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Cleaning gpu out

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 28, 2011 6:16:25 AM

I recently opened my 4890 up to clean the dust it as it had huge ammounts, the front of the heatsink was like 100% blocked, but as i had no rubbing alcohol left, i used goo gone on the processor to get the paste off as it was stuck on by ALOT, i was wondering if this was okay? or should i redo it with my ocz freeze, and is using 1yr old ocz freeze okay?

my temps are

xfx 4890 oc, and 45% fan speed

40-45c idle
50-62c load

75% fan speed
35c idle
55-60c load

32c idle
55c load

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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:19:09 AM

temps sound fine to me
a c 243 U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:37:51 AM

If you cleaned the old paste off you need to reapply new paste for sure. Aftermarket paste can make quite a difference. IC Diamond 24 made my GTX460 run 4C cooler at idle and 7C cooler at load than the stock stuff. Free overclock.

As long as it is not dried out I say year old paste is fine.
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March 28, 2011 7:06:19 AM

normally I use good quality silicon grease from Dow Corning.
You can buy that from the reputable RS.

March 28, 2011 7:22:18 AM

i used ocz freeze. thats not stock paste, im saying i removed the old paste with goo gone.
and put ocz freeze on, i was wondering if the goo gone harmed it any.
a c 243 U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 7:43:47 AM

No, as stated above those temps look fine. I doubt you hurt anything.
March 29, 2011 2:40:05 AM

are these temps good for 24/7 use or should i get em lower
a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2011 4:27:24 AM

your temps are fine, don't worry about it, go back to killing zombies