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So I decided to overclock my 8800GTXs and the temps were a bit to hot for 600/2000 which I see most users do.

So I took the heatsinks off and applied AS5, it dropped the temps 5-6C, however, It seems that the ram doesn't come in contact with the heatsink, and I know the heatsinks are on correctly.

I don't have a high enough quality camera to show, but I know for sure the heatsink is not coming in contact with some of the ram, it comes in contact with the core of the GPU however. It seems that the heatsinks were designed for thermaltape or something?

Umm, Ideas?
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The hs dont touch the memmory now because it was termal pads before right?

EDIT: tHermal pads
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So I took the heatsinks off and applied AS5

What heatsinks? Isn't there only one? Did you remove the thermal pads as well?
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The hs dont touch the memmory now because it was termal pads before right?
Yup, this work like a charm on my 7800GTXs.....

So I need to buy some thermal pads then? Link?
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What heatsinks? Isn't there only one? Did you remove the thermal pads as well?
Umm.. I have 2 cards, so thats 2 heatsinks. And Yes I removed the thermal pads, they ripped up while getting the heatsinks off.
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Yup, this work like a charm on my 7800GTXs.....

So I need to buy some thermal pads then? Link?
Sorry dosent have a link, but yes you need thermal pads.

BTW why in the heck oc those g8's?
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What's the thickness of the thermal pads you removed? How many millimeters?

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What's the thickness of the thermal pads you removed? How many millimeters?
lol, I have no idea =/

Sigh, why would NVIDIA design a heatsink that requires thermalpads..

I cannot find anywhere to buy thermal pads either.
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lol, I have no idea =/

Sigh, why would NVIDIA design a heatsink that requires thermalpads..

I cannot find anywhere to buy thermal pads either.
Ahhhh.... almost every card uses thermal pads on memory. It is much easier to manufacturer due to size tolerances. Also, memory does not need much cooling. I posted a link above to some thermal pads. Check their sizing to see if they fit.
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Ahhhh.... almost every card uses thermal pads on memory. It is much easier to manufacturer due to size tolerances. Also, memory does not need much cooling. I posted a link above to some thermal pads. Check their sizing to see if they fit.
Sigh I have no idea what size to get
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