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What GPU thermal pad sizes would need for 2011 Alienware M17xR3


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#1 Sekirei1026

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:41 PM

I have a 2011 Alienware M17xR3, and my AMD Radeon HD 6870M finally went. Unfortunately I removed and threw away the old pads. So if anyone knows what sizes I need, I'll be in your debt.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

Personally I'd avoid the pads & purchase a thermal paste such as Arctic Silver. The cooling will probably be superior.

 

See NewEgg: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100168538%2050001410

 

or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athermal+paste%2Cp_89%3AArctic+Silver+5&keywords=thermal+paste&ie=UTF8&qid=1490322595&rnid=2528832011


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:11 AM

You can buy sheets that you cut to size like this.  You just have to choose which thickness you need, and cut the sheets to size.  I don't know what thickness you'd need for that particular application. Note this type of pad is not suitable for high heat output parts where you would use paste (like on a CPU or GPU chip).  They are suitable for where you need gap filling on low heat output parts, for example between GPU memory chips and the heatsink.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

I already have the thermal paste, just need to know what thickness thermal pads I need.




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