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September 8, 2013 5:30:04 AM

Hey Guys,

Bought a MSI GTX770 4GB a week back. Will be getting the rest of my components today (upgrading everything).

I needed a new tube of thermal compound and that made me wonder - Would there be any improvements if I were to replace the compound that came with the card?

I used to have the Noctua NT-H1 that came with my cpu cooler, but due to convenience and lack of major performance difference (from my research at least, do share your H1 vs MX4 thoughts), I'll be getting the Arctic MX-4 this time round.

I figured since I'm gonna need to reassemble everything, I'd might as well change the compound if there's a difference.

Good? Pointless? Thoughts?

Thanks folks =)

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September 8, 2013 5:36:57 AM

I would not replace the TIM on the gpu unless you are having extreme heat issues. While the method is the same as a cpu, the cooling provided in the stock form is generally well done. Run it first and see if there are problems, then deal with it if there are. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Mark
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September 8, 2013 7:30:52 AM

markwp said:
I would not replace the TIM on the gpu unless you are having extreme heat issues. While the method is the same as a cpu, the cooling provided in the stock form is generally well done. Run it first and see if there are problems, then deal with it if there are. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Mark


ha ok that's pretty definitive thanks =)
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September 8, 2013 7:34:54 AM

You're welcome!
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