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Help. Trying to make my 8800GTS cooler with AS5

post #1 of 15
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Ok I just took off the cooler from my new XFX 8800GTS to put some Artic Silver 5 on the GPU for better cooling. The thing is I see many places need cooling so i thought of removing the white tape sticky thermal compound thingie and put AS5 too but I do not know if it will make contact. Any comments? =3


    
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post #2 of 15
I heard if you remove the, pads the temps goin to get worse.Is good if you remove the whole cooler and go aftermarket heatsinks.
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post #3 of 15
lol please dont take the pads off

thats what makes thermal contact

if you desperately want cooler temps buy a better cooler, or blow on it
    
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by mootin View Post
or blow on it
Lol.

But yeah, leave the white pads on. They allow cooling for the RAM which is vital for running at the speed they have it set to. Just put a dab of AS5 on the core and put the cooler back on. Your best bet, however, would be to get an after market cooler.
post #5 of 15
Yes, you need to keep the pads on.

You will find you need to use a pretty good amount of AS5 to get a proper spread. When I did mine, I mounted it 4 times to get the disired spread
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post #6 of 15
Yeah, there will be a gap between the cooler and memory if all you use is AS. They purposely use the pads because they are forgiving and bridge a thick gap, that way when mounted the GPU gets the most pressure and heat transfer.

Just put the cooler on and turn the card on it's side, you'll see the gap on the memory.

If you already took it off and want to reused the stock HSF, you should buy some new thermal pads and place them back on everything except the GPU, then use AS on that only.
    
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post #7 of 15
VGA Water Cooler FTW!

But seriously, do not remove the thermal pads.......
post #8 of 15
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Even if its an old topic thought I could reply to this. I actually removed the pads of the memory chips and the HSI chip (left the lil ones) and put some Artic Cooling MX-1 Thermal Compound and not Artic Silver 5. Yes I put a lot of it and I checked if it was making contact and it did. The memory temperature fel about 4 degrees (overclocked, on idle nothing changed). I decided not to put AS5 because well >> its a new GPU and all and I do not want to fry it ^^''
    
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post #9 of 15
what do you mean?
you can fry a vga card by using AS5?
    
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by weltall View Post
Even if its an old topic thought I could reply to this. I actually removed the pads of the memory chips and the HSI chip (left the lil ones) and put some Artic Cooling MX-1 Thermal Compound and not Artic Silver 5. Yes I put a lot of it and I checked if it was making contact and it did. The memory temperature fel about 4 degrees (overclocked, on idle nothing changed). I decided not to put AS5 because well >> its a new GPU and all and I do not want to fry it ^^''
The memory temperature lowered? There is no memory sensor
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