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Hi everyone. I'm currently in the process of putting the original cooler back on my 7970 (gigabyte, with the windforce x3 GPU). So far, I've applied the thermal pads on to the VRAM. I'm using this one:
www.frozencpu.com/products/18134/thr-194/3M_3M-467MP_Thermally_Conductive_Adhesive_Transfer_Tape_-_25mm_x_25mm_x_15mm.html?tl=g8c487s1291&id=zjwysuYR&mv_pc=197

As for the GPU itself, can I just add the thermal pad onto it or do I have to use AS5 or some other thermal paste?

Thank you.
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Hi everyone. I'm currently in the process of putting the original cooler back on my 7970 (gigabyte, with the windforce x3 GPU). So far, I've applied the thermal pads on to the VRAM. I'm using this one:
www.frozencpu.com/products/18134/thr-194/3M_3M-467MP_Thermally_Conductive_Adhesive_Transfer_Tape_-_25mm_x_25mm_x_15mm.html?tl=g8c487s1291&id=zjwysuYR&mv_pc=197

As for the GPU itself, can I just add the thermal pad onto it or do I have to use AS5 or some other thermal paste?

Thank you.

please don't, please use GOOD thermal paste i believe AS5 s conductive, got any mx4?

edit no it is not conductive

http://www.overclock.net/t/140813/artic-silver-5-is-not-electrically-conductive/0_20
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So no thermal pad, just thermal Paste?

Edit:

So according to this: thermal paste is recommended, not tape/pads

www.tomshardware.com/forum/304581-30-thermal-paste
Edited by PillarOfAutumn - 9/7/13 at 3:50pm
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