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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Last night I took apart my R9 390X, having bugs to work out on my new build...random shut downs, screen not turning on sometimes. I have to turn off the power at the PSU and let it sit for a few minutes and restart to get it to recognize the display again, sometimes. Annoying. So last night, even though my GPU temps haven't been too bad in my new build, I took the GPU apart and reapplied a new thermal paste, which cut a few degrees off... but what surprised me was that there was almost no thermal paste applied at the factory. It was pretty much metal to metal. Thought some might find this info useful.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
    Last night I took apart my R9 390X, having bugs to work out on my new build...random shut downs, screen not turning on sometimes. I have to turn off the power at the PSU and let it sit for a few minutes and restart to get it to recognize the display again, sometimes. Annoying. So last night, even though my GPU temps haven't been too bad in my new build, I took the GPU apart and reapplied a new thermal paste, which cut a few degrees off... but what surprised me was that there was almost no thermal paste applied at the factory. It was pretty much metal to metal. Thought some might find this info useful.
    That's great info and you point out a bit of an issue with factories. A lot of times they either use too little or way too much thermal paste. Plus, the kind you buy will usually perform better than the cheaper ones from mass production.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Yep. Also I think I worked out the bugs with random shut downs and the screen not working. I think AI Suite was causing problems.

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    Default Re: Best GPU for around $500?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomerang View Post
    Yep. Also I think I worked out the bugs with random shut downs and the screen not working. I think AI Suite was causing problems.
    Good ole AI Suite. I still don't know why Asus can make such excellent boards (except the cursed Crosshair line) and have such terrible software.

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