I had to remove my Accelero vga cooler to reapply the gpu theremal paste, but in doing so the thermal pads were damaged. Ive tested the card without the thermal pads and see no difference at all in performance even thoe the ram chips don't come in contact with the video card cooler. If I wanted to buy replacement thermal pads does anyone know where to buy them. Im having a tough time locating them online. I don't even think they really do anything at all but was wondering about this problem.