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Should I replace EVGA 8800 GTS 320mb Stock Compound?

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Wondering if I would benefit from replacing the stock compound on my 8800 GTS 320mb. I hear they run hot. Was considering replacing with either AS5 or Zalman Super Thermal Grease. I used Zallaman Super Thermal Grease on my Processor with my Zalman 9700LED and temps dropped 10c compaired to AS5. Was anyone replaced the stock compound and with what at what results? All responses are appreciated. Peace.
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Well I have the 640mb. I noticed a drop in temperature of a few degrees idle. Mine was idling 53-54 and now it idles at about 50, sometimes 48-49. A lot depends just on your individual card + how the stock thermal paste was applied. Mine was applied fairly well so replacing it with AS5 didn't make as much of a difference. Also, make sure you set your fan speed to 100% via RivaTuner. Makes a huge difference.
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Yes, your temps will drop noticeably for 10mins of work.
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sweet, thank you both for your response and the advice of rivatuner. I will post my results soon. thankx again you rock.
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