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And mass confusion ensues.
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Only place you should need any AS5 is on the main GPU core in the middle. Provided the thermal pads elsewhere are in good shape.

When I removed my HSF, a couple of the pads got kinda deformed. So, I put some AS5 in the middle of the pads (very small amount) just to get even it out
Alright thanks. I think I'll have to put a tiny bit of AS5 on some of the thermal pads. A few of them got deformed pretty badly.
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If you're leaving the stock cooling on then just wipe off the stock thermal paste with alcohol and then put some AS5 on. Leave the thermal pads alone.

If you're using an aftermarket cooler then still use AS5 but you'll still need to cover the RAM with something. Ramsinks come with thermal tape that you just peel off and stick to the RAM.
    
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But remember... it's always better to use too much than too little on the GPU

I didn't think of that and fried a X850XT and a 6800LE (fully unlockable *tear*) that way.
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Well I finished the AS5. I'm starting to worry that I put on too little though. It took a long time to take off the 1 inch layer of the stock thermal paste, and I think I put about 1/4 of that amount.

Anyways, what are good temps or average stock thermal paste temps for the 8800GTX supposed to be? I haven't tested out my stock TIM 8800GTX yet because my PSU is in the mail, and I need to decide whether or not I have to reapply my AS5.
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