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Today I was doing a little spring cleaning and decided to give my PC a clean too.

Took everything apart and made sure all dust was gone. While I was at it I decided to replace all the thermal paste (Both stock paste on my sapphire 4870 and the AS5 I had on my CPU) with Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste.

and after the spring cleaning?

GPU Temp @ 860/1125 is 55C. (4870 1GB) - This is a pretty good OC and Temp on this card.

CPU Temps are down 3C as well.

Seems replacing the paste really helped with temps.

1st pic is the stock thermal paste on the sapphire. Looks like they use way too much to me....
2nd pic is after the cleaning.
3rd pic is the cleaned up Noctua NH-D14
last pic is why I love the Antec 300's dust screens....




Edited by FXTOi7 - 3/22/11 at 2:06pm
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nice one...I have both side panels on my 902 OFF so dust is a massive problem for me
    
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Odd result IMO...


Typically temps get better with time after the application of TIM due to the spreading.
    
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Odd result IMO...


Typically temps get better with time after the application of TIM due to the spreading.
Yeah I know. and especailly with AS5 , doesn't seem to be the case with Noctua.
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This is due to curing time. Some newer TIMs like NT-H1 have no curing time or not much curing time.
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