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Could someone explain to me real quick what is the best way to apply thermal compound to my gtx 580? I've got it out of the system and I just thought I would ask. biggrin.gif
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Just spread thin layer across the heatspreader and you should be fine!smile.gif
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Spreading out the compound in a thin layer across the core and memory of the card is probably the best way to go, but are you putting a heatplate on it or just reseating the stock cooler?
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I found this article: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1461/3/

Hope it helps!

It's not about applying thermal compound to it, but it should show you what your up against.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;11782159 
Could someone explain to me real quick what is the best way to apply thermal compound to my gtx 580? I've got it out of the system and I just thought I would ask. biggrin.gif

Leave the memory alone and don't disturb the thermal pads.

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Plastic+Gloves.jpg

Just spread thin layer across the heatspreader and you should be fine!smile.gif

That leaves Airbubbles, so no.
post #7 of 12
I just put a dot on my 570 the other day. Temps seem fine and that's pretty much how I always do gpus and cpus.

If the 580 is anything like my 570, you'll need a very small torx bit for 4 of the screws around the gpu. I believe that I used a T5.
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Originally Posted by Mikecdm;11782386 
I just put a dot on my 570 the other day. Temps seem fine and that's pretty much how I always do gpus and cpus.

If the 580 is anything like my 570, you'll need a very small torx bit for 4 of the screws around the gpu. I believe that I used a T5.

Actually, I found out there is a much easier way to replace the thermal compound on the gtx 580. All you have to do is remove the 4 Phillips head screws in the back, and then 7 on the sides of the cooler, no need to remove the torx screws.

So then the cross method is the best for covering the entire ihs?
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I've seen a star of lines if you know what I mean done on many big Nvidia gpus. Just like the "*" but bigger and on the GPU lol. Dots on the mem chips should be fine.
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I've seen a star of lines if you know what I mean done on many big Nvidia gpus. Just like the "*" but bigger and on the GPU lol. Dots on the mem chips should be fine.

Oh, i'm only replacing the TIM on the gpu itself, no need to do it on the memory/vrm's.
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