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Old 03-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help deciding where exactly do i apply my thermal paste.. Do I put it on the core like ive always done? or is this different? because when i opened up the card there was a TON of thermal grease on the card..

And..is it needed to use thermal tape?...

(completely covering the copper part.)

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I completely cleaned both the core AND the heatsink.. althouogh ive always puut a dab of as5 on the core, im a little confused on where i should put this as5 onn the 8800gt..
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wow they use a ton of that stuff. You should use something so the ram can make contact w/ the heatsink. I haven't seen anyone apply as5 to ram so I'm not gonna say to do that.
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yeah.. and it makes me wonnder if just putting it on the core will be enough
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Default Re: 8800gt and thermal paste..

You just put it on that small black die part inside that metal square/ring and on the rams.
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Default Re: 8800gt and thermal paste..

How much does this drop temps on the card? I might actually do this since I am starting to get P.O.'d with my temps
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Default Re: 8800gt and thermal paste..

Not really sure, you should probably see something like a 5-10 degree C drop in temps depending on idle or load.

Also If you put as5 on the mem put too much. As there is a physical gap between the two.
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Not really sure, you should probably see something like a 5-10 degree C drop in temps depending on idle or load.

Also If you put as5 on the mem put too much. As there is a physical gap between the two.
OO, that would be a nice amount...

put too much?
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Default Re: 8800gt and thermal paste..

hey guys if you look at the picture, the little white things (the ram stuff) can I put some artic silver on those? like if i take that clay stuff off?
and will it better my temps?
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you mean the thermal tape? Take it off and put as5 on it. I see people using the ceramique mostly on ram.
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use a non conductive paste on the rams in case of overflow you dont wanna bick your card
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