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Old 02-22-2006, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Applying thermal paste, which one is right?

I've just gotten ahold of some Artic Silver 5 thermal paste for my XFX 6800GT's gpu. Was this the right choice? I've heard that metallic-based pastes are dangerous to put on video cards as they can cause a short. In any case, to apply it, all I do is remove any remnants of the stock paste with rubbing alcohol and then smear this stuff on?
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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I don't know if it can short, since metal to metal is hard to short. If it would short, it would short the CPU too...so, don't follow my way, but I think it's kinda obvious. If it shorts the GPU, most chances, it will short the CPU
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:40 PM   #4
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okay, AS5 is NOT conductive, but it is capacitive, which means it will hold a charge. Now it will be fine if you are careful with it. If not, it could mean something bad. Artic Silver Ceramique is NOT conductive NOR capacitive. I would use that instead of AS5 even though personally, i use AS5 on my 6800GT.
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