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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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I didn't know thermal Paste are conductive, jeez, why would they even make it like that.
gotta be very careful then,
so ur says therm pad, meaning the ones on the memory chips? (i dunno if there's any but i'm guessing)

EDIT: doesn't that leave the space btween the cooler and the chip? if i remove them?
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Here is a pic with my temps and fan at 31%. Don't use atitool. For some reason it rises the temp.
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I didn't know thermal Paste are conductive, jeez, why would they even make it like that.
gotta be very careful then,
so ur says therm pad, meaning the ones on the memory chips? (i dunno if there's any but i'm guessing)

EDIT: doesn't that leave the space btween the cooler and the chip? if i remove them?
It should just be a tighter fit. You can try leaving the thermal pads if you want though.
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It should just be a tighter fit. You can try leaving the thermal pads if you want though.
yeah i guess iwill have ot see what it actually looks alike when i take it off, which will be 11 hours from now , at work right now ><
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If it has thermal pads on the mem chips, leave them there, as there is greater distance between the hsf and mem chips, than there is to the core. Also when applying the tim, spread it over the die evenly before attaching the hsf. Lastly, mx-2 is not conductive.
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Here is a pic with my temps and fan at 31%. Don't use atitool. For some reason it rises the temp.
uhhhh i dunno if i'm dumb or something i can't see the temp, is it that 46? at the bottom right?

i don't really use ATItool anyways, always freeze or something goes wrong or something, but i havn't try with new mobo yet tho.

currently have the rivatuner installed too, going to oc a bit with that, hopfully reach something nice, how far did u go on stock cooler?
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If it has thermal pads on the mem chips, leave them there, as there is greater distance between the hsf and mem chips, than there is to the core. Also when applying the tim, spread it over the die evenly before attaching the hsf. Lastly, mx-2 is not conductive.
ok, so the trick is to even it out first, will try to do it carefully, always fail when trying something like that on cpu, but GPU surface is smaller should be easiler
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If it has thermal pads on the mem chips, leave them there, as there is greater distance between the hsf and mem chips, than there is to the core. Also when applying the tim, spread it over the die evenly before attaching the hsf. Lastly, mx-2 is not conductive.
Since when? It's a silver based compound.
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Yes that the temp of my card right now with oc at 863/880 idle . The highest I got was 883/900 but it had to use atitool to up the voltage to 1.35 and have the fan at 80%. This baby get hot when oc'ed. And when you are gaming you should use this guide so that when your card starts to get hot the fan setting will adjust to that temp.
When you take off the hs and the paste all you will see is a chip.
http://www.vaguesoft.com/index.php?pageid=rt207


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Yes that the temp of my card right now with oc at 863/880 idle . The highest I got was 883/900 but it had to use atitool to up the voltage to 1.35 and have the fan at 80%. This baby get hot when oc'ed. And when you are gaming you should use this guide so that when your card starts to get hot the fan setting will adjust to that temp.
When you take off the hs and the paste all you will see is a chip.
http://www.vaguesoft.com/index.php?pageid=rt207

thank you for the link i appciate it. rep+
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