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Could someone direct me to a guide on how to install a HSF for a 7800GT?
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Take off the old one. Put some AS5 on the chip. Put the new one on in a manner similar to the previous one?

Seems logical, but I'll look. Did the HSF not come with instructions? Did you check the HSF maker's website?
    
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Take off the old one. Put some AS5 on the chip. Put the new one on in a manner similar to the previous one?

Seems logical, but I'll look. Did the HSF not come with instructions? Did you check the HSF maker's website?
I haven't purchased one yet. I plan on it soon though, for right now I was going to just take it off, clean it off, apply some as5, and stuff, but i havent messed around with video cards enough to know how to take it off properly, so i wanted to read up on some things before I mess with. I'm sure it's easy, but I just like to read up on things before I do mess with it.


Also, whats a good one I could buy?
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Hey dood, you basically need a small screw driver,, doz mini ones,, the ones dat open very small tiny scews.

Take out your card and flip it over ,,, you should see two metal clips ,,, this is the side without the fan of course,

Anywayz, unscrew one, take out small screw and don't lose it.

Then uncrew the other one and you will take out the screws.

You will now see the HSF is off, exposing your video ram chips ,
You must get some vga heat sinks if you wan't to do a proper job.

Then just slap on the new HSF ,, ull know how since you took off old one.

Remember you need doz tiny screw driver ,, screws are tiny,,

But also remember wipe off any thermal compound you see. off the GPU ,

then put some thermal compound like arctic silver or watever u want. This is crucial, soo theres contact between new HS and GPU ,

slap it on, fire her up and make sure to connect molex ,,, If you also put in the vga heat sinks, then you can now safely overclock dat board like crazy compared to stock,,,

Do one @ a time, Frist well work with memory ,,,, soo now were relying on the heatsinks, and of course a cooler GPU environment cuz of the new HSF ,,, which means memory will stay much cooler and you can OC much more,

Then OC the GPU ,, and have fun, Use a temp app to check GPU temps,,

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Biggest overuse of commas in the history of everything... ever

But a good post nonetheless.
    
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Good Luck with that
Just make sure you don't lose or break any of the original parts.
Warranty goes bye bye if that happens.
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