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Im gonna replace the stock thermal paste with as5 but dont know what screws to remove from vid card. I remember someone posted a thread about how to remove the heatsink and what screws to remove but I cant find it. Also how much paste should I add. The same as a c2d or more?
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DO NOT REMOVE THE THERMAL PAD PROVIDED.

DO NOT REPLACE WITH AS5.

If you do replace, the HSF will not make good enough contact with the GPU, and your temps will be HIGHER.

I've done it before. It sucks.
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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
DO NOT REMOVE THE THERMAL PAD PROVIDED.

DO NOT REPLACE WITH AS5.

If you do replace, the HSF will not make good enough contact with the GPU, and your temps will be HIGHER.

I've done it before. It sucks.

I think this guy is probably right the HSF on a GTS is large and complex. There are thermal pads connecting the ram to the HSF and possibly a thermal pad connecting the GPU to the HSF. I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you have done it before and really know what your doing.
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The Ram has pads, the Core has paste.
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I can said,only remove if ,you go with aftermarket cooling.In special water.
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