Originally Posted by num1son
Oh wow yeah those are really small. Wait when he said ram I assumed he meant system ram not the ramchips on the board. Im sort of confused now. I know to use tim on the main chip, but what about all the little vram chips? Can I use paste on those?
I have only had it in and tested it stock for a bit to make sure it wasn't doa. I'll be taking it apart tonight.
I know you have EK, so I'm not sure how it works for them. But I my card this is all the areas that needed Pads. On my block it said I can use tim on the vregs, which is the ones marked "2". But not on the ram (the ones marked with a "1".
I believe the other poster was talking about the cards ram, not system ram. Again which is marked "1"
Heres a pic I took from the install manual for the EK-FC580, not sure if its your exact block but I'm sure its very similar. Your block has even more areas that need pads. I personally would not want to put tim on all those areas of the card. You would have a pretty big mess on your hands. But its your card.
Heres the link for the manual I used. It shows the thickness of all the pads you need. They sell them at sidewinder etc but it will cost you $20 easy to get 3 different sizes.
Again the 580 will have pads already on most of those spots except I think #2 on the second pic.