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I need thermal paste, and pads, what do I buy?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 24, 2012 6:37:20 PM

First off, I know it's only about 20 bucks for all this but I am on a tight budget for my PC!

I took my GPU apart to find my thermal paste was burnt and hard as a rock, which kinda scared me and also pissed me off. It also explains the 97C at IDLE randomly.

Normally I would just reuse the pads but they were ripped before I took them off.

So the point of this thread is: What paste and pad do I buy??

Originally I planned on buying AS5 paste, but I cannot find any pads on newegg, so that's why I am asking you guys where and what thermal pads I should buy. My graphics card is a GTX 280, and from the looks of it I need about 20 thermal pads.

Thanks guys!!!

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June 24, 2012 7:40:18 PM

Keeping stock cooler, so I can put thermal paste where the thermal pads were instead?
June 24, 2012 7:55:07 PM

I can't spend more than 20 bucks on this, which is why I just wanted to buy pads n paste. Is there a cheaper cooler than 50 bucks? If I spend 50 bucks I think I should get the Arctic Cooler one