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VRAM Thermal Pads on 8800GTX?

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I currently have a Thermalright HR-03 Plus on my 8800GTX. I'm going to put the stock cooler back on, because I need the room for the second GTX I just got for SLI.

My problem is, the thermal pads that go on the VRAM chips are botched. They are relatively thick pads, and I've heard putting AS5 on them instead doesn't work because there is too much of a gap.

Is there any place I can get these? I remember someone talking about a place you might be able to purchase replacement pads specifically for the 8800GTX/S cards.

Here is a pic of the stock cooler:


Whoops. So I'm definitely not going to reuse those, lol.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/14/08 at 8:59am
    
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http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...AKTT1280&af=50

Cut to size thermal pad (double sided sticking).
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Thanks for the suggestion, Daz.

But I actually ended up ordering a few sets (just in case I need extra) of these EK TIM Pads for the EK FC8800 Waterblock. They are 1mm thick and it looks like they'll do the trick. They're only $3.49 a set of Performance-PCs.

Just figured I'd post the info/link in case anyone else was looking for thermal pad replacements on a stock 8800GTX/S cooler. I'll post back with the results after I get them and put em on.
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/4/08 at 8:03pm
    
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OK, what I didn't realize was the Pads I ordered are designed for the Voltage regulators only, and won't work with the RAM.

Any other suggestions?
    
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Try Arctic Cooling pads: http://search.stores.ebay.com/Arctic...123228QQsofpZ0

PM them if you want other thicknesses.
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Try Arctic Cooling pads: http://search.stores.ebay.com/Arctic...123228QQsofpZ0

PM them if you want other thicknesses.
Wow, thank you. Those look great!

Another question though: Which thickness do you think I should get? I tried determining the thickness; the actual gap seems to be less than 1/32 inch (~.8mm). So 2.5mm would probably be too thick of a pad, but the 1.5mm should work nicely when squished down... right?

Here is a pic of my other GTX:
    
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post #7 of 9
Being so thin already, thermal pads don't squish much. If you PM them, I think they have 1mm and 1.3mm pads as well.
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Choggs did you ever find the right replacement thermal pads for your gtx 8800? The last I saw you were thinking of going with a .75mm?

I am fixing to take mine apart tonight and will replace the thermal paste on the processor. However, it seems that the thermal pads are cracked and should be replaced-- after much reading I'm learning that the exact size needs to be used so that the gap is precise.

I have been getting red clustered pixels with some green/blue and then my computer freezes up. This started occurring while playing WoW-- when I lowered the resolution it did fine surfing the net. Now I am seeing red columns of line and my only guess is that IT IS the GPU.

If anyone else knows of what thermal pads should be used, I am open to all suggestions. I'm new to hardware stuff and this will be the first GPU, thermal pasting undertaking. Thanks!
post #9 of 9

Five years later and I have the same problem. Could anybody tell me what thickness these pads "should" be? 

Thanks in advance

Adrian

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