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Pads are best; using goop on memory ICs is some scruff last-second improv stuff usually.
 
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I'd test fit it with the paste first, just a tiny dab on each component, then screw the block down on the card.
Remove it and make sure every component is making contact.

If they are all making contact, clean up and do a good application of the paste.
If they are not, clean up and go with the pads.

IMO, if you are overclocking the card, it is worth the little time and effort to do the test fit to see if it will work with all TIM instead of the pads.
If it works, you will get much better cooling of the RAM and VRM modules, which helps with overclocking.

One quick hint that can save you some time, if the manufacturer of the water block sent really thick thermal pads, chance are good that paste won't work.
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