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Hey guys taking apart my GTX 580 right now and need a little help. I took everything off and now see these little grey blobs. Do I need to take these off too?
post #2 of 30
Those are part of the thermal padding, save them for when you want to put the stock cooler back on.
    
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post #3 of 30
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The second I touch them they like come apart. So i will have to buy more thermal pads later if I need to remove the block. So they need to come off for the WC? Correct?
post #4 of 30
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Also sorry to double bump trying to be quick here, the thermal pads on the ek block for the R125 chips doesn't seem to be long enough. Does it want me to cut it for each one? The directions indicate both ways.
post #5 of 30
i guess you cut it and place the padding properly... you could always read the manual
 
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post #6 of 30
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i guess you cut it and place the padding properly... you could always read the manual
I am but on the padding part it says one thing and shows another.
post #7 of 30
I had to cut out the thermal pads when I had my EK 5870 block. The manual was horrible
post #8 of 30
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Yeah on the thermal pads part it is all messed up. I will have to wing it I guess. -.-
post #9 of 30
for the part where you place the thermal pads from EK on to where the dots are on your motherboard, this is how I did it:

2 stripes, 1 long, 1 short.
post #10 of 30
its is not long enough, you will need to cut them into separate parts, as long as you cover the chips you're fine.
    
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