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What is the thickness of the XFX RX 580 GTS XXX 8gb thermal pad?

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I got a rx 580 xfx GTS XXX from aliexpress, and by the time I arrived I wanted to open it to change the thermal pad and thermal pads (the pads only if necessary) but I don't know the original thickness of the fat boy pads. Does anyone have this information or know where I can?

Besides, I was thinking about getting this thermal pad, is it good for me?

(Sorry for my flawed English)
 
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I got a rx 580 xfx fat boy from aliexpress, and by the time I arrived I wanted to open it to change the thermal pad and thermal pads (the pads only if necessary) but I don't know the original thickness of the fat boy pads. Does anyone have this information or know where I can?

Besides, I was thinking about getting this thermal pad, is it good for me?

(Sorry for my flawed English)
Send a message to @XFXSupport
 
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You have to disassemble the heatsink to get at the thermal pads. When you do so, I would renew the thermal paste of the GPU Die too, mostly they use thermal paste for the GPU Die. The thickness I don't know but I would try 1mm pads. If they are too thick it's no prob as you can squeeze them easily.
 

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You have to disassemble the heatsink to get at the thermal pads. When you do so, I would renew the thermal paste of the GPU Die too, mostly they use thermal paste for the GPU Die. The thickness I don't know but I would try 1mm pads. If they are too thick it's no prob as you can squeeze them easily.
Most will not do that on a brand new card due to warranty sticker (outside us)
 
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Ask XFX........
Not sure if he will get a satifying answer from the support team, as eidairaman1 said, that's against their warranty policy to remove heatsink.

Edit: You can also measure the factory thermal pads after removing the heatsink.
 
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Not sure if he will get a satifying answer from the support team, as eidairaman1 said, that's against their warranty policy to remove heatsink.

Edit: You can also measure the factory thermal pads after removing the heatsink.
And? Isn't it against everyone's warranty policy to remove the heatsink, isn't it? And I thought that was supposed to be allowed now anyway?

Still, it doesn't hurt to ask... if anyone knows, they will. I've asked other board/card partners this information and received it. Getting it from the horse's mouth is always best. ;)
 

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Ask XFX........
I texted @XFXSupport as @eidairaman1 suggested and got the following answer (I don't know if it's an official profile):

Hello,

I dont know offhand, you may want to make a ticket. Its atleast .2MM, but less than 1mm
I contacted XFX directly and the RMA provider that operates in my country but got no response yet.

Not sure if he will get a satifying answer from the support team, as eidairaman1 said, that's against their warranty policy to remove heatsink.

Edit: You can also measure the factory thermal pads after removing the heatsink.
Yes, the problem is that I am buying this card by aliexpress, which takes a while (already took 20 days or less, but already had an order that took 3 months or +) to get to my house. and I already wanted to buy the pads together (the ones I mentioned in the initial post, also from aliexpress) to change as soon as I could
 
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I dont know offhand, you may want to make a ticket. Its atleast .2MM, but less than 1mm
;)

So you have a margin from 0.2 to 0.9...I would go for the 1mm, if they are a little too big no problem as you can squeeze them
 

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at the detriment of performance (albeit likely not by much)... but yes. :)
a 1.5mm middle ground maybe a good one? (I found it in an aliexpress ad where a buyer asked about the thickness and another reviewer answered 1-1.5). Also would these thermal pads be good for replacement?


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Not too thick, if 1mm is enough then I would not use an 1.5mm pad. 12.5 W/mK is a nice value, so yes I mean they are good pads
 
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I'd check and see if replacing the pads voids the warranty beofre asting manufacturer tech support anything. The route I usually take, if its a popular / performance card, EK will make a water block for it. You can download the instructions (PDF) and they usually unclude the pad thinknesses. FujiPoly might be able to tell you also.
 
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