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how do i reseat heatsink on 6850

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i just want to reseat it with new thermal paste

if i take the heatsink off don't i also have to buy new thermal pads for the ram vrms and mosfets too???

or is there a way like nvidia cards to remove only the heatsink without the heatspreader on the other stuff? so only the gpu is exposed?
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Thermal pads are reusable.

Thermal paste isn't.

you need little bit more thermal paste on gpus then cpus.pea size.

Yea, remove the heatsink and it's exposed.
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Thermal pads are reusable.

Thermal paste isn't.

you need little bit more thermal paste on gpus then cpus.pea size.

Yea, remove the heatsink and it's exposed.
thermal pads are reusable?
are you sure?
i thought during the manufacturing process they get compressed by the pressure of the heatsink and then afterwards if you take it off you can't get the same thermal conductivity
or something like that

so can i use the same mounting technique as cpus but just with more paste
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thermal pads are reusable?
are you sure?
i thought during the manufacturing process they get compressed by the pressure of the heatsink and then afterwards if you take it off you can't get the same thermal conductivity
or something like that

so can i use the same mounting technique as cpus but just with more paste
They are reusable, but if you can get new pads that is good.
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