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what happen if i remove thermal pads on my gpu?

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June 21, 2013 3:27:16 AM

i opened my 9600gt and the thermal pads around of it and its need to replace. i read somewhere that even though theres no thermal pads the gpu will work. only i need to replace is the thermal paste of cpu/heatsink? is is true? i want to re apply the thermal paste on heatsink of cpu.
June 21, 2013 3:34:59 AM

I believe you are referring to the thermal pads that transfer heat away from the memory. If you do not have a medium to transfer the heat away from the memory then it will over heat and you will end up with a dead card.

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June 21, 2013 3:44:28 AM

what should i put on it? thermal pads or thermal paste? im confused sorry, im new to this.
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