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I recently bought a couple used 7900gtx video cards.
I noticed that they dont have the tape on memory chips.
Just AS5.
Is this a problem?
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post #2 of 10
Tape? Thermal tape?
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post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Tape? Thermal tape?
Yes they dont have the white tape that others do.
They have as5 in between heatsink and memory chips.
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post #4 of 10
I would say its fine then, I use just a tad of AS5 between my RAM chips and the thermal pad on my Accelero X2 and it seems to aid overclocking.
     
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post #5 of 10
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I was mainly concerned that the as5 would soak into the chip and maybe cause some damage.
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsclincoln View Post
I was mainly concerned that the as5 would soak into the chip and maybe cause some damage.
Metals/Silicon/etc. aren't going to just soak up things don't worry.
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post #7 of 10
naa... if anything it helps..

dont worry about it.
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post #8 of 10
it wont increase any performance whatso ever including overclocking....

but yes - its safe and it does reduce temps of course so it'll decrease the overall heat spewing out into your cool airflow.
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post #9 of 10
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Cool.
THanks for the help guys.
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post #10 of 10
My main concern would be if the AS5 was globbed on to replace thermal pads, not thermal tape. Thermal pads are thicker and are made to fill the gap between the memory and the heatsink.

Some people who remove/reseat the stock heatsink just slap on some AS5 thinking it'll be ok but too much thermal interface material isn't going to do the trick.

TIM is only supposed to fill in minor imperfections to provide better heat transfer so heat won't transfer that well through a large amount of it. That's why they tell you to only use a small amount when you mount your CPU heatsink.
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