I often clean laptops from the inside and take out and clean the heatsink and I have to change the gpu thermal pad. Which is the best kind that gives better cooling heat transfer etc? Also which thickness is better? Is it ok or better to use a 1.5 or 2.0mm pad on a gpu that used to have a 1mm pad? There's so many of them but i don't want to get cheap ones that will not cool efficiently.Also is AS5 the best thermal paste? is there a superior one?
Last edited by MrSatan; 8th June 2012 at 08:15 PM.
I been researching and it seems like the best thermal pads are from a company called phobya there are 2 kinds 5w/mk and 7w/mk. I think the ones I'd been using were 3.2w/mk. The better one for laptops seems to be the 5w/mk because it is more flexible and compressible unlike the 7w/mk which are very hard to compress. Anyone had any experience with those?
I really have great doubts that your "special" thermal paste that only costed that much works as well as ICD.
thermal pads are different and worse then thermal paste. the best thermal pads have 12w/mk.
phobia doesn't make thermal pads, they are just a brand, the product itself is made by someone else.
the thickness depends on the notebook model.
AS5 is conductive and nowadays there are much better, cheaper, and non eletrically conductive alternatives.