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I just removed the stock heatsink on my Ultra, ruubed off the TIM on the GPU nd applied some MX-2 and now the bloody temps are even higher


I did it the way this guy showed on this video.


should i have applied the MX-2 on both the GPU as well as the copper plate on the heatsink???
and how much paste shoould I apply???
 

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Sorry to hear that. Your temps should be dropping, not rising.

1)Use isoproypl alchohol or other TIM remover products after wiping off the previous thermal paste. Make sure there is no residue of previous thermal material left over on either surface.

2)Make sure you don't use too much paste and that a thin and even layer is applied.

3)After mounting the cooler in place remove it and check that the contact/pressure was good enough before going through with the last round.

4)A youtube video of someone else's work is no good. Pics of how much paste you used, what you did etc would be much better (that way I can tell you if you're using the right amount of paste).
 

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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
Sorry to hear that. Your temps should be dropping, not rising.

1)Use isoproypl alchohol or other TIM remover products after wiping off the previous thermal paste. Make sure there is no residue of previous thermal material left over on either surface.

2)Make sure you don't use too much paste and that a thin and even layer is applied.

3)After mounting the cooler in place remove it and check that the contact/pressure was good enough before going through with the last round.

4)A youtube video of someone else's work is no good. Pics of how much paste you used, what you did etc would be much better (that way I can tell you if you're using the right amount of paste).
Do all of this.

 

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Chances are you put too much on. All it takes is a very thin layer.
So...You'll want to tear it down and reapply the TIM.
I use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to clean off the GPU and heatsink.
Rather than smearing around with a finger, I like to put a drop or two parallel lines and let the heatsink spread it out.
When you reapply, before bolting the cooler back on, take it off to see how the paste spreads out...you're loooking for a nice, thin even layer. Too much or too little and you will reduce the paste's ability to conduct heat off the chip.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: What they said ^^
 

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Just to give you a small idea, I put a THIN layer on my processor and a blob on my waterblock. Dropped me roughly 6 degrees. Could I have done better? Yes. If I probably had never put that blob. Just remember, enough is when you lighly put TIM on the processor, not when you bathe it. Think of it as butter and bread, wipe off the excess.
 

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I just used the same amount he used in the video, also i applied on both surfaces same as the guy on the video.

Do I need to apply on both surfaces, or is tht too much???
Only apply TIM to one surface (usually the chip).
 

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Man Iam sick an tired of the Ultra. Its always bin overheating and Iam sick of it.

reckon a GTX 295 will be cooler???
Hell No!

It will play much better, but don't expect to be colder. I am WATERCOOLED, and my temps are 34 on GPU1, 35 on GPU2.
 

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Should be a nice thin layer. I dismantled my 9800GTX, and used MX-2 as well, but I also used thermal pads on the vram, perhaps that is your problem?

Check my sig for a step by step guide with pics. Hope you get it sorted out.
 

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I didn't touch the thermal pad on the ram. But that shouldn't affect the GPU temps should it??

I guess not. It's got to be that you have some bad contact, not enough/too much tim....
 
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somethings seriously gone wrong. I reapplied the paste for the third time, this time slightly thicker anmount on the GPU and a very thin layer on the heatsink plate. still the temps are very high.

don't think I have contact problems. the srewss are in tight.
 

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somethings seriously gone wrong. I reapplied the paste for the third time, this time slightly thicker anmount on the GPU and a very thin layer on the heatsink plate. still the temps are very high.

don't think I have contact problems. the srewss are in tight.

Only put a THIN layer, spread with a plastic card or some such. And only appy the thermal paste to one thing, I say the chip. Are you making sure you have removed all of the old thermal residue? Make sure it is nicely cleaned with a lint-free cloth, and isopropyl alcohol.

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Manually increase the fanspeed using rivatuner and the likes perhaps? You might also have a lot of dust inside the cooling shroud that could use some cleaning out (use a blower or a can of compressed air).

Also a good suggestion!
That was my reasoning behind dismantling my 9800GTX. I could see a nice clump of cat hair!
 
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