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Rawr, I tried to reseat my stock cooler on my 8600GTS with new TIM. It was literly my first tiem putting on TIM. Well temps on idle and load increased about 6-7C so it's pretty obvious I messed up. Can anyone point me to instructions or any tips?

Thanks

Edit: BTW, im almost positive that I put on too much...

Edit 2: Open Die GPU no IHS
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Rawr, I tried to reseat my stock cooler on my 8600GTS with new TIM. It was literly my first tiem putting on TIM. Well temps on idle and load increased about 6-7C so it's pretty obvious I messed up. Can anyone point me to instructions or any tips?

Thanks

Edit: BTW, im almost positive that I put on too much...
About that much, maybe a liitle more for a GPU.

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Oh BTW, the GPU is open die, there is no IHS
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Oh BTW, the GPU is open die, there is no IHS

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Generic pic offa google. Should be similar to mine (looks like it)
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Oh BTW, the GPU is open die, there is no IHS

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Ok, do I need to spread it around or just stick the cooler back on? Also, all i have is 71% Isopropyl, is that a big problem?
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post #9 of 11
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Ok I tried it again, this TIM i'm using (Artic Cool? Free from Online Deals) does not spread very well at all! I ended up using 2-3 rice grain size (it's thick so comes out as a log). Temps dropped 3*C, but that is still 3*C higher than what was stock. Oh well, i'm not worried too much. Temps increased a total of 9*C so I guesse I phailed again. I'm selling the card soon, so I'm not worried too much.
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If you want to spread the paste on the die, you should put a very small amount on it and then use something like a credit card to spread it nice and evenly. This is not required however. You can just put a small (very small) drop on the die and it will spread from the pressure of the HSF being screwed on. Also, play around with the screws that hold on the HSF. Sometimes if they are too tight or too loose you will have a negative effect on cooling.

You can use too much paste and that's not the best thing to do, but I guarantee you that every single card maker out there puts too much on right from the start. It's not the end of the world as you will usually just press most of the excess paste away from the die.


Try what I said and get back with the results.
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