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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 09:40 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello there,

I used to run a 9800GX2, which sadly died on my. (red lines all over the screen, 8 bit colour and crashing under load, 1 side of the card was CODE43 in device manager)

So anyway, I'm considering baking my 9800GX2 in the oven for a little while to see if i can get her working again.

I have already turned this:

Into this:

My question is on whether the little thermal pads (pictured below) can be straight replaced with thermal paste, or do i need to re-use the pads?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 09:47 PM
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i think it will be best if you can get a new Thermal PAD.

also I dont think Thermal Paste will work since Thermal pad are used for those chips with big gap between their heatsink..
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 09:52 PM
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Typically the thermal pads provide spacing that thermal paste just won't cut. You can always buy new ones though!

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I got mine from www.petrastechshop.com, awesome gel thermal pads. Cut then near exact size of the chips, and they fit just great.

Damn out of stock

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No, if your case is hovering, you have just enough airflow. Too much is when it starts to take off and get away.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 10:03 PM - Thread Starter
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I live in New Zealand, Its hard enough to find a store that sells compressed air for cleaning, let alone thermal pads for gfx cards... plus, i dont wanna buy something that may not even work

Thanks anyway, i've got the info i need

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