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What is this white thing on my 9800GX2?

post #1 of 11
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I bought an used GX2, and it was shutting down and reaching these insane temps. So I open it up, and it seems to have this white thermal paste that's all splatterd around the rams which has some thin white strings.

Is this the stock thermal paste for this card or does it use the tapes most cards use?
post #2 of 11
sounds more like mozzarella cheese.... or white thermal paste
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post #3 of 11
Post pics? My Zotac 8800GT Amp edition has the same sort of thing. Try checking the thermal paste on the actual chip
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post #4 of 11
Sounds like old TIM.

Suggest if there is a bit of a gap between the ram and the HS plate, you use pads. The contact will be much better, as will the ram temps thumb.gif
post #5 of 11
Its whats left of the original thermal pads. I have 3 which were similar when I took them apart (well one had new thermal pads, but whoever did it used ones too thick.) I think they've been made with a cloth weave through them to hold them together, but as you've seen they pretty much fall apart.

Just clean them all off as you would with thermal paste, and get some new thermal pads to put on the RAM chips.

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post #6 of 11
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Could you guys refer me to some good quality RAM pads?
post #7 of 11
I hear good things about Sekisui #5760 Thermal Tape

Not sure where you will be shopping though
post #8 of 11
3m thermal tape..Google it
 
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post #9 of 11
It's TIM with fibers. The fibers help keep it together.
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post #10 of 11
I normally go with 3m for thermal pads. They're not badly priced considering the quality.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10223/thr-75/3M_8815_Thermally_Conductive_Adhesive_Transfer_Tape_-_2_x_2.html
    
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