Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Are GPU thermal Pads Reusable?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are GPU thermal Pads Reusable?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
My question is simple enough, are the thermal pads that come with GPU waterblocks reusable? I want to take my block off and clean it out before remounting it into my new loop.
post #2 of 5
Yes, However It would be better to replace with a new thermal pad.
BSOD Machine
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 @ 4.80 GHz Gigabyte 990FXA UD3(Rev 4.1) MSI Gaming R9 270X 2GB @ 1350/1500 16GB of stuff 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston SSD(now) 96GB WD Green 1TB Crucial MX300 750GB LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows10 Home Premium 64 Bit ASUS VN289 Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 850 BQ Xclio 320 Black Sentey NEBULUS mouse ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
BSOD Machine
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 @ 4.80 GHz Gigabyte 990FXA UD3(Rev 4.1) MSI Gaming R9 270X 2GB @ 1350/1500 16GB of stuff 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston SSD(now) 96GB WD Green 1TB Crucial MX300 750GB LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows10 Home Premium 64 Bit ASUS VN289 Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 850 BQ Xclio 320 Black Sentey NEBULUS mouse ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truedeal View Post

Yes, However It would be better to replace with a new thermal pad.

EK did provide some "extra", but it doesnt look like much.
post #4 of 5
You'll take a cooling efficiency hit, using old pads.
No point in doing that when you have some you can use, even if its a little. thumb.gif
BSOD Machine
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 @ 4.80 GHz Gigabyte 990FXA UD3(Rev 4.1) MSI Gaming R9 270X 2GB @ 1350/1500 16GB of stuff 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston SSD(now) 96GB WD Green 1TB Crucial MX300 750GB LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows10 Home Premium 64 Bit ASUS VN289 Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 850 BQ Xclio 320 Black Sentey NEBULUS mouse ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
BSOD Machine
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 @ 4.80 GHz Gigabyte 990FXA UD3(Rev 4.1) MSI Gaming R9 270X 2GB @ 1350/1500 16GB of stuff 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston SSD(now) 96GB WD Green 1TB Crucial MX300 750GB LG Electronics 14x Internal BDXL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows10 Home Premium 64 Bit ASUS VN289 Azio Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 850 BQ Xclio 320 Black Sentey NEBULUS mouse ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Truedeal is right. The pad needs to be squished down during installation for good thermal performance. That won't happen twice.
You can get new thermal pads on frozen-cpu and performance-pcs.
Mild Mod
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930k 4.5Ghz @1.331v Asus X99-A EVGA GTX1070 SC 16Gb Gskill DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
850 Pro SSD, 2 Cav Blacks Asus HWLabs 280mm SR-1 and GTX120 mm radiators EK GPU waterblock and backplate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Supremacy EVO cpu block W7 64 Pro Dell U3011  Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair 650d Modded SteelSeries Sensei Raw (heat orange) Creative 5.1 setup 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
Mild Mod
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930k 4.5Ghz @1.331v Asus X99-A EVGA GTX1070 SC 16Gb Gskill DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
850 Pro SSD, 2 Cav Blacks Asus HWLabs 280mm SR-1 and GTX120 mm radiators EK GPU waterblock and backplate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Supremacy EVO cpu block W7 64 Pro Dell U3011  Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair 650d Modded SteelSeries Sensei Raw (heat orange) Creative 5.1 setup 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Are GPU thermal Pads Reusable?