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During an Asus Gtx 980 STRIX "upgrade": no thermal pads??

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Hi all,

I decided yesterday I would transfer my gaming rig from my beloved Node 304 to a Raven RVZ01, because reasons (it was taking the dust at my parents home).

I decided to put a Raijintek Morpheus on my GTX 989 STRIX, because some people here did it and it would work, so why not me? 😁

Now, my question: when I removed the GPU aircooler, There wasn't any thermal pads on the RAM (the card got its own VRM heatsink)... Is it normal? Or the dude I bought the card from just forgot to put thermal pads on the RAM and slapped the aircooler on the card, and voilà, no ***** given that day??

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Originally Posted by HZCH View Post

Now, my question: when I removed the GPU aircooler, There wasn't any thermal pads on the RAM (the card got its own VRM heatsink)... Is it normal?

It has its own VRM heatsink, but no RAM heatsink. There should be a thermal pad under the VRM heatsink, but not on the RAMs.
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Originally Posted by BURGER4life View Post

It has its own VRM heatsink, but no RAM heatsink. There should be a thermal pad under the VRM heatsink, but not on the RAMs.

Great, thanks for your answer ! Gotta remount the GPU cooler, one less thing to worry about 😀

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