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I have a 7900 GT and i want to put a Arctic Cooling Cooler on it. And all i have for thermal paste is a tube of Silicone-Base Heat Sink Compound from radio shack. Will this work?
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As far as i know those coolers come with grease pre applied.
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The cooler is coming off a 6800 GT
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post #4 of 11
Well then. I would get AS5 because some cheap crap from Radio shack is not going to do a good job.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

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post #5 of 11
While I can only assume that your 6800's cooler was not stock as that would make to sense to transfer to a new card, I would reccomend you go out and buy some Artic Silver 5. It will be worth the hassle. Using a decent thermal grease alone can lower your temps 2C-4C not to mention longevity. Trust me, you will be glad in the longrun.
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post #6 of 11
From personal experience, I recommend getting and using Ceramique instead of AS5 on your video card. The thermal difference between the two is pretty much negligible. The difference is that while AS5 may not be electrically conductive, is IS capacitative. Ceramique is not, and as such, will never cause the problems a stray blob or dot of AS5 might.
    
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post #7 of 11
And Ceramique cures in 24hrs or less and is good to sub-zero temps.
  
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post #8 of 11
Are you after the Artic Cooling Accelero X1?

If you are, don't bother because it doesn't fit the 7900GT only the GTX
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post #9 of 11
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Are you after the Artic Cooling Accelero X1?

If you are, don't bother because it doesn't fit the 7900GT only the GTX
how? aren't the GTX's the same as the GT's with higher clocks, 1.4v and a better cooler?
post #10 of 11
No. The 7900GT is smaller.

Check out the Artic Cooling website. Its states that the Accelero only fits the 7900GTX.

Plus, I bought one hoping I could mod it to fit my 7900GT but it didn't work.

Linky..

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=91
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