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I was wondering if anyone ever tried replacing the thermal compound on their GTX 570 Frozr III?

After hearing that, in general, replacing the stock TIM with a more known one, people have been getting 4-5~ degrees less.

What I did: used isopropyl acohol to clean, then Arcticlean solvents to get rid of whatevers left, and lastly applied MX-4. I put several dots around the base and used a plastic bag to spread it out into a nice even thin layer.

Before my highest GPU temp was 63 when playing Battlefield 3 after a few hours. After replacing the TIM, I'm getting 67 the highest. I tried removing and reapplying MX-4 once again to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong, and same results frown.gif

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 20
Some Thermal compounds require that you break in the paste before it becomes effective. At least that's what I remember about arctic silver.
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sounds like you got some air pockets. perhaps just use single dot method?
    
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Some Thermal compounds require that you break in the paste before it becomes effective. At least that's what I remember about arctic silver.

as far as I know MX-4 doesn't need break-in time
    
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post #5 of 20
I got worse temps on my lightning after removing the stock cooler. I didn't do it for the same reason as you but I did get worse temps. I was actually surprised at how good the temps were with the stock cooler and I never would have removed the cooler just to use different paste.

If you are using a dot technique, you can trying spreading the TIM to see if that helps. I haven't used the stock cooler in months, but thats what I would do if I ever had to use the stock cooler again.
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post #6 of 20
Either you used to much or you have air bubbles, my money is on too much. One of my hawks dropped considerably due to a horrible TIM job from the factory.
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post #7 of 20
replacing tim on a gpu is not really needed, unless you have abnormal temps. break in time or your method is flawed.
    
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post #8 of 20
Use a dot in the center, dont spread.

Make sure you are putting it back togather tightly, and if there were any thermal PADS they may need to be replaced too.

I got terrible temps with a waterblock on my 295 until i noticed one of the screws was stripped and replaced it. Proper contact makes all the difference.
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post #9 of 20
yeah don't spread. I don't really believe in too much/thick, since factory TIM def thicker than custom.
    
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post #10 of 20
I've always just put a dot, but something about this twinfrozr III cooler that I get bad temps. Thats the only reason I suggested spreading. I don't even think that too much is possible, since it comes with a lot of TIM from the factory.
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