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Cooling Thermal pad in H80i any good or should I replace?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dinoscothern, 18 Aug 2013.

  1. dinoscothern

    dinoscothern Member

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    Looks like there is a thermal pad on the copper plate in my new H80i.
    Back in the day (when I was a lad) these things were thought rubbish and stuff like Artic Silver was the stuff of choice.
    Should I remove the pad and use a normal 'thermal' compound like AS, or should it be fine?
     
  2. Uxon

    Uxon Member

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    Err, didn't think the corsair all in one coolers used pads but I might be wrong, used to be they pre-applied some paste which was pretty reasonable paste but if you prefer to use your own thermal compound it will probably be a couple of degrees C cooler.
     
  3. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

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    My H80i came with paste applied. I would put some decent paste on.
     
  4. dinoscothern

    dinoscothern Member

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    Mmm maybe it was paste, but looked like a pad, well too late now.
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Definitely doesn't come with a pad, I remember reading it would come with shin-etsu paste on it which is one of the best paste.
     
  6. dinoscothern

    dinoscothern Member

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    What is the preferered thermal paste these days?
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    provided you avoid the really cheap ****, the difference between most types thermal goo is negligible...
     
  8. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    It's not a thermal pad it's a square of thermal compound that looks to be screen printed on or something.

    Either way the stuff on my H100 has proven to be perfectly adequate.
     
  9. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    I have the h80i and the paste on works fine
     
  10. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    dow corning, not shin-etsu

    either way the stuff that comes with the h80i is as good as, if not better than the majority of after-market goop
     

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