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Im installing a block on my 6970 and im almost 100% positive that all the thermal pads they sent were the same thickness.. quite thin, but all the same. Im curious if I need to get the correct thickness to cut them all out. Also do I need to put thermal paste under all the pads?

Also there is a step that says remove the block after installation and check for contact points, is that just refering to making sure the thermal paste on the GPU is spread out? Or is there other contact points i need to verify. Just wanting to ask all the questions before so you dont see a "did i mess up my 6970" thread in a couple hours LOL
Edited by blkdoutgsxr - 3/19/11 at 6:30pm
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No. Don't put thermal paste under the thermal pads.

Yes, you can place the block on and push down alittle then pick it up and see if it is, but I never do it. If you put the TIM on good and you put on enough, you should be good.

I know the EK blocks always say to put the TIM on in a "X" with an overlapping "+". Sort of like this: "*"
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What block did you get? Ek blocks have different thickness pads, for sure.
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I got this block,
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...QMgq&mv_pc=156

Should I wait till I can get different pads to install this block?
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No you don't need to. Just use the ones that came with the EK block.
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Got the block and backplate on alrite, the backplate came with a thermal pad for the DVI port, and the gap between the 2 isnt small enough to keep the pad on, Just kept if off after removing the backplate 2 times to reinstall the thing... Oh this project is bitter sweet so far, now my CPU block is all gunky...
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Also there is a step that says remove the block after installation and check for contact points, is that just refering to making sure the thermal paste on the GPU is spread out? Or is there other contact points i need to verify. Just wanting to ask all the questions before so you dont see a "did i mess up my 6970" thread in a couple hours LOL
Unless something went really wrong with your install - something you'd probably realize is wrong - you should be able to skip that last step in EKs instructions.

Little tip I got when installing my EK block & it worked nicely. EK says to place the block on the GPU card, with card laying on surface. If your install requires standoffs, that can be kinda tough - even if you do use a bit of TIM as suggested for "adhesive". Its easier to go backwards to EKs instructions, and place the board on the block, with block on the surface.

The thermal pads are fine. They're actually not-so-thin compared to most... they're about mid. Good luck. Hope your GPU block performance is as good as mine!
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