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Reason to redo TIM on ur 680i

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Look at the horrible pink thermal interface material that evga uses... some of mine wasnt even touching at all! Look at the GOOP on the NB and SB. 2 hrs of careful cleaning fixed it right up. Cant report temps as i dont have a previous recording and this is another board (RMA).



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I've been thinking about looking at those... I have a 680i evga myself... How difficult was it to get those off and back on without damaging the plastic pins holding them down? I suppose on the small chips there, what are those anyways, you only used a tiny spot of paste... I would be using AS ceramique to reapply. I hope it's worth it.
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LoL. thats the before pics. notice that pink stuff some arent even touching. If u pull off the wavy heatsink next to the CPU socket thats whats underneath. (theres also a straight heatsink on top of the CPU socket that u can pull off) If u want to take the heatsink off, put on some nitrile gloves or something rubber for precaution and just use ur finger nails to squeeze the small black pins while pushin it out. it doesnt take a lot of effort. once the pins unseat u can just push it thru. The heatsink itself will be a little "stuck" so use a little force and wiggle the heatsinks off cuz the pink goo seems to be also some sort of adhesive.
Clean the suckers out and i just used a toothpick and applied some AS5 onto the tip of the toothpick to put onto each little chip. Seated the heatsink on, pushed the pins thru, and removed the heatsink again to check which needed more AS5 or which needed less. Its not hard at all. took me 2 hrs since i was being a little cautious... some recommend using goo-gone on the pink stuff on the heatsink then clean it up with some isoproyl alcohol. I used Arctic Clean on it and rubbed it really hard with my fingers to get it off.
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