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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 05:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Whelp - good news and bad. I didn't wreck the card, and the repaste dropped gpu and HBM temps down by about 15 degrees - while hotspot dropped about 10.

Bad news is the 5w/mk generic blue pads from Amazon performed near *identically* to the yellow pad asus used for the VRMs. I topped out at 108 degrees after about 30 minutes of Furmark. I guess the Minus 8 pads and/or the copper shims are the way to go.
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So these are the final temps with decent thermal pads. The hotspot temp still kind of sucks but is within spec, but the VRM has dropped nicely. While I was waiting for my Gelid Extreme thermal pads from Ali Express I bought some Arctic 1.0mm pads from Amazon and stacked them (stacked 3 of them) making sure there were no air bubbles in between. They actually worked quite well, and as you can see there's zero difference between the Arctic 1mm (x3) stacked @ 6.0 Wm/k and the gelid extreme 3mm (x1) @ 12.0 Wm/k:


Gelid Extreme:

These temps were captured after 15 minutes of furmark after they'd leveled off, using Arctic MX-4 Paste. I seem to recall my hotspot was a few degrees cooler using Noctua NH-1, so that will probably be my next buy.

Long story short, if you're in a pinch for thermal pads and don't want to spend $$$$ ordering the Thermal Grizzly pads from the UK or EBAY, the Arctic pads stacked will do just fine from Amazon.
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