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Lou784
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2007-10-26T14:37:25Z

Hey guys, I was really bored today and put off

when I later hear that the Crysis demo will be out tomorrow and not the

expected release date of today. So what better thing to do then take

apart your video card, and add some AS5 to the core...[:)]


I kept the stock thermal pads on for the memory as they are very thick

and I knew that if I removed all thermal paste / pads and replaced

cooler with just AS5 there would be a gap between cooler and memory.


Anyways, I took many pics through out the process and they are posted below.


My stock thermal paste idle temps were usually about 62-63c and now

they after AS5 they seem to be 58-59c. I will later update this with

load temps, which is where there should be a good difference I am

hoping.


The whole process took about 1 hour as I took my time and I took

apart the fan stuff to clean out a little dust....I think it was worth

it and it gave me something to do on my day off work.(which was planned

so that I can spend my day playing the Crysis demo.. [:(])


Pics:


I used a paint scraper to spread out the AS5 evenly, it looked almost

perfect...way better then how it looked stock, that's for sure. Oh and

the picture that shows the screws was taken because when I removed all

of them, I placed them in the exact position as they were on the card

that the pics so I can later hook everything back in where it was

exactly.

 

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2007-10-26T14:55:12Z

Stock Paste Idle Temp: 61-62C (78F room earlier today)

AS5 paste Idle temp: 59C (78F room earlier today)

Idle temp SS: UserPostedImage

 

Stock paste Load: 77-78C (80F room temp)
AS5 Paste Load: 74c-75c (80F room temp)


Screen shot from Test Drive Unlimited showing load temps in top left hand corner:

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recoveringknowitall
2007-10-26T15:54:36Z

I should do that with my ultra, but my temps are already pretty low because I keep the fan running at 100% via riva tuner.

Idle=53c load=67c max

Lou784
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2007-10-26T16:01:13Z

Nice, yeah I know my temps even before and after the mod are a little hot, but my room stays warm even when it's cold out....so that is why for now.  I say its worth doing if you got nothing better to do, which is why I did it today....got bored and decided to do that.  I know I would of gotten much better results using an actual aftermarket cooler, but for just spending about 1 hour of my free time to do that and getting a few degrees cooler temps is always worth it.  I will test later to see if I can OC any higher now, for now though all is well.

 

OC limit before thermal paste Mod:

Core: 675 Mhz

Memory: 1020 Mhz

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Will test for higher clock speeds later. 

recoveringknowitall
2007-10-26T19:48:13Z

If you haven't done so already, I would highly reccommend setting the fan to 100%. I have expirience with both an ultra and a gts and IMO the fans at full speed aren't noisy at all.

mentaldisorder
2007-12-04T23:58:56Z

 I wouldn't exactly call that a mod...I mean if you lapped the heatsink and the chip then yes it would be more of a mod...and it would decrease your temps if done right.  But, anyways nice job.