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Removed the stock cooler which I had previously repasted with IC7 in anticipation of Accelero Xtreme coming later.

These are not nicks or deep scratches, its more like inperfections on the surface.


Picture with scruffs boxed so i can tell apart from reflection of phone
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it's not a big deal.
    
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If it hasn't already died you're fine, might affect temps very slightly but the imperfections on the heatsink will be much greater. And that's what TIM is for thumb.gif
If it isn't already dead the scratches didn't break anything, so you're fine.
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I think it scratched removing it.
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Originally Posted by MME1122 View Post

If it hasn't already died you're fine, might affect temps very slightly but the imperfections on the heatsink will be much greater. And that's what TIM is for thumb.gif
If it isn't already dead the scratches didn't break anything, so you're fine.

There's no reason to scare people by saying "dead" several times...
    
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you should not be screwed at all, re seat the cooler and see plus check temps as well.
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post #7 of 9
No biggie, I have chips that have waaaay more scratches than that.
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it doesn't matter. All you are looking at is a metal lid for the GPU. It won't make a hell of a difference.
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it doesn't matter. All you are looking at is a metal lid for the GPU. It won't make a hell of a difference.

Nope. The GPU's on 7xxx series cards (which that one is) are unlidded. That's the straight GPU, no lid.

And it's fine OP, I did the SAME thing on my GPU, there's a few scratches, but other then that, runs great.
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