Originally Posted by Black_Azrael
With all that said, it still doesn't make too much sense that the GPU gets so hot.
Guess I'll buy my next GPU with water cooling integrated.
Have you checked GPU (not PSU TIM)
cooler to make sure it is not full of lint and dust?
Removing GPU cooler is not a big deal. Usually it's held on with 4 screws on back of GPU PCB. Once off clean all TIM out. I cut a paper towel into about 2" squares and have waste basked lined with a plastic bag close to put used squares into, wipe off what I can, then use alcohol for most of my cleaning. Reason for small squares of towel with waste basket close by is TIM like to jump onto other things. I'm sure it can easily jump 3 feet.
Once everything is clean, do a practice mounting of cooler, and once that goes smoothly apply a little TIM and put it back together.
Here is link to basic guide to taking off and re-assembling GPU:
But be warned, some companies get nasty about warranty issues if user has removed cooler, cleaned and applied new TIM.
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Last edited by doyll; 06-07-2019 at 06:43 AM.