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I got 10c lower with just a fan profile I didn't apply TIM.
 
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Originally Posted by UNOE View Post
I got 10c lower with just a fan profile I didn't apply TIM.
Well obviously a fan profile is gonna lower temperatures. But if you could get the same temperatures with lower fan speeds (even if it's inaudible at that speed), then why wouldn't you? Changing the TIM on a GPU takes maybe 10 minutes total including takin the card out.
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post
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.
I don't think there is too much tim. The dies are pretty big, and there is no 100% contact with the cooler, which is the reason for the high amount of tim.


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I replaced the stock tim the 470s I had with MX-2. Got 5c improvement.
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