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Hey I dont know if I am asking this in the right section but here seemed suitable.
My question is will I need new thermal tape for the water block if I remove it to redo the thermal paste?
Thanks in advance.
Edit: added gpu to title.
Edited by slowdown - 11/4/11 at 8:22am
post #2 of 6
You shouldn't really be using thermal paste and thermal tape at the same time...I guess it shouldn't hurt anything, but you only need the pads on a GPU water block
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I geuss i wasnt to clear with my first post, the thermal paste is on the gpu and ram chips and the tape is on the vregs I believe. What i would really like to know is will the thermal tape stay intact and be reusable again on the vregs.
Its an aquacomputer aquagrafix block if that helps.
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ahh ok...I use the thermal tape on everything for a GPU. Using paste gets me about the same temps anyway. Plus I think that the thermal pad being there on somethings will not allow the heat sink to get in full contact where there is only a thin layer of paste, but that will differ from block to block and graphics card to graphics card...some will be fine with it I know.

However, yeah you can re-use it. I will reuse it a few times anyway. just try not to move it or if it comes off try to put it back exactly how it was.
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Thanks for the help, I mainly need to remove the block to give it a light cleaning as my whole loop seems to have a white coating on all the surfaces water touched.
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No it shouldn't hurt. The memory and other things being cooled on a vieo card aren't in need of serious top of the line cooling, just moderate cooling. Only the GPU needs serious attention.
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