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kow_ciller

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#31 9 years ago

Idle means nooooothing. Load it up and I can give you a good idea of a temperature.




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#32 9 years ago

I'm confused by this post.. Usually cpu heatsinks don't have covers....

But the AMD heatsinks are held on by pressurized clamps. Only two of them, but it works well and is easy enough.

I meant for a 4870.




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#33 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4914535I meant for a 4870.

Right, sorry.




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#34 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4912816Actually, stock amd sinks use some pretty good Shin-etsu paste unlike the stock crap that intel uses.

When we got the P4 for this PC we put aftermarket paste on it, I never use stock paste when it comes to thermal paste on CPUs.


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#35 9 years ago
computernerd;4914568When we got the P4 for this PC we put aftermarket paste on it, I never use stock paste when it comes to thermal paste on CPUs.

Where in my sentence does it mention anything having to do with a P4? Last time I checked AMD made nothing close to a Netburst architecture.

MrFancypants- Yes, just remove all the screws, then clean the heatsink/die with q-tips/rubbing alcohol and apply a speck of paste to the gpu. But make sure to NOT touch the pads that touch the vmem/vregs or they dont work as well due to sweat messing with the rubber-like compound.




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#36 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4914574But make sure to NOT touch the pads that touch the vmem/vregs or they dont work as well due to sweat messing with the rubber-like compound.

Oh lol, my bad. When I removed the heatsink there was lots dust on them, and ran my finger across it to remove it.

And also I tested it on load, it got to 65C, so that's a great improvement from 70C-80C load temps.




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#37 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4914574Where in my sentence does it mention anything having to do with a P4?

What difference does it make? You said Intel, and the P4 falls into that category =p


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#38 9 years ago
computernerd;4914694What difference does it make? You said Intel, and the P4 falls into that category =p

Haha, exactly was I was thinking.




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#39 9 years ago
Yes, just remove all the screws, then clean the heatsink/die with q-tips/rubbing alcohol and apply a speck of paste to the gpu. But make sure to NOT touch the pads that touch the vmem/vregs or they dont work as well due to sweat messing with the rubber-like compound.

Mmm, I'll bear this in mind. I was thinking of buying an aftermarket cooler for my 4870...an HR-03?




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#40 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4914728Mmm, I'll bear this in mind. I was thinking of buying an aftermarket cooler for my 4870...an HR-03?

Looks like a cool heatsink, but it doesn't have that rubber compound for the mem cooling like the stock cooler does. Does that compound make a huge difference or no?