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post #1 of 8
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On my XFX GTX260 I want to improve cooling but I don't have money for an aftermarket cooler. If I were to take off the heatsink, Re TIM all parts with Artic Silver 5 or whatever is the current best paste, what tempurature drop would I get? I do not want to open it as my warranty is gone and XFX products break with only a touch. As my $250 XFX mobo died upon carefully changing cpu cooler -.-
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post #2 of 8
1-3C maybe, it's not really that big of an improvement
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Okay thank you.
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post #4 of 8
it depends on how long you have had the card it could make as little as 1-3c or as much as 5-8c, and im pretty sure xfx puts void if removed stickers on there cards so it may void it if you open it up
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post #5 of 8
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Eh, I've had it for more than a year may be out of warranty anyways.
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post #6 of 8
Doesn't hurt to remove the cooler and see if it has melted away. Make sure you use alcohol and clean the residue from the old paste before applying the new TIM.
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post #7 of 8
XFX has a lifetime warranty, if you registered it on purchase that is.
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post #8 of 8
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I haven't checked and yes it is registered. I'll just work on augmenting the cooling from the outside. FUn to experiment

I think I'll try putting a little past on the metal cover on the back behind the processor. Then put a small copper slate and put my extra cpu cooler on that.
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