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Hi guys. Silly question: I have got several pieces of EK thermal pads for my motherboard block. The pad carries two plastic sheet on both sides: the soft plastic sheet and the hard one. My question is: which side should I stick to the motherboard/chips and which side faces the waterblock? redface.gifredface.gifredface.gif
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Shouldn't matter either way once you peel off the protective plastic covers.

I mean let's just say that for some odd reason, one side removed heat better than another. Then you could either have less efficiency removing heat from the VRMs and more efficiency moving that heat to the block. Or you could have more efficiency removing heat from the VRMs and into the thermal pad, but less efficiency moving that heat to the block.

But still, shouldn't matter.
Edited by joemaniaci - 4/21/11 at 11:08pm
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Doesn't matter, but you do need to take the plastic off first. I believe the hard plastic is there so you can cut against it, and the soft is just for protection until you install it.
    
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got it! thanks guys! \(^o^)/
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