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I swore it was touching, the screws were all the way in, and it wasn't fidgeting much.
As you just learned, that doesn't mean much
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post #12 of 31
Maybe its the hs base that dosnt make the proper contact, so maybe tad more on the side that wasnt making contact will suffice. Its all trial and error, after a few reseats and your happy with the temps, let it flow and have fun ocing
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post #13 of 31
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So, I reseated it, turned my comp on, and Looked at everest.

To my utter amazement it read 126C, then to 129C, where I pulled the plug.
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You must be doing something extremely wrong. Is this the first gpu hs youve done? It requires less paste than a cpu, but being open die it needs to spread. Also make sure you place the heatsink directly down, dont move it then screw it in till the screws wont turn anymore with a slight amount of force, dont torque them hard, but torque them enough.
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You must be doing something extremely wrong. Is this the first gpu hs youve done? It requires less paste than a cpu, but being open die it needs to spread. Also make sure you place the heatsink directly down, dont move it then screw it in till the screws wont turn anymore with a slight amount of force, dont torque them hard, but torque them enough.
I used to do this to my 7600GT, never experienced something qquite like this, though.

I put an amount that was slightly transparent, enabling me to just make out the nvidia logo on the Die, and I'm just plopping down the heatsink, then flipping it and turning the screws until I meet some resistance.

I'm going to take this apart again. I'm thinking that the reason XFX put so much on is because they do not meet properly in the first place. I will see if that is the case.

EDIT:

I took it apart, and I've found that that is indeed the case. Only the bottom left of the die gets any contact with the heatsink, so I believe I've got to put a glob in the middle and spread it a little bit. I'm going to be a bit more liberal this time.
Edited by Pap3r - 6/21/08 at 10:21pm
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post #16 of 31
Well in this case coat the die till nothing is visible, well barely and after plopping it on remove it to check for spread, if its good cleanand apply the same amount.
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Have you thought on rolling back your old bios...?

Are you sure your HS is tight?
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Have you thought on rolling back your old bios...?

Are you sure your HS is tight?
Cant be a bios problem, considering the heat issues have only started since the heatsink reseat.
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It's hanging out at 56-57 for the moment, and I'm creating a new NVFlash disk.

What is the stock 8800GT voltage though? Obviously 1.1 is a bit much. It ranges form .95 to 1.1, going up in increments or .05
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its 1.0 if i recall you didnt backup your orginal bios ?
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