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Whoa whoa whoa, hold up. So, you baked it, and your temps magically dropped twofold? Did I read that correctly?
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Well reapplied TIM and reseated. I may have messed tthe 1st time up. I'll get a screenie tomorrow. I'm in bed now. Never got a 2nd round in, but all looks promising.

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Well reapplied TIM and reseated. I may have messed tthe 1st time up. I'll get a screenie tomorrow. I'm in bed now. Never got a 2nd round in, but all looks promising.

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That makes more sense.

My old HD4870 ran monstrously hot as well. 80C idle (no joke). Under the default fan profile, that's what it was. After getting a custom profile set up, I was able to bring it down to ~67C.

Then, after a while, I noticed it start to creep back, until it was running at mid to high 70s on idle. I then proceeded to open it to clean out the HSF and when I did, I found the entire HSF caked with dust, blocking virtually ALL of the airflow through it. So then I cleaned it out, reseated. Voila, thermals down low 60s/high 50s.
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That's pretty insane how your temps went down that much from baking and reseating the heatsink.
    
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here is 5mins with furmark, gpu is still staying cool, and working fine.

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