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Change HeatSink FOR Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Muzy, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. Muzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,487

    Location: UK

    is there any tutorial on how to change the heatsink on my BFG 7800GTX,

    I 'm trying to change the Thermal Compound, how ?

    thanks in advance
  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,708

    Location: Tosche Station

    Google is your friend?

    It's simply a matter of unscrewing the heatsink, wiping the current pad/paste off with a lint free cloth soaked in some sort of alcahol, reapplying the thermal paste and screwing back on.
  3. Muzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,487

    Location: UK

    this is my first time, and I'm really scared of breaking a pin or..

    thanks i ll try to find out.
  4. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Unscrew heatsink.

    Wipe off gunk with something like Akasa TIM Cleaner, final wipe with some meths.

    Apply a small (the size of half a grain of rice) amount of the new compound to the dry core.

    Put heatsink on, but not screw it on, and give it a little twist (squeezes any air from any gaps formed in the compound when putting the heatsink back on).

    Screw heatsink on. Make sure you don't flex the card when tightening the screws. :eek: