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I have a question regarding your statement that say to not remove the screw that holds the fan to the heatsink in STEP 3.. Why?
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Great guide mate. This really helped me out.
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All good but:

Thermal paste (especially AS5) only needs a BB sized grain in the middle of the GPU/CPU and zero spreading, as the HSF will do it by itself. If you use a card or your finger or w/e you introduce dust and oils, and you can never get it truly even meaning air bubbles. Air is a good insulator of heat.
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All good but:

Thermal paste (especially AS5) only needs a BB sized grain in the middle of the GPU/CPU and zero spreading, as the HSF will do it by itself. If you use a card or your finger or w/e you introduce dust and oils, and you can never get it truly even meaning air bubbles. Air is a good insulator of heat.

THIS THIS THIS^^^

Spread method has been proven to cause air bubbles in the thermal greas witch doesn't help temps.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;11640191 
All good but:

Thermal paste (especially AS5) only needs a BB sized grain in the middle of the GPU/CPU and zero spreading, as the HSF will do it by itself. If you use a card or your finger or w/e you introduce dust and oils, and you can never get it truly even meaning air bubbles. Air is a good insulator of heat.

Use the "X" method for applying thermal paste.
    
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Originally Posted by linkin93;11640191 
All good but:

Thermal paste (especially AS5) only needs a BB sized grain in the middle of the GPU/CPU and zero spreading, as the HSF will do it by itself. If you use a card or your finger or w/e you introduce dust and oils, and you can never get it truly even meaning air bubbles. Air is a good insulator of heat.


I have to disagree, every GPU I have changed the TIM on, which is every GPU I have owned.. Has always required more than a bb/pea sized blob. GPU's tend to need a decent bit of TIM and I've found the line method in this guide works best, especialy with older cards like GTX260's..

EDIT: Just realised the date of the post I quoted redface.gif
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Free bump for a very good thread
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Pic's in the tut would have been nice, but a very solid tutorial. Well Done!!!!! +rep
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Yeah, pics are broken. Would love to see an illustration of the video card tear down and cleaning.
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