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First post, by melbar

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I am already cleaning my VGA coolers for my Geforce 6 and 7 cards.
It's the arctic cooling nv silencer 5.

Do i need new pad's onto the DDR1 /DDR3 ram chips? Or it is also possible to put little MX-2 paste on it... ?

nv silencer 5 from my 6800:

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nv silencer 5 from my 7800:

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Reply 2 of 3, by melbar

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The pads on the cooler of my 7800 (see bottom picture), comes without any thermal paste.

On the pads of my 6800, there was only little paste but it's consistence is different to the arctic MX-2 or MX-4 paste i normally use.

Reply 3 of 3, by lost77

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Considering the age of the cards I would replace them. They can get a bit harder with age.

At some point the pads wont "spring back" into the original form and you cant be sure how good the contact between the chip and the heatsink will be once you re-attach it.

No point risking anything, pads aren't very expensive.