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Hey all! Just got an idea about using thermal pads since the board suffer from mosfet not being connected very well with DrMOS heatsink so i decided to use thermal pads to fill the gap..do thermal pads deliver the heat as the original paste do? or even close?

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Thermal pads work fine, but since thermal pads are thicker than the spreading of thermal paste its not as efficient so expect temps to go up. You might be able to use washers to get more pressure down on your heat sink though and get the gap a little tighter
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I think most VRM coolers do use thermal pads anyways.I have a 890FXA GD65 here,but I have not pulled the cooler ...yet.
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post #4 of 5
I'll admit to having no direct experience with the 890 version, but the 790 version I had used a thermal pad, and it wasn't enough to keep one of the chips cool. I'm pretty used to seeing pads used under VRM heatsinks in general.
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post #5 of 5
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it appears that the board IS using a thermal pad! however I did notice that some screw is missing while removing the mosfet HS

I googled the picture for you it on TOP of the NB Heatsink!


Edited by Captain Razer - 3/22/11 at 1:54pm
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