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Just tried OCZ Freeze since the stuff is quite a bit thicker than NH-T1 or MX-2. No luck.

91C in Furmark 100% fan. Freeze is working a lot better than the other replacements.
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post #12 of 18
Really sounds like more of a HSF problem than a TIM problem now..did you damage the thing at all by chance? Sounds like it may have been put together shoddy at the factory and maybe you stirred the pot just a bit too much
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post #13 of 18
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I don't act like I am in a clean room but I've always handled my parts with care. Can't imagine that I did any damage to it. If I did, it was already fubar'd from the factory. I submitted an RMA ticket to XFX.
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post #14 of 18
Quote:
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I don't act like I am in a clean room but I've always handled my parts with care. Can't imagine that I did any damage to it. If I did, it was already fubar'd from the factory. I submitted an RMA ticket to XFX.
I would vote for fubar'd from factory then..you're not new to hardware, if it was fixable it would be fixed..RMA and forget it..and good luck with XFX :/
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post #15 of 18
Spread it yourself http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/a...1-10172902.jpg should look like that.
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Spread it yourself http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/a...1-10172902.jpg should look like that.
Tried that. I think that was the third try out of 9 reapplications of three different TIMs.
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post #17 of 18
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I would vote for fubar'd from factory then..you're not new to hardware, if it was fixable it would be fixed..RMA and forget it..and good luck with XFX :/
Thanks. XFX has been good to me in the past. I'm pretty optimistic.
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post #18 of 18
It depends on the paste and pressure. You may not be exerting enough pressure with the heatsink. Did you turn the screws all the way. With dies you need to make sure that you don't crack it with over-tightening it but I believe GFX cards need a bit more pressure. The only other thing that would happen is a small static discharge.
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