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Old 03-21-2012, 09:55 PM
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Default Where can I find GPU thermal pads used in laptops?

I remember seeing a post some time ago about this but can't seem to find it.

Where can I find the pink or blue thermal foam pads that are commonly found on laptop GPUs? I've been googling my butt off but can't seem to come up with anything but XBOX repair kits and thermal tape which is too thin for my use.
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I remember seeing a post some time ago about this but can't seem to find it.

Where can I find the pink or blue thermal foam pads that are commonly found on laptop GPUs? I've been googling my butt off but can't seem to come up with anything but XBOX repair kits and thermal tape which is too thin for my use.
You will have a hard time finding those since most people in their right mind would never CHOOSE to use them. If you are trying to find one for a GPU with overheating issues (or even if not) I would look for copper shims. They work way better and can drop the temperature down 10-20 degrees.
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I agree with PCX. I just had a copper shim attached to a GPU on a dv7. With new thermal paste and the shim, it's like a new computer.
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I agree were possible use copper shims like these on found on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_n....c0.m270.l1313 combined with reputable thermal paste. Just be sure you get the right size and thickness of the shim otherwise you may find it puts other components out of alignment.
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Wow. eBay in the US has 10 pages of copper shim sellers, most of them referring to dvx000. Are there really that many buyers out there shimming these things?
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