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Thermal paste oozing out

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Cards(Asus GTX 580 Matrix) coming on 2 years old, been acting up, machine booting to onboard video. Decided to reseat the card and in the process noticed a bit of thermal paste seeping out. Was thinking taking the card apart and wanted suggestions on what thermal paste I should use.

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Edited by UrbanAssault - 6/22/13 at 1:05pm
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I use MX 4 because it is so thick, same with IC7. Though with big chips, you need a bit. I usually go with a large pea right in the middle of the processor and that is usually enough to coat everything sufficiently. Plus, it avoids air bubbles that the star pattern does not.
 
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Three safe choices, in order of preference: MX-4, MX-2, and Gelid GC-Extreme because they are non-conductive and non-capacitive.

A liquid metal TIM like Pro or Ultra may get you a couple c better but they are dangerous because they are conductive so you can’t accidentally get them on anything except the die, and they will destroy anything that has aluminum.
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