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Hi there, does anyone know what thickness thermal pads i should buy if re-applying the stock cooler on the Gtx 580 and which make of thermal pads would be best.

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Reuse the ones on the stock cooler?
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Hmm not sure but, Linus from NCIX in a video that Nvidia contacted him and said that the pads had to be replaced if removed. QUOTE (vid) 1:04

Why do you need to re apply the cover?



Edited by andrewmchugh - 7/24/11 at 1:02pm
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Ive read, from a manufacturer, that when the cooler is removed it's best to use new thermal pads as they're designed to compress down from their original thickness so may not be as efficient if reused.

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Hmm not sure but, Linus from NCIX in a video that Nvidia contacted him and said that the pads had to be replaced if removed.

Why do you need to re apply the cover?
I'm in the middle of modding my Gtx 580 to use a Antec Kuhler h20 620 cooler and i MAY have to remove that part of the oem cooler if it needs modding too so i'm just planning ahead really.

I have a spare oem heatsink assembly which i'll use for any modifications needed but if at some point i need to rma the card i'll want to refit the original unmodded heatsink assembly thus use new thermal pads just incase.

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Ooooh this should be interesting
    
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Quote:
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Ooooh this should be interesting
Yer, I was more thinking fatal.
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Gather you haven't seen this mod done before then by another user ????.

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post #9 of 11
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If you need to read up on it due to the doubts i don't know what i'm doing then feel free to have a looky.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...ler-620-a.html

I also assumed pc modding was for people who like to take a chance and try things that are against the "norm", also i gather you guys are unaware that pny actually use an asetek built cooler on their newly released Gtx 580's which i'm willing to bet is very similar if not the same coldplate that Antec use.


Anyone have some decent info on the original question please ????.

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post #10 of 11
When I tried the Zalman cooler I used a 1mm thick thermal pad for the RAM and the VRMs. If you're in the US, you can get the same ones I used from FrozenCPU:

http://tinyurl.com/3sadkxf
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