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Hello I was thinking about delidding my GTX 480 as I am going to delid my 4670k. Would you guys think it would be a good idea? I am thinking about using Coollabratory between the chip and IHS, THEN between a waterblock and IHS.

Also, which is better, liquid pro or ultra and how much would I need to cover the 4 applications?
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You'd have a hard time delidding your gpu, since it doesn't have a lid... Anyway you can apply liquid metal to the chip but this is somewhat tricky because its conductive and it might short out components around the chip. most people will recommend non-conductive tim for the gpu.

You should really do some more reading about delidding and chips, knowing that the gpu doesn't have an IHS is pretty basic.

As for pro vs ultra, pro is harder to apply and remove but performs a tiny bit better than ultra, I'd recommend ultra.

EDIT: It seems that i made a fool of myself with this post, the gtx 480 does have an ihs... doh.gif the rest of my post about the coollabratory stuff should be ok.
Edited by Gilles3000 - 8/10/13 at 3:12pm
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Hmm do you think I would short out my CPU/GPU if I apply it to the IHS on either of them?
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It won't if you're careful and apply a very thin layer on the die and the die only (you should always use a very thin layer with liquid metal) anyway I'm not sure if I'd recommend removing the ihs of the gpu since you'd have to use the razor method unlike the cpu where you can use the new and much safer vice method. I'm no expert on this stuff but it all seems a bit risky. I'd delid the cpu but leave the gpu as is. Applying liquid metal to the ihs isn't worth it as it will stain it and it won't do much better than high quality regular tim, you should just use it on the die.

here a thread for removing the gpu ihs.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156145/official-guide-modifying-removing-nvidia-gpu-heat-spreader-ihs
Edited by Gilles3000 - 8/10/13 at 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by PyreSpirit View Post

Hello I was thinking about delidding my GTX 480 as I am going to delid my 4670k. Would you guys think it would be a good idea? I am thinking about using Coollabratory between the chip and IHS, THEN between a waterblock and IHS.

Also, which is better, liquid pro or ultra and how much would I need to cover the 4 applications?

I wouldn't apply a metallic conducting TIM to the back of the GPU directly. Also, if you remove the IHS and intend on using a stock water block, you are going to have a gap. I'd leave the IHS on it. I've never attempted to de-lid a 480, it's possible the IHS is soldered to the core. Report back with your research, LOL.


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Edited by hammong - 8/11/13 at 12:28am
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I wouldn't apply a metallic conducting TIM to the back of the GPU directly. Also, if you remove the IHS and intend on using a stock water block, you are going to have a gap. I'd leave the IHS on it. I've never attempted to de-lid a 480, it's possible the IHS is soldered to the core. Report back with your research, LOL.

Look at the edit of my first post...
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