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User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
5 months ago#11
GuerillaGorilla posted...
there is a sticky plastic film around a gpu

The protective film from shipping?
lol, yeah, get that s*** off your GPU.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
5 months ago#12
You mean the plastic film that protects the pre-applied paste? Did you just put your own paste on top of all that and try to put a heatsink on it?
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User Info: GuerillaGorilla

GuerillaGorilla
5 months ago#13
wildog2006 posted...
GuerillaGorilla posted...
there is a sticky plastic film around a gpu

The protective film from shipping?
lol, yeah, get that s*** off your GPU.

SilentCaay posted...
You mean the plastic film that protects the pre-applied paste? Did you just put your own paste on top of all that and try to put a heatsink on it?

Nah, those aren't it. After some reading, I realized it's to keep the circuits from touching other metal stuff and short circuiting or something conductive or whatever. It's supposed to be there.
https://imgur.com/UkqOwoOl
That's the film I'm talking about. I just wasn't sure if it was okay to have some paste under there.
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User Info: saltedham

saltedham
5 months ago#14
GuerillaGorilla posted...
wildog2006 posted...
GuerillaGorilla posted...
there is a sticky plastic film around a gpu

The protective film from shipping?
lol, yeah, get that s*** off your GPU.

SilentCaay posted...
You mean the plastic film that protects the pre-applied paste? Did you just put your own paste on top of all that and try to put a heatsink on it?

Nah, those aren't it. After some reading, I realized it's to keep the circuits from touching other metal stuff and short circuiting or something conductive or whatever. It's supposed to be there.
https://imgur.com/UkqOwoOl
That's the film I'm talking about. I just wasn't sure if it was okay to have some paste under there.

the hells that
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
5 months ago#15
PhilOnDez posted...
With nonconductive paste not really.


Forgive my ignorance, but don't you want it to be conductive? Otherwise how will it transfer the heat?
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User Info: Metalfan49

Metalfan49
5 months ago#16
You want it to be thermally conductive, but electrical conductivity is not particularly desirable.
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thegreatandrewm
5 months ago#17
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Tekken9292
5 months ago#18
thegreatandrewm posted...
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
5 months ago#19
Dragon Nexus posted...
PhilOnDez posted...
With nonconductive paste not really.


Forgive my ignorance, but don't you want it to be conductive? Otherwise how will it transfer the heat?

Thermally, yes. When people mention nonconductive pastes though that means in the sense of electrically conductive.
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
5 months ago#20
PhilOnDez posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
PhilOnDez posted...
With nonconductive paste not really.


Forgive my ignorance, but don't you want it to be conductive? Otherwise how will it transfer the heat?

Thermally, yes. When people mention nonconductive pastes though that means in the sense of electrically conductive.


Ah so it can be one without being the other. Shoulda paid more attention at school I guess.
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