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im about to buy some 3m thermal tape and was wondering what thickness i need im going to also buy the arctic cooling twin turbo ii for my 6950/70 and need to know what thickness i would need for the ram sinks.
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Something like this should work perfectly.

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thanks for the find now to find one that is close to me to see if i can get it before the cooler gets here
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Grumby21 View Post

this can be used as well right

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COOL-BOND-Thermal-Adhesive-Tape-Pad-Interface-TIM-/150802951348?pt=US_Thermal_Compounds_Supplies&hash=item231c8e6cb4

down side is idk how thick to go

Those pads should do the trick. Anything less than 2mm thick is fine. Most thermal transfer pads based on alumina crystallite perform within a few degrees of each another even when there is a 1mm thickness difference.
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@halodude23 it did but to far to get it here before the gpu cooler so i will get the other pads

@interpolation thanks i will keep that in mind.

so i have the msi twin frozr 3 6950 so would i see any issues if i just put the cooler on before i get the pads or would it be okay for a temperary install til they get here. the vrm heatsink is flat and im guessing that the vrms will get really hot to where they could melt or the glue or what ever they use to stick to the chips.
Edited by Grumby21 - 3/23/13 at 7:42pm
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@halodude23 it did but to far to get it here before the gpu cooler so i will get the other pads

@interpolation thanks i will keep that in mind.

so i have the msi twin frozr 3 6950 so would i see any issues if i just put the cooler on before i get the pads or would it be okay for a temperary install til they get here. the vrm heatsink is flat and im guessing that the vrms will get really hot to where they could melt or the glue or what ever they use to stick to the chips.

I did a little investigating and found out that Accelero Twin Turbo II comes with 26 RAM and VR heatsinks to cool your cards RAM and VR. It also includes thermal adhesive, and G-1 Thermal Glue to get you started. If you follow the directions carefully you really won't need any additional thermal transfer material.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/375/accelero-twin-turbo-ii.html?c=2182
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I did a little investigating and found out that Accelero Twin Turbo II comes with 26 RAM and VR heatsinks to cool your cards RAM and VR. It also includes thermal adhesive, and G-1 Thermal Glue to get you started. If you follow the directions carefully you really won't need any additional thermal transfer material.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/375/accelero-twin-turbo-ii.html?c=2182

The G-1 thermal glue is permanent I believe(Extremely hard to remove, based on what I heard)..... It takes a few hours or a day to cure also and stick on the VRMs. I mean, I owned the 2 Accelero xtremes for my 7970 and I used thermal tape only. Very good decision on my part, but also very time consuming, cutting and then taping the VRMs and sticking it on but it was well worth it.....
post #10 of 18
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i don't want the heatsinks to stick on permanent so that is why i wanted to know a recommend thermal tape. the thermal tape has not been sent since the person selling it will be out til today. so i have to wait til he ships it.
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