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Spreading causes air to be trapped more easily though.
But it helps if you're unsure about the amount to use.

Going to see if I can find those youtube vids again about TIM application...
Here it is: (the guy has more videos about different brands too, a bit outdated but certainly still useful)
Yeah, in almost all cases, I use the spread method with AS5, really thin.

The only reason I even want to do this is @idle with it bumped up to Stock references (Alienware OEM dropped it horribly) with a Agressive fan curve with MSI Afterburner it idles at 39C, w/o afterburner it idles at around 60C! Just loading up games like portal raises temps instantly 10C.

the worst part about this is this card is dieing, and I am unemployed but have AS5 laying around from previous builds. So, the Thermal pads are probably a no go. How many would thermal pads would the 1.8GB OEM models have?
    
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Should have added these pics to the last post. Heres the Alienware GTX260 1.8GB 55nm OCed to reference clocks, And a pic of What I have to do with MSI Afterburner to keep it fro hitting 60C at idle. *note, the rise in temps was only running 4 tabs in Firefox, only on this forum, nowhere else.

    
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Nice

I had a customer bring in a Xbox 360 with the 3 RROD. This was the original model and the TIM was NEVER replaced.... It took me 2 hours to get it all off.... I don't mind though. After I fixed it he called me and told me I could keep it. So I repaired this thing for like $6 so not bad.
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post #14 of 15

*Update on my GTX260*

 

ReTIM worked great! Now it stays a steady 30C, unless playing games, then the max it see's is 40C. I used the old thermal pads, but just to get them to stick, I put a microscopic dot of TIM on them. Buzzes right through COD4:MW on Max Graphics.thumb.gif

    
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Nice temps!
Looks like you guys have inspired me to reTIM my gpu. Where do you guys get your thermal pads?
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