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GTX 470, pads or paste?

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I just bought my 2nd 470 (2nd hand) to pair up with my current one.
But the the guy I bought it from installed an aftermarket cooler on it (no fan) just a large heatpipe heatsink. I think he said thermalrite?

Anyway he did supply me with its stock cooler which I would like to put back on because the thermalrite may run cooler at idle, but at load it pops 100C, as where my current card sits at 90C.
The thermalrite also sits about 10mm away from my PSU so theres no space for an add-on fan.

Do I need heat pads for the Ram/VRMs etc, or can I use thermal paste?

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I would use pads since it is a lot easier to get thermal paste on exposed conductors near the VRM and Vram.
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Sandy Thunder
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QuickSilver X1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
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logitech mx air None Monsoon MM-700 
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