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Old 04-23-10, 07:14 AM   #230
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread

Originally Posted by brunner View Post
I don't want to hassle with TIM replacement but maybe I have no choice. @75% fan, it's up to 100c after less than 10 mins in Metro.
That's hot. Taking the HSF off is not difficult. The worst part is removing the old TIM itself.

It's a flippin' mess.

Results from users are mixed. I've seen guys only claim a 3C drop while others have reported up to 10C. I guess environment, airflow in the case, and how bad the initial job was plays a role.

If you end up not being able to manage your temps well and aren't satisfied, get rid of the card. If my cards loaded @ 100C and nothing I tried changed that, I would send then back.
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