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so i was getting bad temps with my hr-03 so i decided to re-seat it

i cleaned off my old arctic silver and while applying the new stuff i may have gotten some on the exposed resistors adjacent to the gpu die.

when i put it all back together in my system i got lower temps but some games refuse to work

oblivion works fine as well as bioshock
Crysis does not work and neither does STAKER

Im absolutely baffled

does any one know how to clean arctic silver off those resistors, or could it be something else?

Its not overclocked when i have the problems
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post #2 of 9
Can't imagine why resistors shorting would cause trouble in some games and not others lol. Have you tried reinstalling drivers? To clean just use Articlean TIM cleaner or something.
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The best way to clean arctic silver off most anything is with high-grade Isopropyl alcohol (preferably above 80%).

However, I doubt that if you indeed were shorting resistors it would only cause problems in some programs.
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im about to do it right now but i dont know why reseating the hs would all of the sudden cause problems with drivers

(edit: but how do i get it away from each little resistor)
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It's probably nothing to do with the heatsink. It's most likely the drivers themselves, don't as me how, as is the thing with computers, stuff happens
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bit of a tought one there really, i doubt it as the therml paste thats stoped the game working as over games work for u. on the over hand it could be so what i would do is go down to your local diy store and buy some alchol spray, spray a tiny bit of that over the thermal paste and widpe of stright away, the alchol spray wil evaporate very quickly so ull have to be quick, if thats doesnt work id try to re-install your game and see if that has any effect
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use a toothbroosh with alchol spray
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use a toothbroosh with alchol spray
yeh but don't use it again for cleaning teeth

did all games work fine before you redone the heatsink?
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ok so now none if my games work and yes they all worked previously im gonna try to use a toothbrush
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