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I have been wanting to replace the thermal paste on my msi 6770 for sometime now as load temps even reach as high as 84c. I had been reading on a few forums where people suggested not to use metal based thermal paste as they are conductive and can spoil the gpu if spilt anywhere and can cause a short circuit. So i would like to know what thermal paste would be safe to use for my card. This is the card that i have.
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6770-MD1GD5.html

Please help.
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Uhhh any of the major ones, MX-4 is pretty popular.

AS5 Is capacitive which usually isn't a problem but i wouldn't use it unless its a last resort thingy (for GPU's anyway)
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I just popped some AS5 on mine.
After I enabled low level readings in AB It said I was running over 70C
After the AS5 I'm down to 57c thumb.gif

Same fan profile and everything
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Yup i have heard of MX-4. But is it safe to use artic silver 5 or cooler master htk002,is that any good for the gpu? Awesome decrease in temps,reduced by 13c:thumb:
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as long as it remains on the gpu, AS5 is ok to use. but there is that 200+ hour cure time.
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Then what do you suggest because i need to use it for my cpu too and i do not want to spend extra on buying to separate tubes of different thermal paste for the cpu and gpu.frown.gif

What about cooler master htk 002?
Edited by jason387 - 4/3/12 at 10:00am
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Is OCZ freeze thermal paste good for gpu as well as cpu? Please any suggestions will be helpful.
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post #8 of 8
any thermal paste will work. arctic mx-4 and thermalright pk-1 seem to be the most popular.
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