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Just cracked the shroud of my old XFX 8800GT to clean it up a bit, so i got the shroud off. The mess the manufactures made was unbelievable paste was everywhere, but i cleaned it all up with some old train tickets to scrape the thick dense paste off, then used to 80% alch. wipe to finish it all off. Put a dab of AS5 on there popped the shroud back on screwed it all back together. I forgot to take pictures of before i cleaned it. But anyway heres some pictures, i suggest all the people that use these old cards that idle at very high temps should clean them every year or so. Mine was Idling around 60c which is normal but getting 101c under load @ stock volts.






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you just put the wrost thing you could put on a GPU ... a silver based highly conductive paste. hope it didn't fried already .
    
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Too much TIM.
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you just put the wrost thing you could put on a GPU ... a silver based highly conductive paste. hope it didn't fried already .
this! On top of that, you used a lot of it. I would take it apart immediately and replace it with some ceramic paste.
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you just put the wrost thing you could put on a GPU ... a silver based highly conductive paste. hope it didn't fried already .
no it aint fried, ain't turned it on. It's my backup card. Does this matter that its not been turned on yet?


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this! On top of that, you used a lot of it. I would take it apart immediately and replace it with some ceramic paste.
whats the best ceramic paste you speak of?
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yep...my friend killed his card with AS5...after i told him 10 times not to use it.

that will short your card out of it spreads too far out, and youve overused it, so its a gurantee it has already.

personally i use OCZ freeze for my GPUs and AS5 for my CPU

OCZ freeze renders some amazing GPU temps, my radeon 5770 is currently idling at 30C, my 8600GTS, under folding load, is sitting at a mere 45C, and thats with my cpu heat going through the same water loop.
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Come on guys. I have used AS5 in like 5 GPUs without problems. You guys are all freaking out over a three year old product. I use MX3 now but AS5 is no slouch.
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yep...my friend killed his card with AS5...after i told him 10 times not to use it.

that will short your card out of it spreads too far out, and youve overused it, so its a gurantee it has already.

personally i use OCZ freeze for my GPUs and AS5 for my CPU

OCZ freeze renders some amazing GPU temps, my radeon 5770 is currently idling at 30C, my 8600GTS, under folding load, is sitting at a mere 45C, and thats with my cpu heat going through the same water loop.
Is it ok to leave it on there if i leave it in the box until the proper paste gets here? can it do any damage even though its not even been turned on?
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Ive used it several times on gpu's, as well as numerous xbox's with no issue.
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Is it ok to leave it on there if i leave it in the box until the proper paste gets here? can it do any damage even though its not even been turned on?
gotta clean it off EVERYTHING on the little nvidia thing, and all the little resistors around it, do not use it until you change the paste out, itll cause a short, sitting in the box it'll be fine wise choice.
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