I got this OCZ Freeze thermal compound link hoping to lower my gpu temperature a bit. The site only specifies instructions concerning CPU application and never speaks about gpu's so my question is will this work properly with my video card cpu (8800gt) and if so, can anyone specify the proper method of applying it?
Put a dot in the middle(the size of a bb) and reinstall the heatsink.
TBH, the 8800GT's stock cooler has been fine for me all along, even with some moderate overclocking. The only thing is, you have to manually set the fan to run at 100%, otherwise it usually stays at 30.
I have fan profiles using rivatuner but I still think my temps are too high, especially at moderate load.
80C load for the 8800GT at stock clocks is safe, 100C is safe for an OC, but would be pushing the limits quite hard.
Its a GPU not a CPU by the way :P (Graphics Processing Unit)
Cock, I just noticed that typo. It was supposed to say video card gpu. Hope that didn't produce too much confusion as I was referring to using the thermal paste for my GPU. Well my card goes no higher than 80 now that I have gotten rid of the 10 pounds of dust in the heatsink and it has been overclocked a tad. So should I not bother with the thermal paste.
Just reseat it/ repaste it.
Yeah, may aswell repaste, no harm in it. But your probably won't see a massive drop, most thermal pastes are all the same these days, AS5 compared to the stock intel crap is no better, yet back in its day was mean't to be top notch BS expensive crap
AS5 compared to the stock crap is a 8-9* difference or people wouldn't spend the extra couple dollars for better stuff if there was no difference in performance.
Meh, I spent the extra 20$ for Artic Silver and there was no difference, Jamie (another mate) didn't notice any difference either, they all work the same way basically