Originally Posted by brunner
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.