I got the E74 error and found that cleaning the gpu of the old thermal compound and replacing it with the arctic silver compound works.
However, I find that after a few hours of gaming the silver compound melts and spreads away from the center of the gpu and no longer makes contact with the heatsink.
1. what am I doing wrong, as it seems that others don’t have this problem?
2. Should I replace the x clamps with screws, because i feel that the repeated process of removing the x clamps has made them too loose and therefore making it harder for the gpu–>compound–>heatsink connection to occur?