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Instead of using a shim to cover the distance between a gpu universal block and a gpu die would a high performance thermal pad work instead? I have fujipoly extreme on me right now (11w/mk)
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Instead of using a shim to cover the distance between a gpu universal block and a gpu die would a high performance thermal pad work instead? I have fujipoly extreme on me right now (11w/mk)

Don't. The thermal pad is nowhere near as good at transferring heat as copper and thermal paste. Just get the shim.
    
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If you really want to use a pad, I think you should use these, http://www.coollaboratory.com/en/products/liquid-metalpad/
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DO NOT USE THE PAD ON THE GPU DIE. Yes, the pad has comparably high thermal conductivity, but thermal paste layer is measured in microns while the pad is measured in milimeteres!
    
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DO NOT USE THE PAD ON THE GPU DIE. Yes, the pad has comparably high thermal conductivity, but
thermal paste layer is measured in microns while the pad is measured in milimeteres!

Where would i get a shim locally? Shipping itswlf would cost almost twice as much as the shim for me from Dazmode
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why dont you just use thermal paste like the rest of us? You spent 250 bucks on a gpu, 220+ on a cpu + 200 on a board, I'm sure you can afford a 10 dollar tube of paste + 5 bucks postage.
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Found local shims, thinnest they have is 5.3 mm. Is that too thick?
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Found local shims, thinnest they have is 5.3 mm. Is that too thick?

yes.
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