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So I bought this MSI board a while back, and it's done it's job quite well. It's nothing crazy, but it's gotten the job done like a boss ever since I got it, and has seen a ton of suicide runs.

Well I've been thinking about why it won't let me hit good OC's like it used to (It will no longer hit the same OC, everything's been checked out, and no luck). I was checking out the stock heatsinks seeing if they were going to be easy to take off, and sure enough the bottom part that goes on the southbridge was loose! Now that's not so much a problem, as it is a concern. The thing I'm wondering is if the top is the same way (with the cooler I have it makes it hard to get to), and if so, if that's causing it to not keep the NB cool enough to stay stable.

I have some TIM, but will normal TIM work on this, or do I need thermal pads?

???

Halp?!
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I'm confused. Where do you want to put TIM at? Either way it will work, you can even put non conductive TIM on with the MOSFETs if you don't mind the messiness. Thermal pads are better for that but like on NB and SB you should be using paste.
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I found the TIM I thought I had, but it looks like it's kind of shot. I guess I'm going to order some off newegg with my next order and wait until then to address the issue. Until then, I've got a blower style fan on my NB keeping it cool, and updated my drivers to see if that'll make it more stable in windows.
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I would recommend thru-bolting the heatsink down with some bolts. I also replaced the thermal pads with some small cooper plates I had and put some tim on those.
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