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last time i used the dot method like a CPU on a gpu i got a terrible temp, so i followed EK's method and made a + sign then a x ontop of the + and i am getting like 20*c lower temps vs the rice method

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Here's a pic of what it looked like before i took the original paste off.
yep thats the typical globed on mess manufactures use
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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.
I used 70% alcohol and cleaned it off really well. I hope it's just my incompetence too
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Changing the paste again. I'll be monitoring the thread and updating. I'll take a pic of the paste before i put it back on so you guys can correct my mistakes.
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first thing you need is the BEST tim you can find don't just use something you find it may be not best quality plus it might be expired all tim's are cheap but quality varies so dont compromise on that.

second thing is how you apply it, check this vid:


best way is small grain in the middle but note some compounds not liquid as others and not spreading on all the place this maybe what happened with your case and thats why its best to buy quality tim.

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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?


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Oh so the star method is like an asterisk *. I normally just do the above x method for GPUs. The die on the 6970 is fairly small. I would have thought a pea method would work fine.
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Oh so the star method is like an asterisk *. I normally just do the above x method for GPUs. The die on the 6970 is fairly small. I would have thought a pea method would work fine.
I betting during install the pea gets pushed all around. Imo it's more susceptible to getting displaced on a gpu, especially since you've got like 10 holes to align in the process.
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I used the rice grain method on my 6950. But, When you put the cooler back on, I would tighten the 4 screws in the bracket thingy first, then go ahead and put the rest of the screws back in.
    
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Alright. Got it back in again. Here's some pics. The first one is what the heatsink looked like after i removed it after attempt #2. The next one is my attempt at a star pattern.

Checking temps now.



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Temps are a bit lower now, but not to the level they were originally even. Getting 86C max in heaven, but the fan goes up to 70% to keep the temps to that level.
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