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Old June 6, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Default Waterblock thermal paste

So my buddy is installing a waterblock on his 6990.

He watched some review

YouTube - ‪DD-6990 Block Install on the ATi HD 6990‬‏

I thought you would use thermal paste regardless what the heat source is? He is going to buy some Shin Etsu G751 and use that for the gpu's but should the memory be on tape or still paste?

Is there any downside to using paste instead of tape and vice versa? I see a lot of talk about tape vs pads etc... but why not use paste?

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Old June 6, 2011, 11:12 AM
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You need pads for certain parts because the gap is too large for paste to work. The block doesn't make direct contact for stuff like memory chips and all the little things all over the card.
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