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So , i recently bought my asus gtx480 . My idle temps are ~45-46 and my load temps(as far as i seen it go) are 87-88 oC .

Now , the question is , should i take the cooler off and apply some MX-2 instead of the stock one ? If so , would one tube of TIM be enough ? (4 grams)

Would that give me a few degrees drop or not ? Should i go for it ?

I'm not REALLY comfortable with messing with my new 200 pounds graphics card , but i'm not affraid to do it , as i allready done this with a 9800GT .

Oppinions / Suggestions on how to apply the thermal paste ?
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post #2 of 49
Yeah you could try different TIM. Make a tiny tiny little dot in the centre of the CPU and apply the cooler. Do not lift the cooler back up to see how the TIM applied because it will create air pockets.
If you want results, get a good aftermarket cooler.
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Well a 3-4 degrees would be enough for me ( i have a spare tube of mx-2 , so i won't buy new ) . Am i gonna get that ?

Also , bradley , in all the pictures i see there's a massive ammount of tim applied on 480's . Do you think a tiny dot would be enough ?
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post #4 of 49
I'm pretty sure on a GPU you need to use more than you would with a CPU, otherwise its the same process.

I'm kinda tempted to do this to mine too. It would be great if you could post your results, if you decide to do it
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post #5 of 49
Yeah you can do and that should be plenty it wont make a huge diffrence probs upto 5oc but give it a shot wont make it worse
post #6 of 49
from my experience, changing TIM do little to nothing to GPU.
changing TIM can even increase temperature, as the TIM preapplied is already set for a long time. new tim have to have time to set.
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post #7 of 49
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@mib 2347 : Yes , i might give it a try later this week , and see the results . I'll see how much free time i have , and if i do some idle / game / furmark results i will pm them to you .
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Well a 3-4 degrees would be enough for me ( i have a spare tube of mx-2 , so i won't buy new ) . Am i gonna get that ?

Also , bradley , in all the pictures i see there's a massive ammount of tim applied on 480's . Do you think a tiny dot would be enough ?
There is a massive amount so it lasts, but it kills performance! By using a tiny dot, you will see a good improvement

Hope this helps.

Edit: Use alcohol rub on the CPU and GPU die to ensure the old tim has totally gone!
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Okay , thanks bradley , rep+ .!!
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Okay , thanks bradley , rep+ .!!
No problem. Do you have any other questions i could help you with?
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