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Alternative to thermal pads?

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I am pretty sure there isn't but was curious if there are "better" thermal pads or a makeshift something that's better? Just curious because I got a nice Komodo waterblock on my card but the VRM's use a thermal pad between them and the block.
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post #2 of 6
Not really. Quality pads of the right thickness is about as good as it gets. I'v seen some people put a dab of TIM on the mosfets before putting the pads on but have seen no prof that that actually makes a difference for better or worse.
    
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post #3 of 6
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Well I heard about some Phobya ones that are 7W/mk (did I do that right?) and they worked better than the guy's stock ones so maybe I'll give those a try. I just wanna bring my VRM temps down a little. They're already great considering how hard I'm pushing these VRM's.
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post #4 of 6
I bought the Fujipoly Extreme thermal pads from frozencpu for mine. Honestly though I'm not seeing a whole lot of difference from stock really. Oh well. Guess it's worth the piece of mind anyways.
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post #5 of 6
Hardware Heaven used toothpaste, chocolate, diaper ointment and various other things. Needless to say, the toothpaste worked brilliantly beating ALOT of thermal pastes and diaper ointment actually did pretty decently.
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Hardware Heaven used toothpaste, chocolate, diaper ointment and various other things. Needless to say, the toothpaste worked brilliantly beating ALOT of thermal pastes and diaper ointment actually did pretty decently.

That would be an alternative to a paste, not pads, also. .some site used American cheese and did as well as thermal grease. Stopped eating that cheese lol
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