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If you have room behind the board, you can improve results by sinking the back of the mosfets and/or getting some air flow back there.

That's very near the top end of thermal conductivity you can get out of a pad type gap filler; should work well.

Personally, I replaced my thermal pads with a generous amount of AS Ceramique and replaced all the pushpins holding down my chipset/fet heatpipe cooler with screws and nuts, to achieve better pressure.
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If you have room behind the board, you can improve results by sinking the back of the mosfets and/or getting some air flow back there.



That's very near the top end of thermal conductivity you can get out of a pad type gap filler; should work well.

Personally, I replaced my thermal pads with a generous amount of AS Ceramique and replaced all the pushpins holding down my chipset/fet heatpipe cooler with screws and nuts, to achieve better pressure.
hmm what about thermal adhesive? i got some ceramic based stuff from arctic silver
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It'll be fine. I was only asking because I still blew up my 790FX/1090t with a waterblock on the FETs. Just checking that you weren't going to be using a hexacore.
Tell me about this... if it was an MSI 790FX, they're known for the problems with VRMs on x6, regardless of what cooling.
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Tell me about this... if it was an MSI 790FX, they're known for the problems with VRMs on x6, regardless of what cooling.
Yes it was. I am already in your hall of shame thread too. IBT run ='d shutdown. Disassembled and found discoloration/cracking all over the MOSFET area and the underside of thermal pad that was in contact with the MOSFETs had some odd viscous liquid that wasn't from the loop.
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