AMD 970 Mosfet Cooling

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by jlbenedict, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. jlbenedict

    jlbenedict [H]ard|Gawd

    May 22, 2005
    Wasn't sure what section of the forum to inquire about this, so I'll give it a shot here..

    Still hanging on to my AM3+ platform and noticed I have that light silicone residue from the stock mosfet thermal pad behind the CPU socket. From my understanding, this is fairly common due to heat..etc..

    Since I plan on running this system through 2019, I would like to pull the heatsink off, clean up the residue and replace the thermal pad..

    Is this the one that would work in this situation:
  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

    Feb 1, 2005
    I would think it would work if you trimmed it to fit. Might also look at replacing the plastic push pins with something a little more stable on the mounting bracket. Thickness of the pad is 1mm, and I'm not sure what the original thickness was on the pads.
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