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Originally Posted by eternaldj
what happens if you put too much
A) Cooling performance will be bad and you will get high temps
B) If the worst happens, the compound spills over the side of the die and comes in contact with a resistor or capacitor... shorting it out and frying the card.
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These GPU's follow the "Flip Chip" form factor and do not have an Integrated Thermal Heat Sink. Flip-chip packaging enables the creation of high-pinout, high-speed designs that are not achievable in a standard wirebond package. Since there is no IHS, one needs to create a "LAYER" over the entire chip followed by a layer on the heat sink which is then rubbed off as that layer is just to fill in the heat sinks inconsistencies in smoothness.

The "Pea" sized amount is correct but one needs to layer it over the entire core and not just leave the pea in the middle of the core.

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