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Dirty Graphics Card

Post by MadMojo » Thu May 01, 2014 6:11 pm

Hey there.

Today I removed cover + cooling from my graphics card to clean it a bit.
Before I tried to measure the cards temperatureunder load with GPU-Z (nice tool btw.)

I experienced about 100 °C during BF4 and 100% fan speed.

This is how the fan and heat sink looked when I opened the cards coverage:
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This is how the thermal compound looked before and after cleaning the heat sink:
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Fresh thermal compound, assembling all, I did the next test and yes:

max. Temp about 74°C and fan way more silent at about 60% speed.

When have you cleaned your PC the last time? :think:
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." W. C. Fields

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Re: Dirty Graphics Card

Post by RDC_Nemesis » Thu May 01, 2014 11:03 pm

wow

that's one well used GFX card :o
If at first you dont succeed......use some KY

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