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Ok, I have a 6600gt, where the heatsink covers that little converter chip, and the 6600gt core itself. I've put as5 on the core, but am I supposed to put it on the converter chip? I'm starting to think that's where the stuttering thing in games is coming from. It has this little thermalpad like thing that I think is supposed to serve as a contact for the heatsink, although I dunno if I'm supposed to take it off now that I've removed the heatsink.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
Ok, I have a 6600gt, where the heatsink covers that little converter chip, and the 6600gt core itself. I've put as5 on the core, but am I supposed to put it on the converter chip? I'm starting to think that's where the stuttering thing in games is coming from. It has this little thermalpad like thing that I think is supposed to serve as a contact for the heatsink, although I dunno if I'm supposed to take it off now that I've removed the heatsink.
Not trying to be rude, but it's called the HSI chip (High-Speed Interconnect).

And yeah, the thermalpads that come with heatsinks are very inefficient once you remove the heatsink.

AS5 is safe for CPUs, GPUs, Northbridges, Southbridges, so I don't see why there might be a problem with putting it on the HSI chip.

Edit:
Pic of the a HSI chip:
http://www.maximopc.org/imagenes/rev.../conjunto1.JPG
(It's the chip, towards the bottom right of the GPU core.)
Source: www.maximopc.org
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If you remove the thermal pads, you might not get contact with just as5. Sometimes everything on the card isnt exactly the same height, and the pads are there to fill in the gap, so be careful.
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Originally Posted by ckp64
Not trying to be rude, but it's called the HSI chip (High-Speed Interconnect).

And yeah, the thermalpads that come with heatsinks are very inefficient once you remove the heatsink.

AS5 is safe for CPUs, GPUs, Northbridges, Southbridges, so I don't see why there might be a problem with putting it on the HSI chip.

Edit:
Pic of the a HSI chip:
http://www.maximopc.org/imagenes/rev.../conjunto1.JPG
(It's the chip, towards the bottom right of the GPU core.)
Source: www.maximopc.org

lol I knew it started with an h, I've seen it a couple of times before..thanks for correcting me

I think its my power supply now...I got a reboot in css lol, and I'm at stock speeds and everything. Maybe Thermaltake power supplies really do blow hard.
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