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rice grain is too mcuh for a gu. a very very tiny dot will suffice very small surface area on a gpu chip
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I know I can RMA it to XFX
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IM going to take a guess and say the heatsink isnt very flat. Hence why pads are used, there thicker to accommodate the uneven in level? Just a guess.
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Update... I'm sick of this stupid video card. My frustration level keeps rising. I just remounted it using thin lines in a star pattern and my temps went up again. Now the fan ran at 80% speed to keep temps above 80 after only a few seconds of heaven before i stopped the test. Here's some pics of what the tim pattern looked like with my thicker pattern and what the tim pattern looked like when i did a thin star pattern.



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Sell it!!!
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In GPU-Z what do GPU#1, #2 and #3 stand for? and what's the difference from those with gpu temperature? GPU temp 1 and 2 are getting really high, while gpu temp 3 is about 20 C lower than the others. GPU temperature also gets really high, higher than 1 2 or 3.
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whats your ambient temps you guys are all suggesting TIM but if he is sitting in a room thats 92f then he is going to have bad temps and how is your airflow in that tiny case?
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whats your ambient temps you guys are all suggesting TIM but if he is sitting in a room thats 92f then he is going to have bad temps and how is your airflow in that tiny case?
Ambient temps around 76F
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Well, I think I got the temps stable again. Just posting this in case anyone else runs into a similar problem.

What i did to fix the temps:
1. Applied AS5 in asterix pattern, similar to my first attempt (medim thickness lines)
2. Cut off areas of thermal pads that weren't covering anything and used it to replace 2 pads on VRMs (the one VRM they took off from the rev 1.1 still has a pad, I used the area in there for both VRMs)

Temps are now 75C max on GPU1/3, and 82C Max on GPU2 with a max fan speed of 64%. This shows to prove how important those thermal pads are. If i had new ones I probably wouldn't have had all this trouble.
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DO NOT USE AS5 ON A GPU! There are resisters around the die that will short in contact with AS5.
never had a problem using it on gpu's
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