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What do i need to reseat heatsink?

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My old 8800gts was acting up, possibly overheating. I want to re-seat the heatsink/fan and i've heard that using Arctic Silver 5 on GPU's isn't a great idea.

What stuff do i need then?
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
My old 8800gts was acting up, possibly overheating. I want to re-seat the heatsink/fan and i've heard that using Arctic Silver 5 on GPU's isn't a great idea.

What stuff do i need then?
AS5 on GPU is a great idea...

Just make sure that you dont replace those thermal pads on the memory with AS5.
Those thermal pads are there for a reason, they are 'filling' the gap between the heatsink and the chip.
Edited by i_ame_killer_2 - 6/14/08 at 6:14am
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Ive never heard that AS5 is bad for gpu's....i would try it and see if it works.
    
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AS5 is a wonderful idea on gpu.
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Who said it was bad, if you want even better cooling, you could get a third party heatsink for the 8800GTS which would cool it even more.
    
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Ive never heard that AS5 is bad for gpu's....i would try it and see if it works.
That is because AS5 is slightly conductive - so get any on the PCB and you can have problems.
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Yup, i heard because it's conductive or something like that...

They told me i had to buy ceramic something?
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It's been nearly 4 months since I last removed the stock thermal paste and applied AS5 (conductive one) onto my card. I only applied it on the core. Instead of letting the pressure of the heat sink to spread the paste, I manually did it, just to make sure everything is covered.

I received like a 4-6C temp drop after that.

EDIT: I can't find the thread that I posted pictures. =/
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Okay, i believe the initial problem was memory overheating. If i wanted to reseat memory heatsinks, what should i use?
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Just now I replaced the stock paste with Artic ceramic, dropped the load temps from 55 to 50 on my 9600gt, and thats without it being cured yet . If your wanting to do your ram, you should buy ramsinks, they have a little thermal tape pad on the bottom that makes them stick to the memory chips (just make sure to clean the ram before using them)
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