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i wanted thermal pads for one of my 7970's and i found this locally, will it do the job ?



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you would need to measure what your gpu block or heatsink uses to much space can be bad cause parts to not get good contact.
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Ive used copper heat sinks with pre-applied 3m thermal pads which i would assume is the same stuff and it hold really strong and transfers heat well because the copper heatsinks get HOT
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i wanted thermal pads for one of my 7970's and i found this locally, will it do the job ?

No.

The 467MP you have there is terrible for high heat density applications. I wouldn't even bother with it on VRAM. It's likely only about 1/10th as conductive as the stock stuff, and only about 1% the thermal conductivity of the best pads you can get.

467MP is 0.17 W/m-k, good pads are 5 or more, and you can get as high as 17.

What are you trying to do with your 7970? Replace the stock stuff, add a full cover block, or use a third party cooler and attach individual sinks to components?
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

you would need to measure what your gpu block or heatsink uses to much space can be bad cause parts to not get good contact.

Even with perfect contact, this is the wrong stuff to use.
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Originally Posted by Namkab View Post

Ive used copper heat sinks with pre-applied 3m thermal pads which i would assume is the same stuff and it hold really strong and transfers heat well because the copper heatsinks get HOT

3M makes dozens, if not hundreds, of thermally conductive adhesive tapes/pads.

The stuff you are referring to is probably 8805, 8810, 8815, 8820 which has a thermal conductivity in the ballpark of 0.6W/m-K, which is alright for use on memory ICs, but not adequate for high power VRMs or the like.
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you would need to measure what your gpu block or heatsink uses to much space can be bad cause parts to not get good contact.

it's a ref 7970 and i've seen other people on the internet saying that the thickness of the thermal pads is 0.5mm
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No.

The 467MP you have there is terrible for high heat density applications. I wouldn't even bother with it on VRAM. It's likely only about 1/10th as conductive as the stock stuff, and only about 1% the thermal conductivity of the best pads you can get.

467MP is 0.17 W/m-k, good pads are 5 or more, and you can get as high as 17.

What are you trying to do with your 7970? Replace the stock stuff, add a full cover block, or use a third party cooler and attach individual sinks to components?
Even with perfect contact, this is the wrong stuff to use.
3M makes dozens, if not hundreds, of thermally conductive adhesive tapes/pads.

The stuff you are referring to is probably 8805, 8810, 8815, 8820 which has a thermal conductivity in the ballpark of 0.6W/m-K, which is alright for use on memory ICs, but not adequate for high power VRMs or the like.

i will use it on my 7970 ram ic chips not on the vrm's, what do you recommend from 3m ? because i've found a local vendor for 3m here maybe he can get them for me....
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If you don't need an adhesive (and unless you are sticking individual sinks to the card without a way to screw them down, you do not), I'd get something like this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16878/thr-164/Fujipoly_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_14_Sheet_-_150_x_100_x_05_-_Thermal_Conductivity_110_WmK.html

There are 17 W/mK pads as well, but they are much more expensive for next to no practical difference.
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i will use it on my 7970 ram ic chips not on the vrm's, what do you recommend from 3m ? because i've found a local vendor for 3m here maybe he can get them for me....

If 3M is the only option, see if you can get 5519, 20mil thickness. 5519S, 5578H, 5516(S), 5515, 5567H, or 5590H could work as well. Note, these are not adhesives.

If you need a tape to stick individual sinks, look for 8904.
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w/mk figures is as truthful as TIM w/mk figures or fan CFM or dBa figures - unverified, tested in different ways, and completely useless. You will see it time and time again these sorts of figures tell you nothing, ie only a single fan out of hundreds tested I've ever seen had anywhere close to truthful CFM/dBa. Even honest companies know they can't compete when the vast majority of people just look at figures like w/mk or cfm to make a choice.

That said, 3M thermal materials is as good as any.

I've heard people say that thermal pads is better than tape, but I still have a very hard time believing that. I tested it even on RAM and found no significant difference, but so many other factors were at play in that test (wasn't really a test, I was just forced to use tape on some, pads on others).

Honestly just go with the cheapest reputable stuff. Fujipoly, 3M, Sekusui are all trusted.

I'm sure one of them is way worse than the other, but until someone does an actual test we'll never know. Maybe test them on a cpu heatsink...
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If you don't need an adhesive (and unless you are sticking individual sinks to the card without a way to screw them down, you do not), I'd get something like this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16878/thr-164/Fujipoly_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_14_Sheet_-_150_x_100_x_05_-_Thermal_Conductivity_110_WmK.html

There are 17 W/mK pads as well, but they are much more expensive for next to no practical difference.
If 3M is the only option, see if you can get 5519, 20mil thickness. 5519S, 5578H, 5516(S), 5515, 5567H, or 5590H could work as well. Note, these are not adhesives.

If you need a tape to stick individual sinks, look for 8904.

20 mil thickness all i need for a ref 7970 is 0.5mm, also i will look to see what models available at the 3m vendor and will get back and list them here
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w/mk figures is as truthful as TIM w/mk figures or fan CFM or dBa figures - unverified, tested in different ways, and completely useless. You will see it time and time again these sorts of figures tell you nothing, ie only a single fan out of hundreds tested I've ever seen had anywhere close to truthful CFM/dBa. Even honest companies know they can't compete when the vast majority of people just look at figures like w/mk or cfm to make a choice.

That said, 3M thermal materials is as good as any.

I've heard people say that thermal pads is better than tape, but I still have a very hard time believing that. I tested it even on RAM and found no significant difference, but so many other factors were at play in that test (wasn't really a test, I was just forced to use tape on some, pads on others).

Honestly just go with the cheapest reputable stuff. Fujipoly, 3M, Sekusui are all trusted.

I'm sure one of them is way worse than the other, but until someone does an actual test we'll never know. Maybe test them on a cpu heatsink...

so you think it won't matter ? as long as it's labeled "thermal pads" ?!
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