Question Thermal pad thickness for RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA ?

davidoc

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Hello everyone,

Straight question: what thickness is needed for the thermal pads on this card?

VRAM?
VRM?
MOS?
Backplate?

Thanks in advance! :D
 

Vineet is genius

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Why are you taking it apart to change the thermal pads?
i think he should be having some issues with the temps since nvidia (idk why) uses cheap thermal pads
one of my friends had the same issue with this gpu, It was just a month old
he used Gelid Ultimate 1.5mm for the front side and 2mm sheet for the back side
memory temps were a lot better after changing the pads
 

USAFRet

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i think he should be having some issues with the temps since nvidia (idk why) uses cheap thermal pads
one of my friends had the same issue with this gpu, It was just a month old
he used Gelid Ultimate 1.5mm for the front side and 2mm sheet for the back side
memory temps were a lot better after changing the pads
"temps were a lot better after " does not necessarily result in better performance or longevity.

Lower temp is one thing, but if it was within standard operating range before...why bother?
 

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