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mariadwyer
Journeyman III

Thermal Pads recommendations for Sapphire Nitro + 5700 XT?

I am new in modding graphic cards and i am looking for some tips on modding my sapphire nitro + 5700XT and i am wondering if anyone have/had this card and added thermal pads on it that could help me with the recommended pads and thickess of them for this card.

I saw in a video that the pads are 1mm on the vrams and 2.5mm on the backplate but haven't opened mine to verify myself and i would prefer to wait until i am sure and can purchase the pads before hand.

If those thickess are correct, would those be the best sizes to use or would adding a thicker size (lets say 1.5mm) create problems with the contact points?

Any assistance or recommendations you can provide are greatly appreciated!

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doncor7
Adept I

Write to technical support. You need to specify - P /N of the video card.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X; MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon MAX WIFI; Sapphire NITRO plus RX 590 8G; 16Gb DDR4 G.Skill Trident Z 3200GHz CL14; Seasonic Focus-GX-750W 80 Gold Plus; LG 27GL650F UltraGear 144 Hz FHD; Windows 11 Pro x64; Kingston KC2500 M2; Crucial MX500; WD Blue - 1T 2x.
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RPX100
Challenger

@mariadwyer it is very important to use the correct pad thickness.

Using thicker pads on the VRAMs could cause contact issues on the GPU die/thermal paste.
Which would then lead to overheating and the paste might not have contact to the entire GPU die.

Your best bet are the teardown videos on YouTube. Just stick to the name and model of your card.
I have had bad luck myself with contacting support - they most likely will just state to not disassemble the card yourself.

I did replace the pads and paste on my own ASRock RX 5700 XT without problems. But with no help from support.

 

--- [ CPU: Ryzen 7 3800XT | GPU: ASRock RX 5700XT Challenger Pro 8GB | driver: 22.1.2 ]
--- [ MB: MSI B550-A Pro AGESA 1.2.0.5 | RAM: 2x 16GB 3600-CL16 | chipset: 3.10.08.506 ]
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I sent an email to Sapphire support and they gave me the dimensions.
Need to specify - Sapphire Nitro + 5700 XT and P/N.

P / N is needed, because in different series the size of thermal pads may differ. That's what Sapphire said. 

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X; MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon MAX WIFI; Sapphire NITRO plus RX 590 8G; 16Gb DDR4 G.Skill Trident Z 3200GHz CL14; Seasonic Focus-GX-750W 80 Gold Plus; LG 27GL650F UltraGear 144 Hz FHD; Windows 11 Pro x64; Kingston KC2500 M2; Crucial MX500; WD Blue - 1T 2x.
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