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I just installed the waterblock onto my gtx 780 ti oc edition. After I used the thermal onto GPU, I put the thermal onto VRM components and others places that need to be covered by thermal pad, either. I dont know if it works or not? Does anybody know?
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What waterblock did you use? and by "thermal" do you mean paste or pads? you should use paste on the core itself and probably pads (depending on cooler type) on VRMs

What TIM do you use?
 
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What waterblock did you use? and by "thermal" do you mean paste or pads? you should use paste on the core itself and probably pads (depending on cooler type) on VRMs

What TIM do you use?
Thanks for answering. I use EK GeForce 780 GTX Ti VGA Liquid Cooling Block for my gtx 780 ti. The thermal mean thermal paste. Because I used the thermal paste and pad on the vrm components together, so I am afraid it would damage my graphic card, so that why I asked.

Waterblock:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22130/ex-blc-1581/EK_GeForce_780_GTX_Ti_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_Acetal_EK-FC780_GTX_Ti_-_AcetalNickel.html
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What paste? some are conductive, some are not..
Is the GPU in the system and running right now?
Normally you dont put paste on the VRMs.. pads are enough smile.gif I hope you didnt put too much on? and you remembered to remove the plastic film from BOTH sides of the pads? tongue.gif
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I have experimented with thermal paste on top of things like ram or vrm's that have thermal pads as the primary heat transfer medium. I have found that using a little bit will not raise temps but that it won't really lower them in any meaningful way either.
Probably best to stick to the pads.

Edited by GaMbi2004 - 1/7/14 at 1:37pm
 
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What paste? some are conductive, some are not..
Is the GPU in the system and running right now?
Normally you dont put paste on the VRMs.. pads are enough smile.gif I hope you didnt put too much on? and you remembered to remove the plastic film from BOTH sides of the pads? tongue.gif
I didnt test yet. Some of the components havent arrival now. I just use the paste is enclosed. What about remove the paste by using the thermal remover? Would it damage the vrm components?blushsmiley.gif
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ok.. that stuff isn't dangerous..
If the paste is just between VRM->pad and not smeared all over the board, you can just leave it as it is.. but if you wanna clean it up, just use a cloth that dosnt drop fibers all over the board.. you CAN use thermal remover, but isnt necessary
 
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