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+1.
Also what is your GPU fan running at while you game?


i idle at like 55-58 C. mind you that is after the card was working hard gamming just now.

the fan is set at auto, and runs at 40% while at idle, and jumps arround while gamming up to 100%.

how do i go about taking it apart / cleaning it? never done that before.

just now playing bf3 i got to 99 C then got a freeze.
Edited by ryder - 4/13/12 at 1:54pm
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i idle at like 55-58 C. mind you that is after the card was working hard gamming just now.
the fan is set at auto, and runs at 40% while at idle, and jumps arround while gamming up to 100%.
how do i go about taking it apart / cleaning it? never done that before.
just now playing bf3 i got to 99 C then got a freeze.

if you dont feel comfortable taking the card apart at least use some canned air and blow the card out, but you will get the best results in taking the cooler off the card and replacing the thermal paste
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ok, so i took the card apart, there was a lot of dust in it and i got it all out with compressed air.

however it looked like the themal paste between the gpu and orange reciever sqaure was very sparce.. i know you arent supposed to use a lot, but is this enough (see pic)?

i put it back together and the card seems to be running cooler, but should i take it apart again and add more thermal paste? especially since i broke the contact by taking it off and putting it back together without a fresh coating.

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opps i posted in wrong thread
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yea get rid of that thermal paste and re apply with some new. see hows its all caked on there, it's not really doing it's job anymore.
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yea get rid of that thermal paste and re apply with some new. see hows its all caked on there, it's not really doing it's job anymore.

ok.. if i cant do that untill tomorrow, is it hurting it using it as is right now?
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nah not really have you check your temps to see how they are running right now.
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yea get rid of that thermal paste and re apply with some new. see hows its all caked on there, it's not really doing it's job anymore.

This. You need quite a bit more TIM than you would for a CPU, EK recommends a * pattern to spread it out evenly. But as always, YMMV.
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This. You need quite a bit more TIM than you would for a CPU, EK recommends a * pattern to spread it out evenly. But as always, YMMV.

ok.

how do i go about scraping off the original paste before i apply the new coat?
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Time to bake it! :thumb.gif:
350 for 8 mins ..let cool
do it 1 more time..let cool
btw..keep it right-side up and take the heatsink off and rest it on 4 little foil balls
Toaster ovens work good biggrin.gif
 
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