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post #71 of 139
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Originally Posted by braxsusriely View Post

I know you want to repaste but i'd figured i'd throw this out there incase anyone missed it. I repasted my GPU card thinking 65 was bad but i ended up just wasting my time for i think 7c ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/651707/faq-acceptable-temperatures-for-graphics-cards

What do you mean waste? You really think a 7C drop in temps is a "waste"?
post #72 of 139
If i was well below the safe zone before i took my card apart then yea. Maybe i just had a card that was put together well. I'm sure there are some manufactures of cards that don't put enough paste on or improperly apply it but in MY case it was a waste.
post #73 of 139
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Originally Posted by braxsusriely View Post

If i was well below the safe zone before i took my card, apart then yea. Maybe i just had a card that was put together well. I'm sure there are some manufactures of cards that don't put enough paste on or improperly apply it but in MY case it was a waste.

Then I suppose you are not into overclocking, yes? If I weren't an enthusiast in overclocking my computer components, then I don't care about TIM application. But this thread is all about overclocking. People here sometimes would kill for a mere 1-2C drop, albeit 7C in your case, so yeah.
post #74 of 139
There is no "safe zone". You will always prolong the life and health of your GPU and CPU by running it cooler. Your "safe zone" in temperature depends on how long you plan to keep the unit, and you really won't know where that is until it malfunctions or dies from electromigration or you have retired it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by braxsusriely View Post

I know you want to repaste but i'd figured i'd throw this out there incase anyone missed it. I repasted my GPU card thinking 65 was bad but i ended up just wasting my time for i think 7c ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/651707/faq-acceptable-temperatures-for-graphics-cards

7c is a big difference bro, maybe for you it's waste, but for me and most of members in here, it's a big deal, considering all of us is "overclock" our graphics card...even only 1 - 2 difference, it's still a deal. biggrin.gif, because when the temperature of the graphics card on kepler architecture is get 70C, it will get throttle, it's useless (at least for me) to test the card, if the card always get throttle, because we don't know about our "true" potential of our graphics card...biggrin.gif

70C - 7C = 63C...when overclocked? wow. biggrin.gif
post #76 of 139
OK, so temp plays a factor in the breakdown of components VIDEO cards in this example. If i'm below the recommended threshold while over clocking. Do you think that 7c will keep the card alive longer than i plan on replacing it? yea i'm not stressing these guys at 802/1604/1990 and .98V but i cap out at 65c.

By the time if they were to fry from a little extra voltage the next best thing is out and i'm more than happy to upgrade
post #77 of 139
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Originally Posted by Sharchaster View Post

hello everyone,
I'm going to buy some thermal paste next week to repaste my card, because I can't overclock my card due to my temperature (always go up to 70 - 71 degrees) when testing on BF3 @1280/6812 because always get a throttle...
Based on your experience, what is the best thermal paste for a GPU? and what is the best method to spread the paste into a card?
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70-71 degrees? That's not bad at all temperature wise..
post #78 of 139
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Originally Posted by braxsusriely View Post

OK, so temp plays a factor in the breakdown of components VIDEO cards in this example. If i'm below the recommended threshold while over clocking. Do you think that 7c will keep the card alive longer than i plan on replacing it? yea i'm not stressing these guys at 802/1604/1990 and .98V but i cap out at 65c.
By the time if they were to fry from a little extra voltage the next best thing is out and i'm more than happy to upgrade

Keeping the card running until the next gen of video cards arrive is not the argument here. The thing is that 7C is a big drop for most people here. If you got that drop in temps, then you did a good job. It is not a waste. It gives you more potential of overclocking until you hit the wall.

Again, if you're not overclocking then we understand you.
post #79 of 139
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70-71 degrees? That's not bad at all temperature wise..

I know it's not bad, but considering that I want to test my graphics card, I want to keep the temperature below 70C, because if the temperature reach 70C, it will got throttle by 13 Mhz....I don't want that things happen...

for example. I test it @1280 Mhz, after 10 minutes gaming, my temps reach 70...and got throttle by 13 Mhz...and become 1267...for me it's useless, because I want to test it @1280 not 1267
post #80 of 139
Ok i'll drop my if its worth it idea. But is paste alone going to cover enough degrees on a GPU alone? Most pastes only claim 4-10c. Maybe he should be looking at case fans or possibly water cooling? (which i've heard horror stories)
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