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should you remove the stock TIM from gtx570?

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does other TIM offer like 10C better temperature ?

just wondering
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post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
does other TIM offer like 10C better temperature ?

just wondering
I don't know about 10* C, But I did it to mine and it helped..
But if you do a TIM swap and set up a good custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner you can net a 10*C+ drop in temps
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Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
does other TIM offer like 10C better temperature ?

just wondering
Probably not, it would depend on how bad the application was. You might see a couple of degrees difference if you're lucky.
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About 3'C better temps if the stock TIM was badly applied.
    
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I've seen as high as 8C temp reductions by replacing TIM (But the norm is less significant). Just keep in mind that you will need a Torx screwdriver to remove its screws.
    
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I saw a 6c drop in temperatures by replacing the TIM on my cooler. It was pretty thick and clunky on it.
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post #7 of 13
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i guess the question now is what kind of tim does nvidia use? or different by manufacturers?

because i only have a noctua one that came with the cooler
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I heard they used shin estu, I doubt they would use a second rate paste, the issue is with how much they apply (a thick layer of paste is better than no paste between the sink and the IHS)
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I've done it in the past but don't plan on doing it anymore. I've never felt I gained anything from it.
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post #10 of 13
I don't know what type of paste most card manufacture use, but i can say with confidence most disassembly i have seen of gtx's have to much TIM applied from the manufacture, also seen with ATI cards also. A good TIM will most likely drop temp around 3-4, that is if the paste originally was over applied. More towards 2 degree C. If the paste was applied thin from manufacture.

a good heatsink dusting a while back for me dropped my temps 5c with a TIM application wit shin etsu i dropped a total of 8c.
Edited by lilraver018 - 1/1/11 at 11:25pm
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