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Old 05-13-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

? -- It doesn't say for only CPU heatsinks and it is 'Thermal Grease'. Should be OK shouldn't it?
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Default Re: Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

yep.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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Okay so I now need to apply this to my GPU heatsink. Can anyone tell me how to do it or an online guide on how to? I know it's probably really easy it's just Iv'e never done it before and don't wish to muck anything up.

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Default Re: Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

Some good instructions can be found at Arctic Silver.
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The Arctic Silver 5 is an all-round thermal paste isn't it? Not just CPUs but GPUs too right?
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Default Re: Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

yep , seeing as the gpu is just a mini little cpu just for processing graphical calculations it is just a processor , just not as powerfull as you main cpu so putting any thermal compound on it should be ok
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Default Re: Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

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The Arctic Silver 5 is an all-round thermal paste isn't it? Not just CPUs but GPUs too right?

yep, doesn't matter which thermal paste you use with what. Thermal paste is there to make sure that heat goes from the processing unit to the heatsink as fast as possible. So you can use the same one for all the heatsinks in the computer.
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All the same crap.
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:32 PM   #9
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THere's no such thing as CPU Thermal paste. The paste is a universal paste that goes on any types of chips with heatsinks. So yes, it will work with your GPU.
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Is it OK to apply CPU 'Thermal Grease' to my GPU heatsink?

Alright this is now a separate question --

How do I apply it?

Iv'e never done it before and literally just took out my graphics card 10 minutes ago just to study it. I'm not sure which bit to unscrew and precisely where to apply the thermal paste and how much to apply

Is it Ok if someone can pm me on how to do it or a useful guide on how to apply it?

Thanks very much in advance.
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