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Are these thermal pads any good?

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Are these thermal pads trash or are they decent? Because my 970's pads seem kind of bad and I was considering getting new ones since I also got new fans for it (because the left one is making noise). I've seen identical thermal pads on Ebay, some say it's 1.2W/mK, some say 3.2W/mK, the latter one being good and the former, not really, so, is this 3.2W/mK BS? Has anyone had any experience with these or other pads like these? I saw some better pads, but I don't want to spend more on this card if I don't need to.

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I tend to buy the blue stuff. You won’t notice a difference regardless. Just buy the right thicknesses you need. 

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Oh, hey Mick. Alright, I'll keep that in mind, I just look a bit further to see if I can find the thickness, I'm guessing 1mm, if it's 2mm, I can just stack two, right? lol

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Or you can buy 2mm. Or measure or use something for reference. 

 

Id reuse the stock before stacking them. 

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7 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

Or you can buy 2mm. Or measure or use something for reference. 

 

Id reuse the stock before stacking them. 

I tried to measure without having to disassemble the whole thing and it looks 1mm to me, measured it from a bit of distance, but someone said they're either 1mm or 2mm, and it's definitely not 2mm, and can't be 1.5mm, so I'm pretty sure they're 1mm.

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Depends on the card and version. And that’s assuming you only have one size as some change depending on component. 

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

Depends on the card and version. And that’s assuming you only have one size as some change depending on component. 

True. But I'm pretty confident it's 1mm for the GDDR5, and I don't see the VRM being different, if it is, I'll just leave stock. I'll buy this one and see what happens: https://www.ebay.com/itm/100mmx100mmx1mm-GPU-CPU-Heatsink-Thermal-Conductive-Insulation-Silicone-Pad/192682567675?hash=item2cdcc6a7fb:g:GS8AAOSwclVbuv7S:rk:18:pf:0

 

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Haha, I’m pretty sure it won’t be. But you’ll find out soon enough. 

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On 11/23/2018 at 11:56 AM, Vasllo said:

True. But I'm pretty confident it's 1mm for the GDDR5, and I don't see the VRM being different, if it is, I'll just leave stock. I'll buy this one and see what happens: https://www.ebay.com/itm/100mmx100mmx1mm-GPU-CPU-Heatsink-Thermal-Conductive-Insulation-Silicone-Pad/192682567675?hash=item2cdcc6a7fb:g:GS8AAOSwclVbuv7S:rk:18:pf:0

 

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where they 1mm and which pads u got? did u oc it? i have the same card

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On 3/31/2019 at 3:20 PM, itsadrianjosue said:

where they 1mm and which pads u got? did u oc it? i have the same card

I honestly haven't bothered opening it yet. And it is at 1400MHz with no memory OC (it doesn't really like to OC, it uses Elpida memory), with 1.125v on the core (from 1.2v).

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