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Thread: Arctic Silver 3 on the GPU?




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    Can you put, or is it okay to put AC3 on the gpu. My Leadtek Ti4600 still runs hot. How bad, or good, is it to use AC3? I haven't taken the heatsink off yet, so I'm not exactly sure whats under there. Thought I'd ask you guys first.:confused:
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    yes,,u can put ac3 on ur GPU. if ur heatsink is stuck without pins,,that mean they ar using a thermal tape adhisive.

    to get it off,, u can try by blowing the heatsinks with a blow dryer,, and then use a flat screw driver to pry it off,, (slowly and carefully.. ) *u may even ask someone to help put a card underneath the thing when prying.

    2nd option is to use no hole zip lock bag,, and put it in the frezzer,,i( i only done this once,,but i dont recommend it,,cause froze may get in ur bag,, and may ruin the GPU or the whole video card.
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    If it doesnt have a hold down type heatsink, dont use AC3. They have other paste that will hold the heatsink. Sort of like AC3 with glue.

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    K, I'll have to check. It is a wrap-around heatsink with 1 plastic clip. Not sure if theres adhesive compound there or not. Guess I'll check it out. Thanks
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    GROOVY! : peace: :afro:

    This so far has done the trick... AC3 is transferring MUCH better then the goop on there they had. :bounce:

    Now I'm cookin'.... cool.....:flames:

    Thanks!
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    if the clip can hold the heatsink, AC3 is the best.
    but if there is no clip go with their other stuff.

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    It had too clips, came off very easy.
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