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Any other tips please? xD

Also.. What's with those "white paddings" on top of some chips.. do I have to replace those?
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Any other tips please? xD

Also.. What's with those "white paddings" on top of some chips.. do I have to replace those?
Just pretty much do what the video says. The white things are thermal pads for the video ram (Vram). They're the bridge between the chips and the heatsink for thermal transfer. You can just reuse them.

The only thing I can think to suggest is to buy a ( . They're more powerful than you can imagine. You'll never have to buy canned air again, and they put canned air to shame as far as how hard it blows. You might want to pick up a pair of ear plugs at Walmart though. It's pretty dang loud.
Edited by Kaldari - 6/19/11 at 3:43am
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Just pretty much do what the video says. The white things are thermal pads for the video ram (Vram). They're the bridge between the chips and the heatsink for thermal transfer. You can just reuse them.

The only thing I can think to suggest is to buy a DataVac (with attachments). They're more powerful than you can imagine. You'll never have to buy canned air again, and they put canned air to shame as far as how hard it blows. You might want to pick up a pair of ear plugs at Walmart though. It's pretty dang loud.
Thanks and +rep.. will reuse those white pad thingies then..

It's safe to use my shin etsu thermal paste for the gpu core itself right? (el cheapo, dot method?)
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Thanks and +rep.. will reuse those white pad thingies then..

It's safe to use my shin etsu thermal paste for the gpu core itself right? (el cheapo, dot method?)
Yes, any thermal paste is fine, especially Shin-Etsu.
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Yes, any thermal paste is fine, especially Shin-Etsu.
Thanks! Might do it tom
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You definitely want thermal pads on those ram chips. The cooler is designed to make good contact with the gpu and to have about 1mm of space between the cooler and ram/vrm chips. Thermal paste won't be able to transfer the heat from the chips to the cooler.
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You definitely want thermal pads on those ram chips. The cooler is designed to make good contact with the gpu and to have about 1mm of space between the cooler and ram/vrm chips. Thermal paste won't be able to transfer the heat from the chips to the cooler.
Well, can I just reuse them or should I go paranoid about re-using them?

I won't be putting any shin etsu on those whitey ones.
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Well, can I just reuse them or should I go paranoid about re-using them?

I won't be putting any shin etsu on those whitey ones.
Reuse the old ones. He misunderstood what you were going to do.
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Yeah, reuse the old ones and don't forget the vrm chips. Just everywhere there was thermal tape before keep it there.
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Yeah, reuse the old ones and don't forget the vrm chips. Just everywhere there was thermal tape before keep it there.
What do you want me to do with the VRM chips?
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