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post #1 of 32
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First off, is it lapped? If not do so, follow this guide by CrimsonMango and you could get a temp drop from 3c-15c depending on your cooler.

Secondly, AS5. What is it? simply put it's liquid silver - very good at conducting heat. Get some and use it, on a GPU you only need half a peace of rice sized drop any more and your temps might go up! AS5 needs a "Burn in" period where it sinks into the materials in what it's applied to, so for a few days you don't want to run any insane OC's on your GPU core while it Cures. And it's non conductive so get as messy as you like.


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Nice +Rep, I hadn't thought of lapping my gpu cooler.
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What cooler are u using? And also should i lap my Zalman Vf900cu? It looked pretty good when i saw it.
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post #4 of 32
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FS-V7, and if it doesent look like this lap it
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NOT FAIR! lol.. i guess ill lap it. Thnx Rep+
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anyone try it?
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post #7 of 32
This is all fine and dandy, but the dielectric grease is useless. Dielectric grease is made to keep moisture out of ignition parts in your car and promote conductivity. Im willing to bet that if you removed the dielectric grease your temps would be the same. The temp drop you got was from the lapping and as5.
    
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post #8 of 32
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I did not lap or AS5 it says so in my post "I used the Zalman thermal paste" and the stuff does help a bit
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by PaRaDoX View Post
I did not lap or AS5 it says so in my post "I used the Zalman thermal paste" and the stuff does help a bit
Um, it doesn't.

No offense, but it does nothing.
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Ok, so you put past over those silver thingies along the side of the GPU?
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