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Before...
450

After...
450

Used some AS5 because that's all I had lying around. Used the pea method (a large pea at that) and applied pressure before re-assembling.

Temps with furmark 1440x900 no AA fullscreen 5 minute run, fan speed set to 70% in Afterburner.

Before 100c

After 96c

Not bad I guess, maybe I'll try some other paste since AS5 has a "burn in" period.
Edited by Jayjr1105 - 3/16/12 at 3:52pm
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should get some Shin-Etsu paste and see how that fairs requires little to no burn in time biggrin.gif
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should get some Shin-Etsu paste and see how that fairs requires little to no burn in time biggrin.gif

It's funny you mention that. I have about 20 syringes of that stuff at work. We get a new tube every time apple sends us a new logic board replacement and we only use about 1/4 of the tube on the board. Its in a light blue syringe right?

Also, is there a preferred method of applying the paste? The GPU heat spreader is so much bigger than a CPU. I wonder if the X method would be better than the pea.
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the pea method works best smile.gif

well i know they come in a few packaging forms. this is the most common one

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the pea method works best smile.gif
well i know they come in a few packaging forms. this is the most common one
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Here is what my tube looks like...
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It says Shin-Etsu on it so I'm guessing that's it
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The pea method is not best for the GPUs. You should use something like a credit card to spread it on the GPU die. Make sure that the layer is very thin for best results.
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Pea size worked on my cards redface.gif
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Pea size worked on my cards redface.gif

Of course it will work smile.gif. But if you want optimal results use the method I mentioned thumb.gif
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hm, i shall try that when i need to repaste my card in 6 months... redface.gif i repaste my cards as much as someone changes the fliuds in their water set up... biggrin.gif
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It's funny, I have my GTX 480 waterblock from a year ago in my closet and I don't even have a GTX 480. If I didn't have my 6970s, then I would've got one of these.

 

 

SCOOP these up while you can! I usually say that GTX 460s are the best bang for the buck but at $210, these GTX 480s can't be beat!

    
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