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That thermal grease we put onto our CPU? If that's it I have some lying around..
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And don't worry about if it's conductive or not, I've used it on everything, as long as you don't gob it on and smear it onto the PCB, there's little risk of shorting out anything. Basically any TIM is better than factory, and they tend to either put too much on or too little...
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post #33 of 89
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Originally Posted by pwndupure View Post
That thermal grease we put onto our CPU? If that's it I have some lying around..
Yes, the very same. I use that same MX-2 on my CPU, GPU and Northbridge/Southbridge heatsinks.

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And don't worry about if it's conductive or not, I've used it on everything, as long as you don't gob it on and smear it onto the PCB, there's little risk of shorting out anything. Basically any TIM is better than factory, and they tend to either put too much on or too little...
Agreed, Just be sure to clean all of the old gruff.
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That's it. Sometimes the stuff isn't applied right from the factory too much/little and re-applying some quality TIM can help out alot. It'll also give you a chance to get the plastic shroud off and clean out the heat sink real good.
 
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This all seems weird. I would like a shot of the GPU core.
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Props and You are a lucky bro!!!
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Just cleaned off the paste from the heatsink and put in it fresh. Not noticing any big temprature differences (Idles at 60C usually, its now at 58C). Cleaned off little dust from the fan, and hopefully my computer wont turn off.

Other than that, yea! My bro got the 460 xfx at christmas, and we got a 470 PSY ;D. Ohhh silly consumers...

theres the xfx box in the pic, was epic when it came out I bet.


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it says 470 on the card though. so it came in an xfx box? but it's pny?
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Oddly enough, yes.
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lol wut?
 
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