Originally Posted by evganerd
Originally Posted by Jodiuh
Yeah, um...it sure would have been nice if I'd of known that. I kept reading about how people had miracle temps w/ this stuff. Maybe they do, but anything that can scratch a bare core is garbage IMO. I used MX-2 cause MX-4 doesn't spread well.
Possibly, but I do think I may have been too much. However, I have played Tomb Raider for 20 minutes wo/ it artifacting and crashing, so that's an improvement. We'll see how it goes. I can't help but think that too much and fully covering every part of the core is better than too little and covering half. I still can't believe the temps were below 82C w/ the factory TIM job. The HSF must have made great contact...which is what leads me to believe I put too much on. As long as it doesn't get too hot and is stable I'll leave it.
I didn't know either lol. I got a free sample a couple years ago. I put it on an i7-920 CPU and when I tore my rig apart to sell it, I noticed that it was a little too abrasive and left little scratches or scuffs? I can't even remember at this point.
Before the devil TIM...
After the devil TIM...
My admittedly, too much and less than ideal spread/blotch applique...
Game stability doesn't lie though and Tomb Raider's still going. Def a record as of late. Though, I still wish I could return this POS and get a nice Asus.
Seriously, how can such a pricey GPU come w/ such an unbelievably crappy TIM application. Only EVGA...only EVGA.
edit: forgot to mention...and a noisy and useless cooler! The asus is literally 10 degrees cooler and 5 db quieter. I got burned on an EVGA RMA a year ago and you'd think I would have learned my lesson. Well, this is DEF the LAST time I will buy something from that company!!!Edited by Jodiuh - 9/5/13 at 7:23am