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Gigabyte GTX 980Ti G1 Thermal Paste cooling concern ???

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Ill cut straight to the point. My Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound doesn't seem to hold up for very long in keeping temps down. I was playing Far Cry 4 at 1440p, temps stabalised at 73C with a fan speed of 80%.

Immediately, I took the cooler off, swapped thermal compound with the same Noctua, and bam, temps now hover at 68C at 68% fan speed, about 10 minutes later. Ambient temp is still roughly the same, hot and muggy at about 30C.

I have had the old paste on for like 1 month, and I notice my temps getting HOTTER AND HOTTER, unless I replace the paste with a fresh batch.

WHY is this happening ???????
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It depends how you apply your TIM. If you put too much, it will act as an insulator, thus it will get hot. Use only a small amount of TIM and let the pressure spread the paste. I suggest using the pea or cross method of applying.
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I always do the pee method in the middle. It still seems like the paste thins out overtime and fails In about a month.

Should I try a different paste like MX-4? The only issue is, I hear that NT-H1 is apparently REALLY REALLY good stuff, so I don't know why its doing this.
Edited by HeLeX63 - 2/15/16 at 2:34pm
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