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Anything I should know before re appling the paste on 6800gt?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Phil2008, 17 Oct 2009.

  1. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    I havent ever re applied the past on graphics cards, or taken off the coolers, so do I need to know anything before doing this?

    Basically the card gets pretty dam warm after a few mins of being in windows, Ive run furmark, and I stopped it after reaching the 100c mark, but it didnt look like it was slowing down at all....... Basically I want to sell it, and I'll get more for it if its fully working.
     
  2. NeoVo

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Feb 2009

    Posts: 942

    Sounds like my 6800 Ultra that completly toasted itself, then BFG ended up replacing it with a 7600GT OC.

    All i can really suggest is that you make sure you remove all of the previous paste and apply it as even as possible, whilst the fans off give it a dust from the inside. I honestly dont think your going to notice a huge difference in temperature though.
     
  3. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    Thanks,, the thing is, it never used to get so hot,, its like in the 70c idel, and goes passed the 100c mark at load:eek:
     
  4. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    Thats done the job, used AS5. Idel temp in the mid 50s, load in the high 80s:D. Now im just running 3dmark a few times, to make sure the card isnt faulty at all, then I can bang it on ebay:D
     
  5. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    A guy said I shouldnt of used AS5???? Should I still sell????
     
    Last edited: 18 Oct 2009
  6. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    AMAZING!!!! Though I would have a laugh and run Grid with the 6800gt, and to my amazement, it runs ultra smooth on nearly the lowest settings at 800x600.. I thought it wouldnt evern load the game cos the card only supports SM3.0 or what ever its called. Its a better card then I thought!!!
     
  7. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 8,366

    Just tried it at 1024x798 and 2AA and its running smooth but not ultra smooth:D