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GTX 285 new paste overheating?!?!

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my gtx 285 idled around 40ish and gaming was around 50-60and i wipedoff the old paste and applied some ocz freeze just a medium amount and when i game it stays around 76, like right now.
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how should i solve this then?
MAybe you overdid it? Can you try to remove a little bit of the paste? and reapply the heatsink?

One more thing: WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU CHANGE THE PaSTE IF YOUR IDLE WAS 40°C???!?!?!???!?!?!?!?!?! And 50-60 at load???!??!?!
r u saying too much paste is bad for the gpu?
i put about 6 tiny rice grain drops on the whole gpu and spread it around

edit:i was bored,so yea lol
Get some Shin-Etsu or IC Diamond paste and use that instead. The Freeze may be too thin a consistency to work well on your particular GPU due to the gaps being larger than what one normally finds in a cpu/hsf combination. For this reason, generally it's better to use a little too much vs. too little on a gpu provided that either a) none of it gets onto other components (difficult to discern) or you use a *completely* non-conductive and non-capacitive compound.
If anything, you probably need more paste, and possibly a thicker paste as brettjv mentions.

Stock NVIDIA coolers don't have very flat bases, and the IHS on most G80/GT200 GPUs aren't much better.
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