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post #11 of 21
Yeah,what exactly are you talking about? CPU cooler? GPU cooler? NB cooler?
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Yeah,what exactly are you talking about? CPU cooler? GPU cooler? NB cooler?
Hmmmmmmm it's in the ati cooling section....
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post #13 of 21
All my parts have changed TIM and most of them got quite a few degrees lower. The stock TIM got replaced by AS5 and got some 5°C lower idle/load temps overall.
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post #14 of 21
No, don't lap it! Lapping a GPU heatsink can have bad repercussions.

Also, replacing the TIM may or may not do good. DuckieHo said that the TIM on his 5850 was incredibly well put on, so yours might be the same. Not really worth the hassle - it's not like they're hot-running cards anyway.
    
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post #15 of 21
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I just took off my h50 that had the stock tim they had on there and applied some thermalright chill factor. All I can say is it is horrible. My temps easily went up 10 degrees. I have to find some arctic silver or something else soon.
Is your Base plate got those small serrations in it? If so Lap the base plate and reapply yoru TIM I bet you it will drop big time.
BTW I am talking about the CPU Kewler
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Unleash The Beast View Post
The stock TIM that comes with the h50 is very good and expensive. You should have did some research before doing that.
I was switching chips anyway so it wouldn't have mattered much. I eventually swapped back to the individual chip so that's how I could tell the difference.
    
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post #17 of 21
For lapping the GPU heatsink, I agree... be VERY CAREFUL to analyse the mounting method before attempting. Some HS's have set heights in relation to the PCB, ie they have risers to ensure the HS sits as close as possible to the GPU. Therefore if you lap the HS, you will actually be increasing the gap between the GPU and HS... which would counteract any gains from the lapping.

I have experienced this first hand when doing the HS on my old GTX260, it was one hell of a pain the a55 to get everything flush again... filing the risers down (and getting them level) took quite a few hours to get right; then I had to also order in thinner thermal pads because of the reduced height in relation to the memory, etc. because the replacement 3mm stuff I had would just split under the preassure.
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post #18 of 21
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Well i'm going with watercooling, so I'm replacing the TIM for sure
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by skitzogreg View Post
Temps would be a good 3-6c lower, not much more. With that in mind, this can be the difference of 74c as opposed to 80c. However, it's not worth voiding the warranty over.
I think it depends on the company. I know some companies will keep the warranty it you decide to put new TIM on, or a water block.
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post #20 of 21
if its a hassle then dont do it.

we do it because we enjoy it and getting 2-3 C lower is worth it to us.
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