Need thermal tape for 8800GTX

M.D.K.

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I put my 8800GTX on a full cover waterblock a while ago, but now I have to use the air cooler again while I rebuild my water loops in a new case.

The thermal tape on the stock cooler fell apart when I pulled it off, and I can't find anything even close to the thickness that they used on these to replace it with. It seems to be about as thick as a stick of gum, maybe more. I'm actually shocked by the thickness and I'm amazed that these cards dont have heat issues.

Does anyone know where to get some?
 

buffbiff21

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Can't you just use Arctic Ceramique?
http://www.arcticsilver.com/ceramique.htm

Ceramique will give you better heat transfer/lower temps,

but it may not line up with the HSF at the same level as the core.

The thermal pad/tape stuff the OP is talking about is "compressable" so that it will match the elevated core.

EDIT nevermind this is for CPU http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Pad-Replacing-Heatsink-Paste/dp/B0009B0K2I

you need pads for the vregs also
http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekrevoretimp.html
 

M.D.K.

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No, any sort of paste wont work. there is a very large gap between the heat sink and the memory. I've probably got a dozen tubes of AS5 laying around, the problem is I need something thick between them.
 

Sniper_Merc

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No, any sort of paste wont work. there is a very large gap between the heat sink and the memory. I've probably got a dozen tubes of AS5 laying around, the problem is I need something thick between them.

That stuff at Petras in above post should do the trick just fine.
 

cambrian

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petra's ran out of the tim pads. Does any know where I can buy the exact same thing?

TIA.
 

AliP

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Dont use those HSPC ones, i got one for the same thing, theyre way to thin and they dont stick well. Those petras look like the AC thermal pads wich are really good.
 
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