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    Question Do we need to replace the thermal pad for m.2 drives?

    Hi all,

    I need some advice.

    My nmve m.2 drive (Corsair MP510 480GB) needs replacing due to a fault.

    I have it installed in my ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO m.2_1 (bottom slot) with the heatsink; which also included a thermal pad.

    Do I need to replace this thermal pad when replacing my m.2 drive? If so, can you recommend me one?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by pete_agreatguy; 08-06-2020 at 04:45 PM. Reason: corrected m.2 slot to 2_1

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    Memory (part number)F4-3600C16D-16GTZ (G Skill 2x8GB 3600MHz)
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    MonitorSamsung S27D390 27"
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    Question

    I've researched some options quickly on Amazon. Would any of these be any good? If so, which would people recommend?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist...?ref_=wl_share
    Last edited by pete_agreatguy; 08-06-2020 at 05:07 PM. Reason: edited link due to showing personal info

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    If you are careful, there should be no need to replace the thermal pad.

    If something goes wrong... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermal-pad...s%2C136&sr=8-7
    Last edited by Arne Saknussemm; 08-06-2020 at 05:46 PM.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    If you are careful, there should be no need to replace the thermal pad.

    If something goes wrong... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermal-pad...s%2C136&sr=8-7
    Hi Arne, thank you for your reply. Due to the time I need the new part, I looked further through results.

    Would this one be a good enough option? This one I can get the next following day when ordered rather than waiting for the one you linked to (2-3 weeks to arrive).

    I'd rather replace the current one with a new one.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG ZENITH II EXTREME
    ProcessorTHREADRIPPER 3960X
    Memory (part number)TXBD48G4000HC18FBK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    Graphics Card #2SLI is dead to me
    Graphics Card #3Tri SLI is even dead to Nvidia
    Graphics Card #4Quad SLI is dead to everybody especially my credit card
    Sound CardXonar Essence STX
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970/960/950 PRO
    Storage #22x OCZ VERTEX 3/2x WD Caviar Black 500GB / 2x WD RED 2TB/Samsung 1TBSSDs
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop: Dual D5s, Dual Alphacool Monsta 480s, XSPC Raystorm Neo TR4, EK TitanX WaterBlock
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    Power SupplySeasonic 1000 Platinum
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe MK2 ROG Claymore... or Fender Rhodes Electric Piano (MKI 73)
    Mouse Corsair M65Pro or Speedy Gonzalez...not Mickey...don't do Disney!
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    Mouse Pad Mouse don't got his own pad man...lives with me
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    Yeah...looks the same thing to me...should be fine

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    Just to inform, I went and purchased the below thermal pad set and one of these is cooler than the default one which is supplied by Asus with the board. At least 5-8 deg C difference

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07PXG496K

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