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post #11 of 16
I have two MSI TF3 7950's and I will have to say how the TIM is applied is pretty bad and I believe my temp drop was due to that and not the quality of TIM used by MSI. I know I saw a 9 C drop in temps by switching the stock TIM with MX-4 on my first one. I only removed the stock cooler to put on a waterblock with the second card so I can't comment on any kind of temp decrease but it was applied really bad.
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LG 23" LED 60hz Monitor LG 23" LED 60hz Monitor LG 23" LED 60hz Monitor Razor Blackwidow Ultimate 
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post #12 of 16
It's not so much the TIM itself as it is how it's applied.

I swapped mine out with AS5 and only noticed a 2C decrease on load.. for a temp change that small I could have just turned down the AC another degree
post #13 of 16
Well AS5 is not really one of the best for GPUs i've heard, at least. But i'm no expert.

And 2c would make me happy. That would actually allow me to OC a bit further, lol.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

Well AS5 is not really one of the best for GPUs i've heard, at least. But i'm no expert.

And 2c would make me happy. That would actually allow me to OC a bit further, lol.

Yeah I settled at 1200/1650 at 1.1 (or 1.15 can't remember) because temps were hitting 70c. After that it wasn't stable in benchs/games without more juice but past 70 i get artifacts.
post #15 of 16
Have anyone compared different TIMs in a GPU application? I have seen tests with CPUs both with heatspreaders intact and without. I am debating between the following: Arctic Cooling MX-4, Tuniq TX-4, Noctua NT-H1, or the Prolimatech PK-1. Looking for ease of use and bang for the buck.
post #16 of 16
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Have anyone compared different TIMs in a GPU application? I have seen tests with CPUs both with heatspreaders intact and without. I am debating between the following: Arctic Cooling MX-4, Tuniq TX-4, Noctua NT-H1, or the Prolimatech PK-1. Looking for ease of use and bang for the buck.


It'll probably do just as well as it does on a CPU. I use MX-4 personally.

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