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hi all, so I have a ASUS EAH2900XT, I want to oc a little bit, would u think it's a good idea to take the cooler off and apply some good thermal grease? or is it already have some awsome kinds in it, cause i'm thinking to take it off for a clean anyways, thing's been running for a while, and 66c default temp seen a bit higher then when i first installed it, (was 62ish) thinking perhaps there are some dust to clean up and such

hope someone give me some nice advise that won't cost me ^^!

thanks
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Go ahead and try it. I use Arctic silver ceramiq because it isnt conductive.

*Edit* there used to be a vid on ocn about how to properly put Arctic silver on a VGA.
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Yes I did the same thing. They put a lot of thermal paste on their chip. I take it off and applied some as5. Now my temps idle at 50c.
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I have MX-2 in hand, it did well on my CPU, what do u guys think
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Yes I did the same thing. They put a lot of thermal paste on their chip. I take it off and applied some as5. Now my temps idle at 50c.
AS5 FTW!
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Yes I did the same thing. They put a lot of thermal paste on their chip. I take it off and applied some as5. Now my temps idle at 50c.
wow eh, that's 10c difference which is very good in my book,

thing, currently i up the fan speed a little bit to 37% duty cycle it's cooling very well but i don;t ;ike that idea, decrease the life of the fan + it's loud
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AS5 FTW!
i wish i have some of that left, I finished mine, and I went to the store another day they don't even have any, so I ended up picking up some Arctic MX-2
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I have MX-2 in hand, it did well on my CPU, what do u guys think
It will shave off a few degrees or so. MX-2 > AS5
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It will shave off a few degrees or so. MX-2 > AS5
cool, so MX-2 is also good then, now i need to reserach about how it's done, sound's like it's a bit different then the way it apply to CPU, but then , I opened my old 2600XT cooler and various different video card cooler b4, nothing's different tho, it's just thermal paste there, like the way it is on the CPU
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cool, so MX-2 is also good then, now i need to reserach about how it's done, sound's like it's a bit different then the way it apply to CPU, but then , I opened my old 2600XT cooler and various different video card cooler b4, nothing's different tho, it's just thermal paste there, like the way it is on the CPU
You apply it the same way, small amount right in the middle of every area which needs to conduct heat. Make sure you remove the thermal pads and anything else left over. DO NOT PUT TOO MUCH MX-2!!!! It is conductive and if it touches the circuitry you will short and may damage your card.
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