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MSI R9 290 Gaming - Want to change thermal paste

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Hi Guys,

Anyone can please link a video how to remove the heatsink of MSI R9 290 Gaming in order to change the thermal paste?

I tried my best searching in Google but can't find one.

Thanks.
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Take off the screws on the backplate, take off the rest of the screws holding the HSF mount. I'm pretty sure the overall design for ATI fans hasn't change much. And maybe the screw on the output plate.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-thermal-paste-efficiency,3678.html

See all the screw holes? Pretty much that.
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Take off the screws on the backplate, take off the rest of the screws holding the HSF mount. I'm pretty sure the overall design for ATI fans hasn't change much. And maybe the screw on the output plate.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-thermal-paste-efficiency,3678.html

See all the screw holes? Pretty much that.

My card has non ref design, it has a Twin Frozr fan. But thanks for the reply.
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My card has non ref design, it has a Twin Frozr fan. But thanks for the reply.

It doesn't matter if it's a non-reference design. The concept is the same, remove the 4 screws holding the area where the GPU is and then remove any screw that is holding down the HSF housing. You can clearly see the screw holes in this eBay auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-Radeon-R9-290-TWIN-FROZR-Fans-Heatsink-Backplate-Memory-Heatsink-/201051126551
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post #5 of 5
Why would you need that?if the TIM on the r9 290 is goood enough
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