im putting on a heatsink/waterblock I take my time and I take 1 screw as a starting point turn it 1 full turn then pick the opposite screw and give it 1 full turn then rotate to the other 2 screws and give each 1 turn and rotate back and forth kind of like putting lug-nuts on a car tire. It ensures even distributed pressure.
I do that same thing when screwing everything back on!
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