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I'm not a big fan of the line method on GPU's, especially big ones such as the 470. A large pea of TIM in the middle works out great when you wiggle the heatsink on properly.

Also, consider going for a better TIM while you're at it, AS5 is quite outdated these days. You should easily be able to shave a few more degrees off.
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I've been using the pea method for a while now with the Fermi's with good results. It's not like the old days where spreading a thin layer was sufficient.
Speaking of the old days, I have to agree that Arctic Silver 5 is really outdated now.
Not only that, but to use it on a video card could be dangerous, as it is highly conductive and any that gets on the pcb could cause other components to be fried. Not good.
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