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Which thermal pad should i get for my gpu?

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by HopelesslyFaithful, May 4, 2012.

  1. HopelesslyFaithful

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    Why not a paste? Costs about the same amount, plus you have quite a bit extra for when you need it again.
     
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    this is thermal pads for the memory on the board
     
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    Come again? Both thermal pads and thermal paste do the same thing, they transfer heat from the GPU or CPU die to the heat sink. I'm really not sure what you mean by the "memory on the board." The heat sink only makes contact with the die which a drop of thermal paste is good for that.
     
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    no on the laptop heatsink makes contact with the memory on the gpu. So i want to replace the thermal pads and i want to know which ones i want. is the 4.0 (W/m.K) better? I would assume so since its more expensive that it is the higher quality one. See my link to cooling mod for a picture of my heatsink
     
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    My guess is that higher numbers mean better heat transfer rate though i just used one from ebay on my gtx260m with a rating of 3.2w/m-K. I used a 1mm thickness pad. The pads are kind of color coded, the one i used is a light blue color kind of close to the thermal pads you find in hp dv series laptops. I would guess these will work fine as a replacement.

    Here's a picture of the new thermal pads
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    Hey mate!!
    I just ordered this thermal pad
    this is the best you can get on the market, I bought it for my Asus G73Jh and my HD 6990 , this is a perfect choice. this has the highest thermal transfer rate.
    (don't use IC Diamond , it may damage your GPU die which causes lines on screen and many side effects)
     
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    I'll use ICD not too worried

    EDIT: bookmarked yours but i am not worried i am sure the 4W is better then stock asus. I'll use that on my next laptop but for this one the cheaper ones will work fine. BTW Nice find.
     
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    its better, but this is way better than that,
    when the heat transfer rate increases , the temps go down.
     
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    i will only have this for a year or two longer so i am not worried at this point. If it was a couple years ago i would have used the better ones but at this point not worth it.
     

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