|Well I don't believe it goes bad, I just think it's crap to start off |
with. By replacing the thermal paste on my first Asus the fan
did not have to work as hard. I am going to recheck the
heatsinks to make sure I didn't over do the thermal paste.
I did take off the heatsinks and I put too much thermal paste on the CPU and GPU. The CPU looked fine because it doesn't look like that too much thermal paste would effect it. The GPU however did have paste on the small resistors on the chips. I normally use MX-2 so I wasn't thinking when I put so much thermal paste. The kind of I used was some Best Buy crap. I cleaned off all the excess thermal paste, but this did not seem to fix the problem. Is there any hope of a recovery or does this seem like a fried GPU?
Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo
G.Skill 2GB DDR26400
Sapphire Radeon X1900XT
Seagate 320GB HDD
WD 80GB HDD
Windows XP Professional / Windows Vista