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Guide on applying TIM to 470?

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Hey I need a guide on how to open up my 470 and apply new thermal paste as i have never done it before, also i need to reconnect the fan anyone have a good guide with pictures on the net?
    
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Here you go, (use a generous amount of thermal paste when you put it back on)

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hopefully i put enough on it was a pretty thin layer but covered the whole thing
    
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I agree on the idea of using a fairly copious amount of TIM. There can be some pretty significant gaps between the chip's IHS and the cooler surface on some cards, esp. if you haven't lapped the cooler.

Having the right screwdriver is also really key, because those screws that hold the cooler on are really tight, and strip really easily.
    
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The manual says a * Star shape but I used a X cross, the first time I did the X I did the lines too thick, try and stretch out the paste when it comes out of the syringe. Maybe pull it off after and see what it looks like, ovc u will have to clean and reapply but its easyer now then when the loops done.
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