Originally Posted by mailman2
Since the GTX 480 has a heatspreader patches arent really gonna matter. And AS5 is always a few deg lower than ceramique once it sets up. Probably just ambient temp change that is showing 5 deg less. Glad mine is water cooled now, its almost a must do with these things.
Both AS5 and ceramiaue are outdated, and you should not use AS5 on anything other than CPU as it's conductive. MX-2 or MX-3 from Arctic Cooling is much better.