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M4 is $20 outside of my budget though.

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Can anybody happen to draw me a up a good diagram on the proper way to reapply TIM to our 580's? I think that's why mine is still running so hot.

I did two lines down the core (split the core up into thirds). And I think that's part of the reason why my GPU is so hot. I don't really know how to apply TIM correctly on such a massive piece of silicone though.
You can try to spread it evenly with a piece of flat plastic, like a card or something.
That is usually not recommended on CPUs since it may leave "bubbles of air" but, as long as the layer of TIM is thicker in the center and thinner around the edges, it works flawlessly.
On my old 480gtx I applied a very thin coating that spread evenly on the whole surface of the huge chip, and then added a very small (half-pea-sized) blob in the center.
The idea is that when the heatsink covers the chip, sandwiching the TIM, the air moves out BEFORE the excess TIM comes from the sides.

Regardless how you do it, just remember to be careful when pressing the heatsink cause you could also mess things up on that stage (e.g., heatsink goes down on one side faster than the other and pushes the TIM out in an uneven way).
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I just put a dot like on a cpu. Has worked great for me, although I put a little more then I would on a cpu. Something like a cooked pea.
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would taking apart my card to add new TIM to it void MSI's warranty? i have an extra tube of AS5 and maybe just maybe that would help the temps even more.


and why would i be idleing at 49c? i normally get around around 33c when idle ....
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would taking apart my card to add new TIM to it void MSI's warranty? i have an extra tube of AS5 and maybe just maybe that would help the temps even more.


and why would i be idleing at 49c? i normally get around around 33c when idle ....
Dual monitors off one card will force you to stay in 3D clocks / volts, so it'll idle higher.
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Dual monitors off one card will force you to stay in 3D clocks / volts, so it'll idle higher.
well that explains it
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Dual monitors off one card will force you to stay in 3D clocks / volts, so it'll idle higher.
I run dual mon's and I idle at 32c @50 mhz. I had this issue when I had sli 560's. As far as I know nvidia only does that in sli.
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good news lads, ive managed to organize a substitute mb until i get my rampage 3 extreme and since i couldnt get my hands on a Xpander I bought an EVGA 4 way Classified so ill be able not only to do single, dual, tri and four way sli comparison but ill be able to compare scores between a 5ghz 2600k and a 5ghz 980x
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Re-applying tim on my MSI Lightning will it void my warranty?

Will I see lower temps with Artic Cooling MX-2 tim??
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I think that re-applying TIM on cards of any manufacturer, excepting evga, WILL VOID your WARRANTY (if they realize you did that).
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I run dual mon's and I idle at 32c @50 mhz. I had this issue when I had sli 560's. As far as I know nvidia only does that in sli.
So do I, and I idle at 850MHz, 1.10v. Perhaps its a driver related issue then, I'm on 266.58's still.

And I still haven't figured out how to properly apply TIM to this stupid thing. Don't want to put too much on, but need it to cover the stupid thing too. Sigh.
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