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So i heard about how 8800gtx's came with too much paste on them, so I scraped off only the stuff on the gpu and replaced it with AS5 and now it raised the temps 10c. I am afraid the thin layer I used isnt good enough because the gap might be too big, hence why evga used so much, but then I am thinking it would have fried out by now.

Could it be that it just needs some time to set in or should I just add another layer. I only put one layer on the gpu itself, but I am thinking I should put another layer on the heatsink as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
So i heard about how 8800gtx's came with too much paste on them, so I scraped off only the stuff on the gpu and replaced it with AS5 and now it raised the temps 10c. I am afraid the thin layer I used isnt good enough because the gap might be too big, hence why evga used so much, but then I am thinking it would have fried out by now.

Could it be that it just needs some time to set in or should I just add another layer. I only put one layer on the gpu itself, but I am thinking I should put another layer on the heatsink as well.
Scraped or wiped off with some alchohol?
You can try an reapply with a little more or a little less.
How much did you use?
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Well, it just goes to show how piss poor these heatsink are, ****ing pathetic, but I guess I cant expect much from a heatsink that blows hot air into the case

So heres what I found, so my temps kept going up and up and up, so I turned it off real quick and took everything apart again. Turns out only about half the heatsink was covered in paste, so that meant only half of my gpu was covered, so I guess the gpu is as touch as they said it was. So I put more paste on empty spaces of the heatsink and tightened it all down again, then dissasembled to check it out and everything had contact. I just cant believe that the heatsink isnt flat, for this to happen it means it is placed in the entire assembly at an angle, pisspoor in my opinion. I am still about 7c higher than I was before, but its stable. Getting ready to lap my cpu and heatsink right now. so hopefully that goes better.
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I scraped everything off the gpu and the heatsink and cleaned everything with alcohol
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post #5 of 16
you should've wiped off the first set of AS5 then applied the 2nd set of AS5
the first set hinders the second set
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After I applied AS 5 on my 8800 GTS my temps also went up. I applied it correctly too. So, if anyone plans on doing this: don't
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperMagus View Post
So, if anyone plans on doing this: don't
i think that's the moral of this story. you shouldn't call the stock HSF crappy if you can't improve on it yourself. just leave well enough alone - GPUs are designed to run hot.
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best way to win is add another high CFM molex fan over the exposed aluminum fins...
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post #9 of 16
A lot of ppl have issues with applying AS5 to the GTX core. And it's not the AS5 that's the problem, it's the white heat pads. Once you remove the stock cooler and re-attach it the heat pads are no longer in contact with the memory IC's or core.
 
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i'm so ready for the smaller, cooler multi-gpu setups of tomorrow. the current trend of bigger, hotter video cards is a dead-end street.
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