Arctic Thermal Pad Thickness

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by PinPickles, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. PinPickles

    PinPickles n00b

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  2. hititnquitit

    hititnquitit Limp Gawd

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    Dead link. Why not use tim?
     
  3. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would use thermal paste instead. Even at 0.5mm, it is likely insulating somewhat.
     
  4. DeeFrag

    DeeFrag [H]ardness Supreme

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    Would sitting on these reduce swamp ass during those long gaming sessions?
     
  5. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    if you use those folding steel chairs, yes.
     
  6. BlueFireIce

    BlueFireIce [H]ardness Supreme

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    These are not for CPUs, unless you are talking for a Pi or something. Pads have a fraction of the thermal conductivity of paste. Also pads are much thicker and you want thinner, as thin as possible while still filling all the air pockets. Pads are used for gap filling on RAM or VRM chips and the like, where there might be a higher variation in component height or on something like a GPU HS or block where the HS covers the GPU core and RAM/VRM, as such you need something to fill the gaps at the RAM/VRM chips often sit lower than the GPU core.