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Posted · Original PosterOP

Id like to disassemble my 1080ti to apply some aftermarket thermal paste, but im not sure whether I can just pull the heatsink off and apply new paste and stick it back together as I know some cards have thermal pads and things and im not sure whether you have to replace the thermal pad with a new one once its been peeled off like with thermal paste or if I can just stick the pad back on and it will be fine, also are there any pitfalls I should be aware of when tearing the card down and also any advice you guys might have.

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Why do you want to repaste it in the first place? It's rather pointless tbh. 

 

But yes, you must pull the heat sink off with subtle rotations because it's quite sticky when it's 'cold'. You don't have to replace the pads on vram/ram but you can certainly do so if you want, however they have to be the exact same thickness. 


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I have a EVGA 1080Ti SC2 which I took apart and repasted some time ago. I only used an iFixit kit and took me about 30 minutes to do. I just used the thermal pads already on the GPU as I saw no reason to replace them.


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Notedly, if the thermal pads tear they will need replaced


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, FloRolf said:

Why do you want to repaste it in the first place? It's rather pointless tbh. 

 

But yes, you must pull the heat sink off with subtle rotations because it's quite sticky when it's 'cold'. You don't have to replace the pads on vram/ram but you can certainly do so if you want, however they have to be the exact same thickness. 

The reason Id like to replace the thermal compound is because ive had the card since February of 2018 and now the card hit 80°C when I uncap it and let it run for a long period of time gaming like 2 hours with the clock around 1927mhz,

The model of the card is a Chinese brand Colorful and there isnt much about the cards and the quality of them, my card seems to run well but I feel like its too hot and that maybe the manufacturer cheaped out on the compund so Id like to try a different paste to see if it helps with cooling other wise I will probably try by a aftermarket heat sink like the Morpheus ii or NZXT G12 bracket but im worried about compatibility with those so im trying the paste out first.

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