Did my repaste, currently using K5 Pro on all chips in the GPU interface, except the die.
HMSCOTT!! ;D I used a guitar pick to spread my MX-4! It worked wonders, it got really, really nicely thin and even, too! I didn't use a credit card because the edges seemed a little too rough and also too big but a guitar pick really did the trick.
The K5 I must admit was a real b!tch to spread.. and I mean it, it's viscosity is like macho cinder putty for the burly builder laying down a wall to stop a tank. Almost like.. near dry chewing gum.
So far temps idle are 45*C on the CPU and 38*C on the GPU. CPU idle higher I assume with all the programs I have on startup.
Running WoW currently. Temps dropped down 8-10*C prior to repaste. I'm happy again. ;d Hope it lasts through the summer.
Darnassus, guitar pick, thick business card, whatever makes for easy spreading.
Sounds good, I would assume that K5 will seal up at the edges to stop moisture from escaping and drying out quickly, so this re-pasting should be good for a long time. From where did you end up ordering the K5?
I thought you were going to use MX4 on the CPU, K5 on the other parts to meet the gaps, and MX4 on the GPU (did you redo the GPU too?)
At the top "except the die" I did MX-4 on the CPU and GPU die's. ;d
No pictors today! I'd rather not.. my application was very messy.. i was nearly tempted in putting all the K5 into a plastic ziplock bag, flattening it and using a razor blade to cut myself squares it was so thick. :c
Thinking to do my PS3,4 also... they draw a lot of heat.
is this what you ordered? can I use the K5 on all chips or I have to throw AMX4 in the mix??? you said you applied AMX4 on the CPU and GPU if am correct.
hmmm darnassus, i am thinking about repasting my GPU any time soon as well, and if i do it i will use that K5Pro as well i think. even though it will be a pain to apply it, will order me some.
still a pain though that there is no way to measure the actual temps of the vRAM chips then we could really see if it helps or not. came across this as well:
but that k5pro might be the best choice here