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DO NOT USE AS5 ON A GPU! There are resisters around the die that will short in contact with AS5.
That's why I avoided the first time around. I think i'll take your suggestion and avoid it completely.

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Did you properly secure the heatsink. Not over tight it or too loose. Just right enough.
NO AS5... BAD
I tightened it pretty well, but didn't force it too much as far as i could tell. I tightened the screw and then gave it a little extra twist at the end but didn't force it. How can i tell if it was the right amount?
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Though honestly I have never had an issue with TIM. Personally I just put a blob in the center, spread it out a bit (enough to cover) and put the heat sink down. At least that is what I do with MX-2

MX-4, I do a star partern on my GPU.

With the 6970 though, you want good TIM. If need be I can get some MX-2 or TX-4 at my work place and ship it to you if cover it.
 
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You should do it in a star pattern on gpus. If you still can't get it right, just spread it out flat.
Hmm, that's the first time i've heard that. It wouldn't hurt to try that. What does the star pattern you guys use look like?
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I put one dot about the size of a grain of rice in the center and let the heatsink do its thing. I was really careful with all of the thermal pads too, but one has a little rip in it, although it still goes on flat.
what thermal pads did you leave?
    
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AS5, is just fine-i have used it for years, in fact i just replaced the stock tim on my ASUS 5850 with AS5, my max temps with my sig rig oc on that card only gets to 66c, %100 stressed, yes becarefull putting it on, but it works great, even my oc,ed 1090t has AS5 and i get totaly great temps. On all my GPU,s i spred a thin coat on both die and cooler, my cpu,s i always lap so all i do is tint both and rice size dot.
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I tightened it pretty well, but didn't force it too much as far as i could tell. I tightened the screw and then gave it a little extra twist at the end but didn't force it. How can i tell if it was the right amount?
The force on the actual gpu, not the vrm/memory part of the cooler is under spring tension so you can't force it anymore than the designed tension. As long as it's on normal tight, not he-man you are good.
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what thermal pads did you leave?
The stock pads on the memory. I don't know how to check the memory temps though.
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are you cleaning the old TIM off completely? use 95%+ alcohol to wipe the gpu and hsf clean.

i've used the same TIM that came with the hyper 212+ and it didn't increase temp that much at all

honestly, just reapply. hopefully you're messing up on the apply.
    
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Hmm, that's the first time i've heard that. It wouldn't hurt to try that. What does the star pattern you guys use look like?
you dont know what a star looks like? o.O
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Here's a pic of what it looked like before i took the original paste off.

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