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Windows 7: Thermal Pads for 7870 GPU


05 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 
Thermal Pads for 7870 GPU

The GPU is MSI Twin Frozr III

I want to replace the thermal pads due to they have a lot of dust on them which is causing problems with heat

I'm just lost on thermal pad thickness any help


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05 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I understand you correctly your heat dissipate sinks under the fans are dirty (dusty). They can be cleaned without removing them with a brush and a can of air. Just remove the video card to do the cleaning.
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05 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Everything else is fine but the thermal pads that are on IC Memory & VRM are dirty there is crap on them
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05 Aug 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

what matters is the surface between the pad and the memory/VRM and the surface between the pad and the heat sink. The sides aren't relevant for heat dissipation.

I washed with water a lot of gum-like thermal pads to "regenerate" them and they worked fine afterwards, but I cannot guarantee that it will work for you too. Can you post some pics?
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05 Aug 2013   #5

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I've seen thermal tape on evil bay in different thicknesses.
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06 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

That's the problem thickness of the pads
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06 Aug 2013   #7
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
That's the problem thickness of the pads
Does your thermal pads looking a bit like the attached pic?

If so, check the thickness and measure size, just with a meter.

You can find different size of thickness, 0,5mm, 1mm & 1,5mm.

I'll go for 1mm thick and those pads are soft and could not hurt when pressed on the Vram's. And i'll not use sided adhesive pads, just the common ones
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Please note: This thermal pad can be compressed to half of its original height!
1) There seems to be set of 2 or 4 thermal pads, sized 120mm x 20mm that you could use scissors to cut the right size for you, if needed.

2)There 's 5W/mk type or 7W/mk type, and seems the 5W/mk is the most common.

Here's a LINK


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06 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

That's the layout of mine
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06 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Don't think I will apply conductive thermal on that
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06 Aug 2013   #10
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
Don't think I will apply conductive thermal on that
I've by the way replace the thermal paste of the graphics card processor a little after bought mine but it is not a good idea for the Vram's!

Those ready thermal pads are OK...i've bought some for my motherboard mosfets...they do the job well.
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