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Originally Posted by Belial View Post

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...

No doubt there is some variance between advertised and practical conductivity/impedance, but that is far from saying the figures are meaningless.

And getting the cheapest reputable stuff, then using it where it is not suited, can be very bad. Putting a tape with marginal conductivity, designed for high temp industrial/automotive adhesion on say the VRMs of a 7970, or the CPU inside a laptop, will either result in a dead part or continual throttling.

Pads generally do have better thermal properties than tape, and for any PC use where you need to fill a significant gap, you want a pad, not tape. Thermal conductivity doesn't matter much if the bondline is thin, and you need the adhesive, but if you are trying to fill a .5mm or larger gap, it will start to matter, and an adhesive will only get in the way if you ever need to dismantle the part again.

Also, system memory is one thing, GDDR5 another, and VRMs something completely different. System memory is a very low heat density part, GGDR5 is low-medium, and VRMs, especially the more integrated types, can can have quite high heat density. You can easily use low conductivity materials on the former, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea on the latter.
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Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

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

20 mil is 0.5mm.
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so you think it won't matter ? as long as it's labeled "thermal pads" ?!

If you don't want temps to be worse than stock, don't use a pad worst than the stock pads.
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No doubt there is some variance between advertised and practical conductivity/impedance, but that is far from saying the figures are meaningless.

And getting the cheapest reputable stuff, then using it where it is not suited, can be very bad. Putting a tape with marginal conductivity, designed for high temp industrial/automotive adhesion on say the VRMs of a 7970, or the CPU inside a laptop, will either result in a dead part or continual throttling.

Pads generally do have better thermal properties than tape, and for any PC use where you need to fill a significant gap, you want a pad, not tape. Thermal conductivity doesn't matter much if the bondline is thin, and you need the adhesive, but if you are trying to fill a .5mm or larger gap, it will start to matter, and an adhesive will only get in the way if you ever need to dismantle the part again.

Also, system memory is one thing, GDDR5 another, and VRMs something completely different. System memory is a very low heat density part, GGDR5 is low-medium, and VRMs, especially the more integrated types, can can have quite high heat density. You can easily use low conductivity materials on the former, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea on the latter.
20 mil is 0.5mm.
If you don't want temps to be worse than stock, don't use a pad worst than the stock pads.

ok i want an exact model to ask from the vendor, or a photo will be much better !

idk does any of you know the stock thermal pads heat conductivity ?

i might also not find any highend stuff at that vendor maybe just the generic "thermal pad from 3m"
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I listed nearly every 3M thermal pad likely to be better than the stock ones. See if your source has any of those, then get the thickness you need.
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So If I can't get Fujipoly pads - so hard to get in the EU, I might have to look at these 3M ones instead?

Are there any other options?

I need the same pads for 4x7970, been on the email with Fujipoly (EU) for 9 days now and still no sale mad.gif
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I listed nearly every 3M thermal pad likely to be better than the stock ones. See if your source has any of those, then get the thickness you need.

and in case i can't find them ? will that generic "white" thermal pad do for the video ram of a 7970 ?
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and in case i can't find them ? will that generic "white" thermal pad do for the video ram of a 7970 ?

Hard to say without more information on them.

It will probably work, but the memory might not OC as well as with the stock pads, not that you need to push the memory clock on most 7970s very much.
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Hard to say without more information on them.

It will probably work, but the memory might not OC as well as with the stock pads, not that you need to push the memory clock on most 7970s very much.

what if i just use mx-4 to fill the gap ?

i've been doing this 4 months now and the card seems to be doing ok so far...
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Have you tried contacting 3-M directly and getting a tech to see wich ones they would recommend?
I use a lot of 3-M products so does my brother. They are normaly pretty dam helpful and quick to give answers.
But I will call one of our reps and see if he cant point me in the right direction, you got me curious about thermal material from 3-M.
I have used ALOT of there double sided tape and heat resistant tape on my computers and they always work great.
The right 3-m tape cam make many things screwless.

When I hear something worth it about the pads I will give a shout.

Fuji pads work great though! And I have used 3 different levels of the same type of pad by them,
and I have to say each one worked better than the last.Cheapest to highest.
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I would get the correct Fuji pads. Anyone that says they don't make a difference is talking out his you know what thumb.gif They made a 3c drop on my blocks versus the stock Koolance and EK.

the problem here is the availability !!

i found that 3m vendor by pure chance and i'm not sure they have the best that 3m makes, maybe just the white generic looking thermal pads....
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