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I wasn't really sure where to post this, so I posted here.

I know you're supposed to apply TIM on the center part of the die (marked in orange), but how about the outer rim? (Marked in green)

How would one go about applying on the outer rim, if it is indeed what's supposed to be done? A really thin line?

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Thats not mine. I'm not that messy. I got it from Google
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post #2 of 11
A really thin line, and then some on the GPU itself.
    
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I presume it would lower my load temps, if it wasn't applied before?
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I presume it would lower my load temps, if it wasn't applied before?
Maybe, I don't know if the heat is really transferred there. Does your cooler touch the outside rim? If so, do it, and see. You need paste on the GPU itself though.
    
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post #5 of 11
hmmm I never thought about applying it to the outer rim....


I think the GPU die is slightly higher than the outer rim, to ensure it makes good contact with the heatsink. So putting tim on the rim (wut) might not be useful at all.
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post #6 of 11
just be prepared for HIGHER temps at first... maybe even MUCH higher....
if u arnt getting the temps u want, rip it open and see how the TIM spread on the gpu
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What is the outer rim anyway?

Looking at the contact points of the GPU, while the heatsink is mounted, it doesn't look like there's any physical contact there anyway.
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What is the outer rim anyway?

Looking at the contact points of the GPU, while the heatsink is mounted, it doesn't look like there's any physical contact there anyway.
Then don't apply it there, and just put it in the on the GPU itself.
    
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
Then don't apply it there, and just put it in the on the GPU itself.
What he said, it would probably just make things messy.
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Outer portion is probably a shim to make sure the cooler sits level and to prevent the cooler's base from damaging the resistors/caps exposed on the top of the chip. I would not put TIM on it.
 
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