Question what are the risks of repasting a gpu's thermal paste?

barkersofgeraldine

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purchased a 2nd hand r9 290x

this thing is old, like old-old

i noticed that it gets hot beyond what is normal for it. for example, apparently its only supposed to get as hot as 81 but it reached 94 when i played a 15-minute game of warzone

i want to know what are the risks of repasting the thermal paste? i read that its easy to break the "bare" die....

i repasted my 560ti a few years ago fine but that was a much small card.... i wonder if its that easy for bigger gpus
 

Jacob 51

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purchased a 2nd hand r9 290x

this thing is old, like old-old

i noticed that it gets hot beyond what is normal for it. for example, apparently its only supposed to get as hot as 81 but it reached 94 when i played a 15-minute game of warzone

i want to know what are the risks of repasting the thermal paste? i read that its easy to break the "bare" die....

i repasted my 560ti a few years ago fine but that was a much small card.... i wonder if its that easy for bigger gpus
Yeah you can do it, but first watch a youtube video on it just in case before unscrewing it.
Be extra careful.
And keep away from carpets or sweaters
 

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