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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 09:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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currently my 9800GX2 sits at 68-70 idle, but when i play intensive games, the temp goes to about 87-91 regardless of overclocking. (quite frankly i dont see any improvement from going from stock clocks to 740/1850/2150)

if i took my gx2 apart and added arctic silver 5 to the core, would it really help it a lot? does anyone know if taking it apart is easy or hard?


i appreciate the constructive inputs. thanks
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not worth the hassle.

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If you already have the thermal compound why not use it? It's not like youll have to reseat your processor a dozen times

I did it with my 8800gt, dropped temps negligibly, but I had a hard time because the stock thermal grease was slopped all over the place, cleanup was a mess. Have you tried running the fan at 66% (unnoticeable) or 100% speed?
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The best fix would be to improve case airflow... Up the speeds of your fans, add more fans, etc.
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The best fix would be to improve case airflow... Up the speeds of your fans, add more fans, etc.
Agreed.

Taking the GX2 apart to apply thermal compound is too much hassle


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