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When I get my evga gtx580 sc in the mail should I replace the thermal compound with some of my OCZ freeze I have lying around? Would that help temps a bit or not?
post #2 of 7
to tell you the truth you won't need it unless if you up your volts, the fans do their job.... if you plan on upping your volts when overclocking then i would just suggest getting a third party cooler like the thermalright shayman or the artic cooling accelero extreme plus... that or go liquid
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it should help the temps by a few degrees. if you're confident enough to do it, i dont see why not.
     
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it might drop ou 1-3C load

not worth it

even tought its easy to replace it...
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post #5 of 7
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Hmm, if it will only drop 1-3C then I don't see much worth in it...
post #6 of 7
i have a EVGA stock gtx 580. i repasted with mx3 and load dropped 8 degrees and idle dropped about 10./
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Originally Posted by tian105 View Post
i have a EVGA stock gtx 580. i repasted with mx3 and load dropped 8 degrees and idle dropped about 10./
I like that much better. Especially since I'm most likely going to clock it slightly higher than the current OC it comes with.
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