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So I just recently bought an 8500GT. I was getting idle temps of about 50-52 C. In an attempt to bring down the temperatures, I decided to change the stock TIM on the heatsink with some OCZ Freeze. After I finished removing the old stuff and putting the new TIM on, I saw a decrease of about 6-7 C! That's quite an amazing difference for such little effort!

Anyway, my point is that I highly recommend that you change the stock TIM on your video card heatsink with something else like OCZ Freeze or AS5.
 
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Yup, the stock stuff they send out is super low quality. I don't see why they just don't use some quality stuff to begin with... It's not like it's expensive.
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Not only is the stock stuff low quality, they also apply too much of it
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