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need to RMA my gpu and im assuming i cant reuse the pads... i see EK replacement thermal pads at frozencpu but they seem a bit expensive (?) are there any good alternatives or is that my only option

saw these too, reviews dont look too good.. but is it pretty much the same thing?

post #2 of 15
Better question is why would you buy thermal pads?
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Make sure pads have high heat transfer value.
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Better question is why would you buy thermal pads?
need them to install the ek block on the new card.. or am i missing something lol
post #5 of 15
Here's one store that has them thermal pads: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/therinmat.html

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post #6 of 15
If the pads are clean, then why not. lol Btw, every card I work on, gets a free 'trim'. hehe...
post #7 of 15
EK's store actually has some of the best thermal "tape/pads" kinda stuff I've found.
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ac...compounds.html
they have different thicknesses, so make sure you know which one you need.

EDIT: just found those on frozen, they're solid. dropped my reference 5850 vrm temps about 15C
Edited by asuindasun - 2/23/11 at 2:45am
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Edited by Yukss - 2/23/11 at 10:58pm
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post #9 of 15
Just put the stock cooler back on the card with the the pads it has. It doesn't matter the condition of the pads. I've rma'd a few Evga cards and all i do is put the stock cooler back on. Sometimes I don't even apply new TIM, i just leave as is.

I completely read the thread wrong.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekthpadbi1mm.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwathpadbig.html

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Edited by Mikecdm - 2/24/11 at 4:17pm
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post #10 of 15
there are the replacement ones sold on sidewinder as you've listed which also has the various thicknesses you'd probably need for their blocks. There is also shin-etsu stuff being sold at sidewinder:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sh35thpadamd.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bithpad9bp.html
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