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is there a special thermal you have to have for the gfx gpu? or can you just use what you use for your cpu?
    
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Same stuff. I recommend AS5 or Shin-etsu. The latter is usually a bit better.
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You can use the same you use for your cpu, just be sure to leave the thermal pads attached to the memory and vr, if youre just re applying to a stock cooler.
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As5 works fine.
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to much thermo is bad? because there was alot of thermo on my gpu
    
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to much thermo is bad? because there was alot of thermo on my gpu
OEM's use too much. The guy putting them together doesn't care. I almost always replace the TIM when I get a new card.
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to much thermo is bad? because there was alot of thermo on my gpu
Just cover the GPU with a nice thin film of paste.
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You can use the same you use for your cpu, just be sure to leave the thermal pads attached to the memory and vr, if youre just re applying to a stock cooler.
Do one better and replace the thermal pads before you put the heatsink back on. You wouldn't reuse AS5 so the same should hold true to the pads.
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