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780ti Classified - Paste or tape?

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Madengineer, May 26, 2016.

  1. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

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    Hey guys,

    Yes it is an easy question, yes I could easily check right now, but no I'm not going to because I don't have the interface material to replace it with.

    So my first question is, does the EVGA Classified (780Ti) use tape or paste?

    Secondly, if it uses paste, which is the best to use?

    I read a couple of comments saying you shouldn't use CPU paste on video cards?

    I'm beginning to think it's a TIM issue I've got with the card, as tonight it reached 99 degrees (again, I've read comments where people have had them at 75-80 max under load).


    Thoughts?
     
  2. nope

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    ANY thermal paste is better than nothing but i always used to use article silver on my builds gl :thumbup:
     
  3. radeon_freak

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    Paste on the gpu, pads on the mem. Unless it's a bad mount then changing the paste will only net you a few degrees at best. Whilst you're ordering the paste you might as well grab some 0.5mm and 1mm thermal pads and replace the stock ones.

    Paste wise I try to use one that's non conductive (I've been using Arctic MX-4) on GPU's. AS5 is fine for CPU's but if you're not careful and over apply its just asking for trouble on a GPU. You'll end up with something like this guy did.

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    Madengineer

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    Sounds good. Cheers. If i take the fan off, can i reuse the pads (worst case scenario? ) or do i absolutely replace all?
     
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    If you're careful you can generally re-use them but pads are only a few dollars (get the EK ones). So might as well grab some.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me i needed some new pads :thumbup:
     
  7. havabeer

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    i'm 99% sure NO manufacturer uses tape to mount their heat sinks to the gpu
     
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    My 6600gt had tape, think it was Leadtek brand :lol:
     
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    ebay has some very cheap stuff beware though :thumbup:
     
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    Madengineer

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    Wasnt going to use ebay. Haha.

    Going to the city today, so was going to pick some up while there.

    Also, evga don't void warranty for removing the hsf do they?
     
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    No, they don't. Unless your removal of the hsf is what caused the issues. Best brand for watercooling warranty
     
  12. Bertross

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    Arctic MX-4 is good.
     
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    Madengineer

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    So get this! Go to the local computer store this morning... And the guy literally refuses to sell me pads for the memory, because 'it's too much of a risk that I'll screw the card' (he said he refuses to sell them to consumers because of this).

    So I just told him I'd just buy them online then and walked out. Damn it was infuriating!
     
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    what a fukstick. why is he selling it then lol.
     
  15. C-BuZz

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    What makes him so qualified to install them over someone who walks in?

    Does he have a degree in installing memory pads on GPU's :confused:
     
  16. BBITS

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    Hope that wasn't the store you bought the card from sunshine!
     
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    He probably charges for labour in a similar way phone stall selling screen protectors sells/installs screen protector.
     
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    Madengineer

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    This. He doesn't actually sell them. When i enquired how much it was he'd charge for it... $49 plus the cost of the pads and tim...

    It was ridiculous. And no. I didn't buy the card from him. I got it second hand here. :)

    Its a flawless card. It's just running much hotter than I'd like it to :(
     
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    Wow, what a flog....I'd never go back to that shop again. It isn't rocket science pulling a cooler off and putting some paste or tape on.
     

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