That is not thermal pad on the GPU/HBM! Don't put thermal pads there! Also, I would not put AS5 on it either, get something good like Gelid GC extreme that spreads easily (I use NT-H1 personally).
Originally Posted by JunkaDK
Curios to know how this ended? Did u notice any difference after repasting and changing the thermal pads?
My problem ( i think) is that the VRM's get too hot under heavy load ( OC to 1165mhz).. it will shut down over 62 degress.. i can only keep it under 62 when the fan is a 100%.. = NOISE
My card is the Asus R9 Fury STRIX
Also... is the fuji thermal pad 1mm? or thicker?
On that particular card my core temps dropped almost 15C, I'm not sure on the VRM temps because the Tri-X didn't have a sensor for it. I reasoned that it was wise to replace it when I was in there because the old stuff was like a stick of gum, hard as a rock and crumbling. I know I was able to get an extra 25mhz out of it (which was very good when Fiji first came out with no voltage control/custom BIOS, etc).
Not sure on the thickness of the pads, I just eyeballed it to compare with some I had already and then made sure it had good contact when I put it back together, but I think they were 1.0mm. The Asus may be different.