Originally Posted by Laithan
Figured I would check in... I'm still loving my 980Ti's... not sure if anyone else has still held on to Maxwell... I'm honestly not complaining yet... "it still just works"
I'm still holding on to Maxwell as well! I've been through the GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 960 (as a secondary card alongside the GTX 980 for some CUDA stuff - now used standalone in a different computer), and just a few months back I finally upgraded to a GTX 980 Ti because 4 GB of VRAM wasn't cutting it anymore (while I had briefly considered getting 10-series card instead, my budget couldn't stretch far enough for a GTX 1080, there weren't really any used 1070 Ti cards at decent prices (nor was it really that attractive), and the 1070 wasn't really an appealing alternative to a 980 Ti).
Every single one of those has been a Gigabyte G1 Gaming model running on air, and every one has been BIOS modded. I've only re-pasted one of them though (the GTX 980, using Gelid GC Extreme), and I'm rather hesitant to re-paste the 980 Ti because some of its thermal pads look like they're in somewhat rough shape and all of the thermal pads have dirt on their edges which I definitely don't want to risk trapping underneath the pads (as the entire card has at least a bit of stubborn dirt residue on it I'm guessing that the previous owner either ran this thing in a really
dirty environment or was a smoker who did an exceptionally good job of removing the smell, or heck, maybe both!). Would you happen to have any idea where I could find decent replacement thermal pads for the GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD? I noticed your post a few pages back where you mentioned "Fujipoly premium pads", but some digging on Google has revealed a bunch of different types of Fujipoly thermal pads and I'm not quite about the correct type (or even the sizing TBH)... I found someone else (empyr) who used these pads, their thread
says "I used 1mm for VRM and 1.5mm for vRAM. Ultra Extreme Fujipoly pads, been doing well", is that correct? Keep in mind that I'm not switching to a aftermarket cooler, I just want to replace the pads while keeping the same stock Gigabyte cooler, so I'm not sure that the sizes empyr is quoting would even be right for this case... So far I can't find anyone else via Google who replaced the pads with those while keeping the stock cooler
. Any help/advice on this would be greatly appreciated!
By the way, this thread and your posts in it has been an invaluable guide countless times in many different ways, thank you so much for all the work you've put into it!