View Full Version : Torn EK Thermal Pads on used WB

02-17-2011, 10:03 AM
I recently bought an EK block used for my 6870. The previous owner did a great job at cutting the thermal pads to size but when he removed the pads from the ram chips a couple of them are torn in half and one is torn in 3 pieces...

Is it safe to install the torn pads by putting the pieces back together or do I need to buy new pads?

02-17-2011, 10:10 AM
It will be fine to use the torn ones.

02-17-2011, 10:31 AM
It's probably safe, but a big piece of thermal pad can be bought for less than $3 - you should consider getting that instead.

Having bought one piece recently, it's enough to cover all RAM modules and have about 30% of the pad left (for mistakes :D )

02-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Thanks guys.. They weren't torn all that bad. I was able to piece them together perfectly last night. Just wanted to verify that it would be ok before I filled the loop this evening.