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Already tried paste and that did not work, I had nearly no contact at all. I just bought the 0.5mm size since that is probably what it is using now but, that is just a guess though.
Most boards are using 1MM pads, from my exprience
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Most boards are using 1MM pads, from my exprience

I wanted to say that... Well, mine was more like this, 'I was going to say, if I recall correctly, most are ~1.'

But it seems a lot of people have bones to pick with me, so I just keep my mouth shut about anecdotal and the like. Easier for me not to get spun up over something as arbitrarily meaningless as some post on some forum.
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Most boards are using 1MM pads, from my exprience

Welp, it was definitely not 0.5mm. biggrin.gif Looks to me like it is 1.5mm which is what I am going to order. (This appears to be 1.5mm based upon a side by side comparison with the original thermal pad.)
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Welp, it was definitely not 0.5mm. biggrin.gif Looks to me like it is 1.5mm which is what I am going to order. (This appears to be 1.5mm based upon a side by side comparison with the original thermal pad.)

That's why it's better to first see what the old one is and purchase later. On my Biostar, it's 0.5mm alright. On the Asrock, it was less than 1mm, but a bit thicker than the Biostar. So maybe 0.7? A Gigabyte i 've seen in picture in the forum, is thicker, 1mm or more. I bought 1mm thinking it was a middle road, where it may be thicker, but will also increase pressure (contact) to counterbalance.
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That's why it's better to first see what the old one is and purchase later. On my Biostar, it's 0.5mm alright. On the Asrock, it was less than 1mm, but a bit thicker than the Biostar. So maybe 0.7? A Gigabyte i 've seen in picture in the forum, is thicker, 1mm or more. I bought 1mm thinking it was a middle road, where it may be thicker, but will also increase pressure (contact) to counterbalance.

Yes, but....... Well, ok. biggrin.gif Yeah, it just does not look like it is 1mm but a little more than than, at least one I did the comparison. Now I just have to order the 1.5mm pad. thumb.gif
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Yes, but....... Well, ok. biggrin.gif Yeah, it just does not look like it is 1mm but a little more than than, at least one I did the comparison. Now I just have to order the 1.5mm pad. thumb.gif

Well, MSI is more generous! Moar pad for the customer! Dragon power!
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Well, MSI is more generous! Moar pad for the customer! Dragon power!
More padding is actually a downside generally since the thermal transfer for stock pads is likely not very impressive. Even the Fujipoly top-of-the-line pad performed much worse than quality TIM (not liquid metal either) when tested — and those pads are rated much higher than the lowly pads you find at Micro Center and such.
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I feel like thinner pads have better heat trasnfer,
but thicker pads have better contact if the surfaces are uneven.
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I agree with Iwamotto san. Also the thicker one, increases the pressure of the heatsink, especially for VRM heatsinks that use springs. But, it's a tough call, exactly for the reason that Superstition mentions. That the factory pads that they use, are low quality. They just want to put something in there and don't care if it's optimal or not. I 've only replaced 1 thermal pad in an Asrock, but boy, the quality difference with the Arctic pad was evident just by looking at them, let alone touching them. The Asrock one was like some chewing gum that some kid forgot under the heatsink. biggrin.gif
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I brought cheap thermal pads from china big piece and cut up to sizes for mobos.
Also same thing here, just by touching the pads I already see the diffrence in quality biggrin.gif

I have plenty of 0.5, 1mm and 1.5MM pads that I can cut up to sizes wink.gif
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