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Yeah I figure they wouldn't like it for warranty purposes. I've had it for almost two years though.

Though, I'm not sure how comfortable I feel doing this with such an expensive card lol.

It seems like you can't use the same thermal paste as the one for CPU? I heard it's a thicker paste than the normal CPU stuff.

For the record, if that even matters, I took the GPU out to clean the dust off it and the fans as much as I could.
What GPU is it? I would guess about half are not worried by user removing cooler to clean / apply new TIM.

I use same TIM for GPU as for CPU.

How dirty was it when you cleaned what you could out of it?

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I have the Gigabyte 1080ti Aorus Extreme
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Ca...ORUS-X-11GD#kf

Fans were fairly dusty but I wouldn't say it was anything extreme.

Only strange thing I've noticed was there was some sort of....sticky dust on the backplate around the gold heat spreader.

I've cleared most of it but you can notice the area had something, like the color of the backplate in that area was sort of darker?

I can take a picture when I get home if needed.
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I have the Gigabyte 1080ti Aorus Extreme
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Ca...ORUS-X-11GD#kf

Fans were fairly dusty but I wouldn't say it was anything extreme.

Only strange thing I've noticed was there was some sort of....sticky dust on the backplate around the gold heat spreader.

I've cleared most of it but you can notice the area had something, like the color of the backplate in that area was sort of darker?

I can take a picture when I get home if needed.
Gigabyte is one of the turds that say doing anything to GPU voids warranty. Really anal with their warranty .. not to mention claims of PWM fan headers that were 3-pin function and no PWM signal on pin-4 .. which may have been PWM pulses on power pin, but not what industry considers PWM like a PWM fan with fan controlling power pulses by reading pin-4 signal.


No need to take pics. Realy hard to tell what is inside of it's shroud/cover. Did you blow air inside of shroud to clean fins? Like put noozle in between GPU PCB and shroud so it blows reverse direction of what fans flow air into them. This often blows out hair and fuzzy stuff that collects on fins and stops/restricts airflow into them.

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Looking at videos, it doesn't seem too bad to do I guess.


And lol I didn't know they were so anal about warranty claims.

Never had to go through warranty for most computer components.

Always like Gigabyte because I've had good luck with their components so far.

And yes I blew from different angles, I would like to think I was pretty thorough.
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Key is to always try to be blowing from opposite direction as cooling air normally flows. That way it's disloging things instead of pushing then in tighter.

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Just my two cents, but these are completely normal temps for a 1080 ti. They are hot running cards. And if you are going to go liquid, then do it the right way, not with the half baked stuff.

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Just my two cents, but these are completely normal temps for a 1080 ti. They are hot running cards. And if you are going to go liquid, then do it the right way, not with the half baked stuff.

I'm not planning to go liquid for the 1080ti, seems like too much trouble from what I've seen.

I meant whenever I change the GPU, I'll go for one that already comes with watercooling pre-installed.

I'm not sure what you mean by half baked exactly?
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I'm not planning to go liquid for the 1080ti, seems like too much trouble from what I've seen.

I meant whenever I change the GPU, I'll go for one that already comes with watercooling pre-installed.

I'm not sure what you mean by half baked exactly?
When I say "half baked". I am talking about slapping a CLC on a GPU....which is what those pre-installed liquid cooling options are. If you are going to liquid cool your (current or future) GPU at some point, do it right rather than with a pre-fab CLC rig made up of low quality components.

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So those pre-installed watercooling aren't good? If so, are there any conclusive tests?



What would be the right way to do it then?


Also, what does CLC mean?
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