Originally Posted by stupidcha
yea... you need to apply TIM (AS5 or OCZ Freeze) on the GPU itself and also need to buy thermal pads for the video memory
you should stop using the video card until your take care of both unless you want to burn the card!
I'd recommend Arctic Cooling MX-2 instead of AS5, since it's just as good and isn't conductive. It's also cheap as dirt.
Originally Posted by pieisgood2
i have opened up some 8 and 9 series nvidia cards and the tim was already dried out and had air bubbles, so him cleaning it likely didn't affect anything. applying new tim is definitely a good idea though.
I've never removed a GPU cooler, so you probably know more about it than me. Nice CPU cooler BTW
Mine's the old version though Edited by B!0HaZard - 6/9/10 at 5:49pm