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post #11 of 21
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I dont get why I shouldnt just use thermal paste, wouldnt that be better for heat transfer?

as for a distance, I don't think theres really much of a gap because I just tried it and undid it and the paste smushed with the top half.

What about using nothing at all except thermal on the gpu? I cant get any thermal pads anytime soon.
Edited by SwiftDragon - 1/13/11 at 10:51pm
post #12 of 21
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Would these work for thermal pads on a heatsink to the GPU, VRM, etc?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2295074

theres also a frys but Im not sure they have thermal pads or not.
Edited by SwiftDragon - 1/14/11 at 12:37pm
post #13 of 21
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forget radioshack guys, I went down to frys and the sales man said that These Zalman heatsinks would be great for what i'm trying to do, http://www.frys.com/product/5591560?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG.

What do you guys think.
post #14 of 21
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forget radioshack guys, I went down to frys and the sales man said that These Zalman heatsinks would be great for what i'm trying to do, http://www.frys.com/product/5591560?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG.

What do you guys think.
What are you trying to do? More than likely those will get in the way of the cooler. Unless you plan on using a non stock cooler?
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Those arent going to work if your putting the stock cooler back on. Frys might have some pads tho.
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post #16 of 21
Use thermal paste only on the GPU, and thermal pads on the VRAM and everything else. You do not want a gap or else it will overheat the VRAM and trash your card. You can find thermal pads @ frozencpu, Xoxide, CrazyPC, Petras, Sidewinders, etc....
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Fry's does not carry thermal pads, I have checked several times. I used IC Diamond on my vram when I put my water blocks on my 580s. The install manual said it would help with temps. So far so good!!
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post #18 of 21
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i'm looking on Amazon right now for thermal pads but im not sure what thickness I should get if I find them, yeah frys didnt have anything and I'm returning these Zalmans tomorrow.

practically every shop around SanDiego doesnt have anything that I can use as a thermal pad, guess i'm stuck with ordering online
post #19 of 21
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whats a good online shop with decent shipping? i went to sidewinders and for the 3 bucks adhesive tape its like 9 dollars ground shipping from ups. Or should I go with IC diamond like the guy a few posts above said?

What would be best IYO, because getting IC diamond seems like it would be alot easier right now.
Edited by SwiftDragon - 1/14/11 at 4:30pm
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IC Diamond is kind of pricey. You can get both here. Scroll down to bottom of page.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...e1ff4dd4d2535e
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