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    Hey guys,

    I will purchase a 2nd hand, used card. So before puting it inside my PC, I will clean the heatsink. Just wanted to know whether a fresh layer of thermal paste is a good idea, or will it do more harm than good?

    Moreover, is regular CPU paste applicable for GPU?

    Thankx in advance.

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    try using some good paste not the crappy ones available priced:10-20 taka pack.....if u cant find some then i suggest don't take out the heat sink instead use blower to clean the card

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    USE a blower...or get the paste applied by someone who has done these stuff before...ami ei porjonto duita gpu RMA te disi, ei fan khule clean korte niye...did sth wrong, i still dont know what. just nijer experience ta bollam...just in case, jodi kaaje lage
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I will purchase a 2nd hand, used card. So before puting it inside my PC, I will clean the heatsink. Just wanted to know whether a fresh layer of thermal paste is a good idea, or will it do more harm than good?

    Moreover, is regular CPU paste applicable for GPU?

    Thankx in advance.
    Let me tell you a fairytale.....................

    A boy had a very bad experience regarding your matter.Once upon a time he bought a Graphics card and he did exactly what you wants to do.After buying the 2nd hand card he cleaned the heat-sink with proper care and brushed the dust from his card, applied Artic MX-2 Thermal Paste on it and became ready to do a fresh start.But when he was about to run the card it stops running.It was a 4850 toxic, the person who had it before, ran with a generic PSU and the boy who took it had a delux 400 watt PSU(equivalent or better than any generic PSU as I believe) also to run that card.So he couldn't address the problem properly. He had some friends and took the card one of his friend's house and ran it with 650 watt XFX PSU because he were confused that may be it will be his PSU problem.That's the first time he saw his card running but only in safe mode.It couldn't render graphics in normal windows 7. He called some of his other friends those have a lot of knowledge regarding this type of matter. They totally disagree with him that the card wasn't running before, no issue here with thermal-paste. Then the boy called the previous owner and told him that the card is not running and to became more honest with him the boy told him whatever he did and his test results.The previous owner blamed the boy for ruining the card and at last he agreed to returned his card and 40% of his money.

    The moral of the Story is : Whatever it happens,whoever the person is never Buy a product without checking.

    And before checking the card in your PC don't do such things....Otherwise you may face the same situation like the boy.

    Whatvever you do just make sure that the card is running on your PC perfectly and play games for a day.Then do whatever you want.If you don't own a good thermal paste just don't try to do it.
    Last edited by Banglavai; February 3rd, 2012 at 04:08.

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    Buy the ceramic based paste.They are non elec conductive and good for gpu.Try to avoied metal based paste caz they r highly elec conductive and may damage ur gpu.You can buy Arctic MX-4.I don't know r they available in bd market or not.But they r very good for gpus.I used it in my gpu and so far it is working flawlessly [[caution:open the gpu heatsink is not a very good idea]]
    Last edited by Gladiator'; February 3rd, 2012 at 08:52.

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    If u r a first timer of using thermal paste to gpu i suggest u carry the gpu to some1s home who has experiences doing this pasting so often & than observe how he is applying the thermal paste.Ar aita cpu pasting r moto eto easy kaj na ja heatstink khuilla paste lagai dilam r kam shes.Cleaner & purifier die chip ta fully previous paste ta clear krte hoi.There r so many professonals doing this pasting here in BG.Try contacting them.
    Last edited by Camouflage; February 3rd, 2012 at 12:39.

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    @Camouflage , @Banglavai , @Rajmi , @Sunshine - Bros, thanks for the response. After much thinking I have decided not to do it, for several reasons. Firstly, I wont be able to buy new GPU for 8 months, so I have to use this for 8 months, and dont want to take the risk. Secondly because, good thermal grease are currently unavaiable. Blower diye ekta blow diye dibo. 8 months thik motoh gelei khusi.

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    use experienced one .

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