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Okay one post would be fine for both questions....Thermal paste always ha# to be replaced when you ”break the bond” the thermal pad looks fine as long as it’s nit damaged and can still maintain proper conact.
 
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Okay one post would be fine for both questions....Thermal paste always ha# to be replaced when you ”break the bond” the thermal pad looks fine as long as it’s nit damaged and can still maintain proper conact.
By the pics. You think the thermal pad's are still fine ?

The double post was not on purpose , some bug on the mobile maybe .
 
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those pads need replacement. they broke when being dissembled and wont transfer heat very well anymore. if they came off clean than they would be usable.
 

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Well, I don't like the 3 that are damaged... the other 5 look fine.
 

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Sorry I completely glossed over those mangled VRAM pads the VRM pad is fine...
 

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Core temp is just a sensor somewhere in the GPU core. It won't tell you anything about RAM or VRM temps.
 
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Judging by the answers it's unsafe to use the card like this even the core temp is good ?
sometimes the temp not read right, so better you change the 3 blue pads that broken
 
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i reused these pads(broken or not) all the time no prob since 8800gt.
i just cut off the overhanging parts and put it where needed
 
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for me yes maybe temps of ram are 2° less but i don't mind
i would be more worried of the drop of thermal paste that is not spread out- so i think your gpu core does not make good contact
 
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for me yes maybe temps of ram are 2° less but i don't mind
i would be more worried of the drop of thermal paste that is not spread out- so i think your gpu core does not make good contact
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for me yes maybe temps of ram are 2° less but i don't mind
i would be more worried of the drop of thermal paste that is not spread out- so i think your gpu core does not make good contact
looks like the thermal paste application is not the issue , the GPU is not overheating .

you mean the pads? the pads must be non conductive but has ability to transfer the heat to heatsink
this pads will work fine ?
 
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