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My bro's XFX 8800 gts 320 mb died, so I baked it, and that fixed it.

The problem is that there were some thermal pads that need to be replaced now. I'm not sure how to find the correct size for the thermal pads. Can anyone help?

NCIX.ca (can pick up in store)
canadacomputers.com (can pick up in store)
ebay.ca
newegg.ca
directcanada.com
bestdirect.ca

Thanks.

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get a ruler and use mm to measure some pads you do have or better yet a caliper but don't squash them. also you typically buy thermal pads in a sheet and then cut them to size but the thickness does indeed matter.

Yes i would say the silver heat sinks are rather important as the are cooling the power phases of the card...you can get doubled side thermal pad tape to stick heat sinks to chips or arctic silver used to make a thermal epoxy but it will NEVER come off.
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get a ruler and use mm to measure some pads you do have or better yet a caliper but don't squash them. also you typically buy thermal pads in a sheet and then cut them to size but the thickness does indeed matter.
Yes i would say the silver heat sinks are rather important as the are cooling the power phases of the card...you can get doubled side thermal pad tape to stick heat sinks to chips or arctic silver used to make a thermal epoxy but it will NEVER come off.

Argh... I already threw out the old thermal pads. =[

They were really old and dirty, so I didn't think I would need them.
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email mfg? You could head up to a auto parts store and pick of a feeler gauge, straight kind not angled kind...its a stack of shims of different thickness with their thickness written on them you can also stack them together to make thicker shims...this would only work tho if you can see in between the ram chips and heat sink from the side when the heat sink is full mounted. it would probably come out to be just a hair thicker then what ever you can shim it as it has to compact it some when the heat sink tightens down.
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