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Reseating NB and 9800np heatsink with AS5?

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ap673

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I wanna try to reseat my NB heatsink and 9800np heatsink with AS5. Is this a good idea for helping overclocking or will it not make a difference. Plus are there instructions for how to apply AS5 to these places? Do you just put a thin layer of AS5 over the NB chip and GPU? Thanks.
 

Radical

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AS5 should give you better temps than whatever was on the NB and GPU before. Just follow the same directions that you would when applying AS5 to a CPU and you should be fine. Just make sure not to get any AS5 on anything but the GPU and NB because it could short something out otherwise.
 
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ap673

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Ok thanks radical, should I still use 91% or 99% alcohol to clean it off and clean up any mess?
 

a c i d.f l y

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My video card had a thick *** layer of white goop between the chinchy sink and crappy fan. I removed it, and put AS5. Just for kicks.. don't know if there is any benefit, but I know any kind of better contact between the heatsink and gpu is better. :p

I needa redo my northbridge, but the bolts holding it down require me to remove the motherboard... and that was 100x too much trouble while I was doing the other 20 mods I did today.

-Frank

::Edit::
To answer your question -- it couldn't hurt. AS5 is pretty much the best stuff I've used. And I realized today, that it is disgustingly hard to spread when you're in a 70°F environment.. hold the tube in your hand for about 5-10 minutes if you can.. it'll help "melt" it and make it easier to spread.