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    Quote Originally Posted by Wipeout View Post
    any idea if the cards are easy to disemble so i can apply some new thermal paste ?
    It's only a matter of removing some screws and applying rubbing alcohol to clean it up and new thermal paste afterwards. Just try to remember which screws were in which holes and how the heatsink was positioned. It should all be pretty self explanatory once you open it up and see how it works. You'll see the points where certain parts of the heatsink are in contact with the knobs on the PCB, there should also be some old thermal paste at those points. Just clean it up and apply new thermal paste, don't force anything and keep tract of the screws and pieces.

    If you somehow manage to break it, you were going to buy a new card anyway if it didn't work, right?

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    Generally it just involves removing a number of screws, then slowly wiggle the cooler a bit to get it loose, then remove fan cable.

    Then you clean the GPU chip with either a kit like this or similar (ask if you're not absolutely certain whether your choice of cleaning agent is fine). Check that thermal pads and such are still where they belong (either on the graphics card or the cooler, sometimes they wind up in a mix of both).

    Reassemble by doing the initial unassembly in reverse. Fan cable in. Place the cooler on the graphics card. Screw it back together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Generally it just involves removing a number of screws, then slowly wiggle the cooler a bit to get it loose, then remove fan cable.

    Then you clean the GPU chip with either a kit like this or similar (ask if you're not absolutely certain whether your choice of cleaning agent is fine). Check that thermal pads and such are still where they belong (either on the graphics card or the cooler, sometimes they wind up in a mix of both).

    Reassemble by doing the initial unassembly in reverse. Fan cable in. Place the cooler on the graphics card. Screw it back together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    It's only a matter of removing some screws and applying rubbing alcohol to clean it up and new thermal paste afterwards. Just try to remember which screws were in which holes and how the heatsink was positioned. It should all be pretty self explanatory once you open it up and see how it works. You'll see the points where certain parts of the heatsink are in contact with the knobs on the PCB, there should also be some old thermal paste at those points. Just clean it up and apply new thermal paste, don't force anything and keep tract of the screws and pieces.

    If you somehow manage to break it, you were going to buy a new card anyway if it didn't work, right?
    nice 1, thanks

    yea if it breaks ill be buying myself a new card anyways but obviously thats a last resort option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wipeout View Post
    nice 1, thanks

    yea if it breaks ill be buying myself a new card anyways but obviously thats a last resort option
    I'd invest in the sticky tape VGA heatsinks. They actually do a hell of a job.

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