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I was just wondering if it would be a good idea to replace the thermal paste on my MSI R9 280X?
The GPU isn't overheating or anything I just keep hearing to always replace the stock thermal paste.
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if it doesnt void the warranty (like evga), then by all means, do it!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

if it doesnt void the warranty (like evga), then by all means, do it!

This. Get some MX4 or some of the good stuff.
 
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I have arctic silver 5. Is that considered "good"?
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post #5 of 7
You aren't going to notice a lot of difference, maybe 2-3C? I'd just let it be. Not worth the effort.

If you do want to change it then AS5 is decent, but I doubt you're going to be happy with the results after reapplying TIM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 50shadesofray View Post

I have arctic silver 5. Is that considered "good"?

No it is not. I have used different types of TIM extensively. Arctic Silver 5 has problems with material separation and migration, and even cracking.

Also, most people do NOT know how to properly apply different types of TIM. The best thing to do is leave the TIM alone. Only clean it off [with ArctiClean 1 & 2] and use a good TIM such as Arctic Cooling MX-4 [as stated above] or GELID GC-EXTREME if you want better.

Learn how to apply it first. You need only a VERY thin layer of TIM.

Edit:

Arctic Cooling changed to Arctic Cooling MX-4, which was my meaning, sorry if there was any confusion.
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Edited by Dan848 - 11/12/13 at 3:40pm
post #7 of 7
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Its ok I know how to apply TIM I've done it to a few CPU's and gaming consoles.
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