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I really don't want to order online, the shipping will cost just as much as the pad and wont get here for a while. There has to be a place locally that sells it. I went to home depot and lowes and no one even knew what I was talking about. I went to radio shack and asked them and they didn't know what it was either so I asked where their thermal paste was cause the pads might be next to it and they didn't even know what thermal paste was. Then I went to a little mom and pop computer store and they had every kind of thermal interface material except for what I needed. Can someone help? I only need a 5" x 1" piece if that.
Edited by thx1138 - 11/18/10 at 5:05pm
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Thermal tape or thermal pads? I have some spare thermal tape, super thin, Japanese brand.
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Thermal tape or thermal pads? I have some spare thermal tape, super thin, Japanese brand.
Woops I mean pads It's for my mosfet cooler. Top post edited.
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I just want to rage right now. All I need a small little strip and thats whats holding me back from using my computer for the last day I have off. I tried best buy radio shack and a dozen little repair shops. Wth I would've put money on the fact that one of the little shops would have something.
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Can someone tell me where I can buy some online this is frickin ridiculous.
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Can someone tell me where I can buy some online this is frickin ridiculous.
Shore! This is what I got: Used like 3 pads for my mosfet and 5970 waterblock, so if you're just doing a mosfet, one pad will work wonderfully and leave you with plenty extra.

Edit: (As I said in my other post, if it's longer than 60mm, you should get this, which it probably is, so I'd get this, I think my mosfet I got already had this with it)

94x15x.5mm pad

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bithpad9bp.html

60x50x.5mm pad:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwathpadbig.html

It worked great, I ordered from them twice and super fast shipping both times.

Just make sure that whatever you choose, it's long enough for the mosfet you're replacing.
Edited by MrTolkinghorn - 11/19/10 at 11:37am
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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bithpad9bp.html

This would also work very well if your mosfet is longer than 60mm.
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Thermal pad are not carried by store.... you need to look online.
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Shore! This is what I got: Used like 3 pads for my mosfet and 5970 waterblock, so if you're just doing a mosfet, one pad will work wonderfully and leave you with plenty extra.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwathpadbig.html

It worked great, I ordered from them twice and super fast shipping both times.
Thanks, I think .5mm would be too thin. Does it matter? I have some 1mm thick stuff to use as a comparison that I'm about to use to install my my gpu water block and even the 1mm looks much thinner than what I originally took off the mosfet cooler. It was pretty thick at least 2mm. I'll keep looking around.


$1.99 to buy $4.80 to ship?! Just put it in a white frickin envelope!
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