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I know that replacing the TIM helps, however I wanted to know how to disassembly the 6950, so that I could replace the TIM.
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post #12 of 22
I'd guess it is somewhat like this.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/715639-...ce-5870-a.html

Maybe not exactly the same card, but it ought to be close.
Edited by LoneWolf15 - 1/4/11 at 4:15pm
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Bump. What kind of temp changes (good or bad) did you all see from the TIM change?

And what did you guys use?

I'm considering using some ICD7, but lately it seems like the stock paste is applied fairly well.
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post #14 of 22
Can't it void the warranty if you replace TIM?
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For XFX, they say you can replace cooler if you notify them first in North America.

I don't know about Asus.
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post #16 of 22
Change the tim if you really want, It wont void the warranty,


you are not even lapping it..duh.. all you are doing is just removing the heatsink, and putting it back...whats so warranty this and warranty that about it...if it ever breaks down send it back to them the way you first got it..end of story
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there are stickers that say warranty void if removed over some of the stickers on cards.
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I replaced my saphire 6950s tim with NT-h1
got much better temps. and much faster drops to idle temp after gaming
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homestyle View Post
there are stickers that say warranty void if removed over some of the stickers on cards.
C'mon dude, go read their warranty. You can do it.
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C'mon dude, go read their warranty. You can do it.
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Suppo...formation.aspx

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Originally Posted by XFX
....To support the gaming community, we recommend that you contact XFX prior to any modifications so that we can update your profile and product registration to avoid potential issues with warranty support.
it helps to read the full thread to see the whole train of thought especially my post 15.
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