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Old 07-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about thermal paste usage on a GPU, and others.

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Correct, I didn't lap it. The heatsink didn't have any preapplied paste on it either. The actual aftermarket cooler itself came in two sections, one part dedicated to the GPU and the other to the various other chips on the card.

Youtube unboxing video may or may not help understand where I'm coming from; at 4:30, the copper-based GPU heatsink is where the entire tube of paste went; at 5:08, the big black heatsink is what touchs the FET chips and VRAM, and has no thermal paste at all.

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When I said preapplied thermal paste on the heatsink, I meant paste on the CPU's heatsink, not the GPU's heatsink. Just to clarify.

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