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    Use k5-pro instead of thermal pads. By using high performance thermal pads you're dumping even more unnecessary heat into an already saturated cooling solution. VRM's can safely work a LOT hotter (usually up to 120C) than cpus and gpus, so don't bother trying to cool them down even more. Not gonna get any performance gains by doing so.

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    Thanks for the recommendation and input👍

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    mine is still holding up since then. i am even doing VR games on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    Use k5-pro instead of thermal pads. By using high performance thermal pads you're dumping even more unnecessary heat into an already saturated cooling solution. VRM's can safely work a LOT hotter (usually up to 120C) than cpus and gpus, so don't bother trying to cool them down even more. Not gonna get any performance gains by doing so.
    should i switch my pads with k5-pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX2000 View Post
    should i switch my pads with k5-pro?
    If it's good enough for you the way it is right now, don't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    Use k5-pro instead of thermal pads. By using high performance thermal pads you're dumping even more unnecessary heat into an already saturated cooling solution. VRM's can safely work a LOT hotter (usually up to 120C) than cpus and gpus, so don't bother trying to cool them down even more. Not gonna get any performance gains by doing so.
    Hello,
    I'm preparing for repaste my GL504GW.

    For CPU/GPU i use Kryonaut
    For the power nodes - i must use thermopads - i can't get any K5-Pro

    Question - What Thermal conductivity (thermopads) for nodes is the best ? 3.5 W/mK ? 6.0 W/mK ? 7.0 W/mK ? 12.0 W/mK ?
    The K5-Pro say's its K > 5.7 W/mK .

    Thanks for support !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mar_ga View Post
    Hello,
    I'm preparing for repaste my GL504GW.

    For CPU/GPU i use Kryonaut
    For the power nodes - i must use thermopads - i can't get any K5-Pro

    Question - What Thermal conductivity (thermopads) for nodes is the best ? 3.5 W/mK ? 6.0 W/mK ? 7.0 W/mK ? 12.0 W/mK ?
    The K5-Pro say's its K > 5.7 W/mK .

    Thanks for support !
    Don't worry about it. K5pro is just as good as a no brand thermal pad. It's good enough. You don't need top quality thermal pads.

    The thing is, the heatsink springs are designed to work with k5pro, not thermal pads (unless your laptop came with pads from the factory, ofc). They're not strong enough to squeeze the pads and make good contact with the dies at the same time. That's why pad thickness is kinda tricky to get 100% right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FULLMETALJACKET7 View Post
    Don't worry about it. K5pro is just as good as a no brand thermal pad. It's good enough. You don't need top quality thermal pads.

    The thing is, the heatsink springs are designed to work with k5pro, not thermal pads (unless your laptop came with pads from the factory, ofc). They're not strong enough to squeeze the pads and make good contact with the dies at the same time. That's why pad thickness is kinda tricky to get 100% right.
    I get it.

    But do You think the https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/thermal-pad.html
    Arctic thermal Pad - 6 W/m-K will be ok ?
    The conductivity is not too low ? or too high ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mar_ga View Post
    I get it.

    But do You think the https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/thermal-pad.html
    Arctic thermal Pad - 6 W/m-K will be ok ?
    The conductivity is not too low ? or too high ?
    It's good enough.
    Thermal conductivity values are different depending on the brand, it's hard to compare using that number. What I mean is, there is not a standard testing method they all use to find those thermal conductivity values, so don't worry about that. Unless of course, you're comparing different products by the same manufacturer. Just pick a name brand one and you're good to go.

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    i ended up replacing the thermal pads with K5-Pro. temps are good so far but not worried if the pad did contact or not. Also i just put the paste in a syringe because that stuff gets everywhere.

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