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Looking at replacing the thermal paste for my XFX 5770 (rev2) CrossfireX

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Well, I've just about had it with these temperatures on these cards. In Team Fortress 2, the top card reaches 78C and then continues to climb and just doesn't stop. I've been looking at thermal compounds, and I'm looking into getting this one from tiger (I live by the warehouse so I can pick it up in <30 mins).

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3522883&CatId=503


Is this a good thermal compound for me to use?
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That is too hot for a rev2 cooler.
I think something else might be wrong. My friend's XFX rev2 5770 loads at 50C max. Changing TIM won't account for that delta.

Edit: didn't notice you were in crossfire.
Edited by TEntel - 6/11/10 at 12:59pm
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He's using Crossfire. That TIM will do fine, substituting it should be pretty quick, painless and yield some nice results.
post #4 of 25
TIM wouldn't change things- there is something wrong - the card shouldn't be that hot.

I every review you find about 5770 Crossfire 2-way even 3-way you will notice that temps don't go over 75C.
Edited by Vipervlv - 6/11/10 at 1:04pm
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Yes its good, but your better with Shin-Etsu X23-7783D

But Like others said, something might be wrong with the card? Is it overclocked?
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It's running at stock
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The bottom card on furmark tops out at 77 C and the top one just keeps going past 90 C, and the cards are right next to each other
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Do you have good air flow inside your case?
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add some air flow to them,see if that helps-also check the coolers make sure they are not clogged with dust.go ahead and change the T.I.M.
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Well, I have the Thermaltake Spedo. Cooling the cards are, 1x 230mm fan intake, 2x 120mm fans intake, 1x 140mm fan intake....And I just cleaned the cards and they still run hot as hell
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