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Using Laird-tech ultra-thin thermal pads on my aquacomputer 780 block. Picture below makes it seem like the plastic with the writing is the actual pad, not the grey portion. And when I try to use the grey portion half of them, even after I remove the backing on both sides have a thin plastic over one side still. I'm honestly confused as to what the actual pad I should be using is and how to remove the backing without destroying the pad.

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I believe the writing actually says remove. So I believe the pad is actually the grey portion. Normally thermal pads will be a bit squishy.
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Yeah, noticed the writing. Any tips for actually getting the backing off without destroying the pad.? It's a 2mm pad and each time I take off the paper it leaves a very thin plastic film on that side. Very strange and almost impossible to get off.
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Are you sure a 0.2mm pad is suitable for mounting the 780 waterblock? I thought it was supposed to be 0.5mm. Although I've not used that particular type of thermal pad I know that Swiftech supply them with a thin plastic sheet that is part of the pad so maybe that's the same.
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

Are you sure a 0.2mm pad is suitable for mounting the 780 waterblock? I thought it was supposed to be 0.5mm. Although I've not used that particular type of thermal pad I know that Swiftech supply them with a thin plastic sheet that is part of the pad so maybe that's the same.

The Aquacomputer block is bit funky. Looks like it was milled wrong so it bends the end of the card pretty badly if you use all .5mm pads. The plastic thing being part of the pad might make sense as the pad literally pulls apart if I manage to get that plastic off. Would hate to install the block and have to take it all apart because of the pads though. Anybody have any experience with these particular thermal pads?
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post #6 of 7
You're supposed the use thermal paste on the GPU and VRAM and 0.5mm pads on the VRMs. If that's what you're doing and the card is bending then contact AquaComputer to double check. It is possible the card has changed slightly or some components are slightly out of line.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

You're supposed the use thermal paste on the GPU and VRAM and 0.5mm pads on the VRMs. If that's what you're doing and the card is bending then contact AquaComputer to double check. It is possible the card has changed slightly or some components are slightly out of line.

Here's a link to the thread discussing this. http://www.overclock.net/t/1415464/aquacomputer-kryographics-780-titan-block-doesnt-fit-new-reference-780s Seems they think the bend is normal. I'd rather avoid it if I can and it doesn't negatively affect anything.

So anyone use these thermal pads before?
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