7970m becomes very hot after repaste

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  1. littlecx

    littlecx Notebook Deity

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    since ic diamond becomes dry up after near 2 yrs i bought a thermal paste called "stars-700". now it is worse than the dry cake ic diamond. i could reach 1050/1634 at the same temperature with dried-up ic diamond now i have to undervolt and slow down my card. i heard liquid ultra is good but will dry up within 1 yr. any suggestion?
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    pukemon are you unplugged?

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    Noctua nt-h1. Or gelid GC extreme. Noctua supposed to be easier to apply but gelid get better temps. Either can be found on amazon or newegg. Or just do some quick research and see what you have available locally and see what's in your price range and expertise. There are a few good brands of grease but sometimes it comes down to price and availability. Liquid ultra I believe is good, but pricey, hard to put on and longevity isn't as good as the two I mentioned. Shin etsu is also good but I dont know if that can be found anymore.

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    Is repasting every two years that bad even? It should last longer than that though.
     
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    pukemon are you unplugged?

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    Not necessarily if you run it hard. I've never tried or believed any comments on pastes lasting years. I try to repaste every 6mos to a year. My last paste was close to a year and my max temps dropped close to 10* c. Wish I remember what I used last.

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    I've been fine myself and I have not re pasted in some time now and I always run my stuff hard ;)
     
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    The Gelid GC-Extreme has done great in benches. The Coollaboratory Liquid Pro and Liquid Ultra are topping Tom's tests, but only by a very small margin over the Gelid and ICD compounds.

    How long either lasts is subjective.
     
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    But the test is for desktop heatsinks and desktop pressures, low pressure heatsinks will behave very differently.
     
  8. littlecx

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    just bought gc-extreme. i can say it is better than ic diamond come with sager i ordered.
     
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    Nothing is quite as good as a user paste job though ;)
     
  10. n=1

    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    For laptops it doesn't get any better than Liquid Ultra, mainly due to the lack of heat spreader so the only bottleneck is the die-heatsink interface.
     
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