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Applying thermal grease to GTX 470

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What is t he proper method for applying arctic silver 5 to the GTX 470.. Under full load the card gets to 85c with 100% fan speed. i realize thats well under caution but still, the cooler the better right?
post #2 of 12
You should try out different things and then stick to the method that gives you the best temps.
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two or three times more than the rice method. something like a pea size.
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Is it applied the same way as a cpu? With my cpu I spread a thin coating over the entire chip, seemed to work alot better than just a thin bead down the middle.
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Originally Posted by Montoya1;13211198 
Is it applied the same way as a cpu? With my cpu I spread a thin coating over the entire chip, seemed to work alot better than just a thin bead down the middle.

don't do the spread method
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What method would you suggest?
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I spread mine with a plastic bag over my finger to cover the whole chip when I put my Waterblock on. I've heard people say not to do this method but I haven't had any problems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Montoya1;13211215 
What method would you suggest?

a small dab in the center or a line over the center diode
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13211241 
a small dab in the center or a line over the center diode

How big should the dab or line be?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Montoya1;13211321 
How big should the dab or line be?

enough to cover the gpu and no more
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