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post #11 of 24
Well, not technically curing time. Remember your GPU die is way bigger than a CPU's

It will need time to spread and get into all the nooks and crannies of the die, so, some heat /cool cycles may benefit.

Give it a day or so of gaming or stressing and see how she flies.
post #12 of 24
You only want too use a little but you don't want to have some areas with no paste.

Gpu dies are pretty big so be sure too put enough too cover it all,or most of it,but not so much that it goes over the sides.
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post #13 of 24
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wrong.

/facepalm..

only silly old tim does..

ive never seen my temps change after time. ever sence i stopped using as5 in 2004

and ive used mx-3 the temps dont change over time. same temps for the 9 months that i used that mount.


yes. dont spread, adds air and up's temps.
I wouldnt say that is wrong, my arctic silver 5 requires a cool time as well and thats not cheap. Mostly all thermal paste requires some cooling time.
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post #14 of 24
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I wouldnt say that is wrong, my arctic silver 5 requires a cool time as well and thats not cheap. Mostly all thermal paste requires some cooling time.

I think he meant AS5 when he said "only silly old tim"
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I think he meant AS5 when he said "only silly old tim"
yes!

when i transfered from as5 to x-23 my cpu temps dropped by 6c.

i will never go back.
     
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I think he meant AS5 when he said "only silly old tim"
Hehe Yeah, as everyone knows AS5 needs cure time and thermal cycles, its silly to wait for its advertised thermal properties when you don't have to wait with so many other newer TIMs. AS5 is also slightly capacitive which makes it a bad idea for anything but careful application on CPU/GPU dies, while MX-4 etc can be used on anything without worry.
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post #17 of 24
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while MX-4 etc can be used on anything without worry.
i accually cover the whole pcb in it. makes it go so fast, i can view thru time.
     
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i accually cover the whole pcb in it. makes it go so fast, i can view thru time.
I re-TIM MOSFETs with MX-2 all the time, wouldn't with AS5.
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post #19 of 24
With direct heat pipe contact you need more tim that a standard flat surface, couple that with the fact that it's a gpu and you need more. I doubt a rice grain sized amount will be enough to properly spread on the gpu. Have you checked the spread?
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