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can i substitute thermal pads with thermal paste on vga ram 4870hd

hi, i wanted to replace thermal pads on ram of my hd 4870 as they are totally destoyed, as it is hard to get thermal pads in my place, i was wondering if i could substitute them with thermal paste. can i do it?? plz help thankyou
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  1. not really, pads tend to be used when the space is too large and no direct contact is between the heatsink and chip.
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    gigetdev said:
    hi, i wanted to replace thermal pads on ram of my hd 4870 as they are totally destoyed, as it is hard to get thermal pads in my place, i was wondering if i could substitute them with thermal paste. can i do it?? plz help thankyou


    If the heatsink comes into proper contact with the heat generating surface, yes. The presence of a pad results in gap, but sometimes this gap can be closed simply by tightening screws
  3. thankyou very much
  4. thermal pads with thermal paste can't use together
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