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I filled out a support request to see if they didn´t mind me changing the TIM,
and to my surprise they didn´t.

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It's fine, do not damage any hardware from the components. Thanks.
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This will be the second time. The first board stopped working about a week after I applied MX2.

I´m not sure if it was something I did, or a freak coincidence. This time I thought I´d ask for some tips as it took a month to get the MB back from RMA.
Does the TIM type matter ? I have some MX2 and OCZ freeze.

This is the MB.

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/en/prod.../276image2.jpg

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It doesn't matter what TIM you use, some will give you better temperatures but you'll be fine with something like what you have or Arctic Silver 5


I doubt the mobo dying was anything to do with what you did. I reapplied thermal paste to both my mobos in the last year due to adding a watercooling NB block and mine have been perfectly fine
 

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I would remove the thermal pads and put some TIM down
 

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Just to add, AS5 is conductive, so be careful where you get it, you could potentially short the board and damage it.MX-3 or Freeze are safe
 

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Just to add, AS5 is conductive, so be careful where you get it, you could potentially short the board and damage it.MX-3 or Freeze are safe


AS5 is capacitive not to be mistaken with conductive. Just figured Id clear that up.
 

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Ok , I sorted the TIM mess out.

In all it´s naked glory



The TIM was caked on very thick and like hard plastic. Such a shame, going to all that trouble designing a nice heat sink and using crappy TIM.




Here you can see a manufacturing defect. This was in the same place on the first board as well, but it was split open slightly.



This is why I couldn´t replace the thermal pads with TIM as they were about 3mm thick



This was just a follow up really and a good excuse to throw a few photo´s in.I ended up using the MX2 and my temps dropped about 5-6c which I´m happy with.
 
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