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post #1 of 25
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Well I want to get better temps for my 8800GTX, so I decided to put on some AS5. After taking off the stock cooling from the 8800GTX, I noticed this white stuff. Am I supposed to take it off or leave it on? And anyone have any suggestion of how much AS5 I'm supposed to put on, and how to apply it?

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post #2 of 25
LET IT STAY ON! It's simply just thermal pads for the different stuff on the PCB. Let it stay on, and be 100% sure that you covered whole your GPU with thermal paste.
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post #3 of 25
Those are thermal pads for the memory and MOSFETs. Leave them on... UNLESS you have more thermal pads. If you remove them without replacing, the HSF will not come into contact with the memory and MOSFETs.
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post #4 of 25
yeah i would take a plastic bag and smear the thermal paste on nice and evenly but leave those pads on.
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Should I try to limit as much AS5 as possible as I do for a CPU, or should I just make sure that there is a decent layer of paste?
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post #6 of 25
i think you still use about half a grain of rice, and make sure you get that shader core.

edit: don't GTXs have two SLI connectors and two power connectors, and all the memory? i think that's a GTS 320 not a GTX... but i might be wrong.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Akatsuki No Tobi View Post
Should I try to limit as much AS5 as possible as I do for a CPU, or should I just make sure that there is a decent layer of paste?
Same techinque as for CPU... but use a little more. I believe the GPU die is larger than a CPU die. The other method is to manually spread a thin layer over the IHS.
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post #8 of 25
Yeah... that's a GTS
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Should I add some AS5 here?

Edit: Crap trying to upload picture hold on.
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Yep that's a GTS alright....
 
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