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I'd say your not screwing on the heat sink correctly, I use the spread method, and I'll spend a good 15 mins spreading. My heat sink feels like it's glued on when I redo the paste. I do use IC Diamond tho, stuff is thick.
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The main problem I have found with using aftermarket paste for GPU is that the seal is nowhere near as good as it would be fresh out of the factory.

I do agree with Pyre that you aren't screwing it back on properly. 90C sounds like the die isn't even making contact with the heatsink. When disassembling did you keep track of where all the washers and screws go? If some of them went missing it could be why you're experiencing so much wiggle room.
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Ok I used the remaining AS5 to practice the cross method and I screwed the heat-sink on extremely slowly by turning each screw a mill at a time in a diagonal fashion. Played battlefield 3 and crysis warhead both on full graphics for about 20 minutes and my temps maxed at 65C. However good I think I will still purchase I nicer TIM and reset the heat-sink now that I know how to do it.

Thank you very much everyone for the replies. my ego is shattered but I feel good now it works : ). So good I may buy another, 6970.....
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Quit using AS5 on direct die.

It's electrically conductive, and if it hits the little caps/resistors that surround the die, you're effed.
   
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How many times does it need to be said? AS5 is NOT conductive, its capacitive, pretty big difference there. Also, I have used it on dies with no IHS many times, you just can't pour it on and expect it to work, you have to do it right. I used to almost exclusively use AS5 on pretty much everything IHS or no, it made no difference.
    
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Quit using AS5 on direct die.
It's electrically conductive, and if it hits the little caps/resistors that surround the die, you're effed.

I just finished playing battlefield3 for 3 hours with a tiny dot of AS5 used and I didn't go over 63'c.
Also when I originally posted this thread I had covered and bridged quite a few of the nodes with AS5 by accident and I just cleaned it off with rubbing alcohol. All is good : ).
I've been pretty rough with this card due to ignorance and it's running better than when I first installed it. Thanks to AS5
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post #27 of 32
Yea just make sure you don't over tighten the screws as you are directly against the die and not a heat spreader on the die.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vinyc3 View Post

Ok I used the remaining AS5 to practice the cross method and I screwed the heat-sink on extremely slowly by turning each screw a mill at a time in a diagonal fashion. Played battlefield 3 and crysis warhead both on full graphics for about 20 minutes and my temps maxed at 65C. However good I think I will still purchase I nicer TIM and reset the heat-sink now that I know how to do it.
Thank you very much everyone for the replies. my ego is shattered but I feel good now it works : ). So good I may buy another, 6970.....


Hi, I'm glad you got your card to work again. I'm about to purchase the same card you have (MSI 6970 Lightning) and might do the same as you. I was wondering if you noticed any temperature changes and/or performance improvements since using the AS5.

Thanks
post #29 of 32
I believe the Heatsink is not touching the gpu/tim surface, you need to mount it properly.
Make sure its tight


This is why I never replace GPU tim until they are out of warranty.
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I believe the Heatsink is not touching the gpu/tim surface, you need to mount it properly.
Make sure its tight
This is why I never replace GPU tim until they are out of warranty.

thanks man if you'd read the thread I stated it's all good now. Thanks anyways
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