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Isn't that way too much tim on the star pattern?
    
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Originally Posted by Steven-1979 View Post
Isn't that way too much tim on the star pattern?
Probably. I wasn't sure exactly how much to put in there. I may try it again tomorrow to see if i can get it better. For now, at least it's in a safe range again.
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looks abit to much tim still IMO, thats a really small chip, i would use just a very fine X
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Thanks for all the help everyone. This is my favorite forum for a reason. Where else can you post and have 4 pages worth of help in 30 min?

I'll update when i try changing the paste again. Will likely try putting a very fine star pattern next time i take it apart. I gotta be very careful with the thermal pads though, as one is already ripped and i kind of just stuck it back together.
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Not supposed to use AS5 on a GPU? ooops. Ah well, my 5850 seems to love it. I used it to attach the little spacer things as well as also on the die itself. No issues so far :-X
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looks abit to much tim still IMO, thats a really small chip, i would use just a very fine X

 
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One last question, what's the difference between gpu, gpu#1,2,3? GPU #2 seems to be the highest. I'm just hoping it's not from the thermal pads and i'm making it worst with each application.
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Originally Posted by IIVisionII View Post
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.
if you did the star method like in last picture this might be bad cause it looks there is too much paste and it might cover the gpu like blanket and heat wont go out good enough. also there might be air bubbles.

when i first bought my pc i replaced the paste many times and from reading a lot about this and trying myself small dot like rise size is best method.

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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



yep thats the typical globed on mess manufactures use
There is no way changing the TIM application method accounts for 20C of change. Maybe if you didn't use TIM at all compared to if you use it, but 20C is just ridiculous.

@OP: Let the TIM set/break-in for awhile. Just use the card as you would normally, and check temps a week later. If they haven't improved by then, it definitely isn't a TIM issue. Make sure all the screws are tight. Worst case scenario is your card lasts 15 years of 24/7 use instead of 20.

And honestly, do not RMA your card for this reason. This is why most companies' RMAs are junk.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
DO NOT USE AS5 ON A GPU! There are resisters around the die that will short in contact with AS5.
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Not supposed to use AS5 on a GPU? ooops. Ah well, my 5850 seems to love it. I used it to attach the little spacer things as well as also on the die itself. No issues so far :-X
Sh** I'm using it on my GPU+VRMs and it works like a charm...
Edited by adridu59 - 8/5/11 at 4:55am
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