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I just got some Alphacool Eisschicht pads (0.5mm 11W/mK), does it matter which side is in contact with the heatsink and which side is in contact with the chip? One side has a pattern pressed on it but other than that, they look identical to me.
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What kind of thermal pads? Do you have a brand or model #?
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Alphacool Eisschicht (11W/mK 0.5mm)
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Originally Posted by bomfunk View Post

Alphacool Eisschicht (11W/mK 0.5mm)

Sorry, just saw that in the OP....My apologies. I'll see what I can find on those, and I'll let you know what I find out.... thumb.gif



Update: I don't see anything that mentions installing the pads in a specific orientation, so that pattern on the pads could just be from the manufacturing process. I'll keep looking though, and post whatever updates I find.
Edited by blaze2210 - 6/20/16 at 12:47am
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