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Would adding silver heat compound help my stock cooler? X1800GTO

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by JC316, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Title says it all. I was going to get aftermarket cooling, but I have since seen that it dosen't make a whole lot of difference, espically since I am constantly running 100% with my stock fan. I have an 8,000 RPM hard drive that sounds like a v-tec with 20LBS of boost and a fart pipe, so I really don't care about noise.

    I just bought some silver compound for my other computer and I was wondering if it would help my X1800. Thanks.
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    i think it might bring you down maybe 3 - 4C idle and ??? load
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    it will help but only by a few degrees (worth it imo since its easy)

    get poge or infared (there modding service) to lap it for you, that combo of AC5 and a nice lap will drop the temp a good amount
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Alright, thats what I figured. I will give it a shot. One more thing, what do I do about the memory? Are the heat pads reusable? Thanks

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