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7950 wc to stock cooling

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Recently picked up a msi tf3 7950 with a waterblock already installed. I was able to remove it without too much difficulty and tried to attach the stock cooler. I quickly realized that there was a sizable gap between the memory, vrm's and other chips that needed cooling and the brace.

My question is does doubling up on the tim ie. using two layers of thermal padding have a significant impact on the cooling? I don't have an issue with ordering more appropriate thermal padding, I think I'll need the 2.0mm stuff, I just want to get my new gpu up and running asap.
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If its a high quality pad like Fujipoly, there will be a difference, but not massive.

If its used and/or cheap stuff, then you definitely dont want to double up if you're going for high OC. VRM will get too hot, almost certainly.
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Yeah, been doing a lot of reading, might have to find a small piece of aluminum or cut up an old heatsink to attach to the vrm's.
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