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Hey guys, I recently dismantled the Heatsink on my 7900GS to reseat with AS5 and open up some more cooling potential, however, I'm not quite sure how much AS5 to use.

The core is probably 16x16mm, so should I use the small half a BB, or would a line like a C2D work better?

Thanks in advance guys!
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Hey guys, I recently dismantled the Heatsink on my 7900GS to reseat with AS5 and open up some more cooling potential, however, I'm not quite sure how much AS5 to use.

The core is probably 16x16mm, so should I use the small half a BB, or would a line like a C2D work better?

Thanks in advance guys!
If you wanna use a line go ahead but see below.

Just use a small BB size. Anymore than that is overkill.
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No.... the GPU is an exposed die. Do not use rice grain method! Manually spread the AS5 over the entire core. Use a credit card or finger in a plastic bag. You want the thinnest coat possible but make sure to have 100% coverage.
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Wow thanks guys, BTW is there any way to possibly lap a stock GPU HSF? I know there are standoffs which would need to be filed down a little bit, but I don't want to put on too little AS5 and the GPU to burn up because the HSF isn't flat enough to make full contact :-\\
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