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XFX 5770 MX-2 Temperature Results

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So, I thought it was time to remove the stock thermal paste and install Arctic Cooling MX-2 for my XFX 5770 running at 970/1300/1.1V.

Below are some pictures along with the results.


V2 heatsink with the heatpipes showing


Stock thermal paste- TOO MUCH


GPU cleaned using alcohol and q-tips


GPU with MX-2 Applied


Back of the heatsink

All the idle temperatures are the average from a couple of samples. The Furmark temperatures, which are 100% load temperatures, are the MAX temperatures ever recorded. Overall and on average, the temperature drop was always consistent.


Results


Summary:
Idle average drop for min. temperature = 2.18c
Full load average drop for max. temperature = 3c

I hope this is helpful for those contemplating the idea.
Edited by xsever - 3/11/11 at 4:48pm
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post #2 of 6
Every degree counts. Looks like alot of mx-2 thermal paste on the gpu but i could be wrong.
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Every degree counts. Looks like alot of mx-2 thermal paste on the gpu but i could be wrong.
The back of the heatsink is not so smooth so there are a lot of gaps to fill. Picture of heatsink is added.
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The back of the heatsink is not so smooth so there are a lot of gaps to fill. Picture of heatsink is added.
Wow did they drop that in some gravel before installing it to your card. That's terrible they would send it like that lol.
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Wow did they drop that in some gravel before installing it to your card. That's terrible they would send it like that lol.
I thought the same and unfortunately, I did not have any sand paper to treat it the way I want.

The other thing is that the card does not allow voltage control, so that is the max overclock I will ever achieve and the temperatures are very cool so I am happy.
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arctic thremal paste?
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