Question How to change GPU thermal paste?

yullbarez

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Hi, i need to change my GPU's thermal paste. Because, it's hitting 98 degree celsius even at %60 load. I've never done this before.

As far as i know it's an risky process. What should i do?

GPU Model: Sapphire R9 280X Tri-X OC 3GB GDDR5 384-Bit
 

Eximo

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Well, all you really need is a screwdriver and new thermal paste. Possibly new thermal pads, but they are quite reusable if you don't tear them.

And lucky for you, an entire ifixit page:

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Sappire+Vapor-X+AMD+R9+280x+Teardown/86576

Even if it is not quite identical to yours, not that big a difference between the various cards.

Head to youtube and search for video card teardowns. Gamer's Nexus does some in-depth ones, and many others when converting them to water coolers.
 

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