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Old March 28, 2008, 02:35 PM
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From what I've seen you can peel of pretty much any stock heatsink on GPU memory, north bridges, southbridges, mosfets, and you'll see glops of haphazardly applied cheap TIM or rubber strips. I would automatically pop them off and replace it with good material, although with mosfets and GPU heatsinks, the thickness of the stock TIM serves and important purpose which is to compensate for the fact that the surface of all the modulesa re not level, and a thin layer of arctic silver might prevent proper contact with the heatsink at some points.
Bingo!

I believe every mobo or GFX I have had in the last 10 years has been like this, as you stated the first thing I do is replace with either AS5 or Ceramique
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