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Old 05-28-2009, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4850 running hot

How can I change the thermal paste on my 4850?
And how can I clean it all out the best way possible?

Its running 89C on 100% fan, which doesn't sound to good to me.


Any tips? Thanks.


Edit : 102C on load playing TF2
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Easy.

Same as a processor. Take off the fan, use a cotton swap with isopropyl and clean off both sides, then put on a little more and put the fan back on.

Be careful.

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Easy.

Same as a processor. Take off the fan, use a cotton swap with isopropyl and clean off both sides, then put on a little more and put the fan back on.

Be careful.

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Actually it's slightly different than a CPU, but worth noting.

On a CPU you don't need to spread the paste, you just put a little blob in the middle and then attach the heatsink and it will be fine.

But on a GPU, since there is no heat spreader, you want to make sure the whole core has a thin layer of paste. You also want to make sure to use a paste that is non conductive here, in case you make a mess of it. Arctic Cooling MX-2 will work great.
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Actually it's slightly different than a CPU, but worth noting.

On a CPU you don't need to spread the paste, you just put a little blob in the middle and then attach the heatsink and it will be fine.

But on a GPU, since there is no heat spreader, you want to make sure the whole core has a thin layer of paste. You also want to make sure to use a paste that is non conductive here, in case you make a mess of it. Arctic Cooling MX-2 will work great.
He speaks the truth. I spread on CPUs too, but the non-conductive part is important.

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