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Windows 7: Thermal Pads for 7870 GPU

06 Aug 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you sure those are thermal pad? Pad that remove heat? They just look like a pad for a plastic cover not a heat sink. I'm trying to understand where the word Thermal come into play with little sticky pads on a plastic cover.
Teach me something folks.

This is the heat sink and the white part in where the thermal compound goes.Take a look at this site

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,8.html


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07 Aug 2013   #12
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Are you sure those are thermal pad? Pad that remove heat? They just look like a pad for a plastic cover not a heat sink. I'm trying to understand where the word Thermal come into play with little sticky pads on a plastic cover.
Teach me something folks.

This is the heat sink and the white part in where the thermal compound goes.Take a look at this site

MSI HD7870 Twin Frozr III OC Review - Closer Look
@Layback Bear,

The OP did mention thermal pads because it is what he needs to change on his graphic card

From Vortez.net:
Quote:
The Twin Frozr makes use of an aluminium mid-plate which serves to increase the surface area being passively cooled. The mid-plate covers the memory modules and VRM area, ensuring not only the core receives cooling but the whole of the cards components
If you look at the fourth shot, you can clearly see the thermal pads the OP mentionned that were dirt from dust and those he wants to change for new ones.

Those are sticky thermal pads made of very soft material (silicone touch feeling) and a little of fiber inside, for them not to stretch. they can be easily changed to new ones (non-conductive) and might be better quality and specially made for heat under high load.


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07 Aug 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm beginning to understand. Thank you.
I do wonder what those little pads fit against on the video card board. I do presume they fit against something hot and the tray is use to dissipate heat. Or could they be used as vibration dampers and the plate is use for air distribution over the whole card.
These are things I don't need to know. I'm just curious.
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