how tight should stock HSF be on a 6800GT?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by f-town, May 12, 2005.

  1. f-town

    f-town Member Guru

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    im sure ppl have their opinions, but does anyone have a 'official' idea
    a few of the screws were loose...tightened a bit, but was reluctant to over-tighten them
    at least im within 4-5 degrees of normal temp now :)
    nice dust contamination buildup inside HSF now cleared up

    thanks for any info
     
  2. JJLoke

    JJLoke Master Guru

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    u shld tighten the screws until u can feel a reverse resistance on it. increase pressure allows the heatsink, core and paste to be closer together, better in transferring heat
     
  3. Toxic Worrier

    Toxic Worrier Master Guru

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    That sounds about right...I know when I cleaned mine for the first time, I couldn't get over how loose the screws were, and if you clean off their compound and use an itty bitty bit of AS 5 that baby will run a whole lot cooller... that heat sink kinda traps the dust on one end... As soon as I notice my idle temps go up gradually about 5 to 8 degrees,, I know it's time for a cleanin..and dude, I got a big a$$ black labradore....talk about dust and hair ??
    good luck :D
     
  4. minnah-bopeludo

    minnah-bopeludo Member Guru

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    lol, furry dog, maybe thwe reason your heatsink gets full of hair is because your dog loves (and makes love to) your card, lol.
     

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