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justwondering
Journeyman III

correct thermal pad depth dimensions for a Reference edition RX 5700 XT card?

Help please; does anyone know the correct thermal pad depth dimensions for a Reference edition RX 5700 XT card?

Help and advice, I am trying to replace some thermal pads on a RX 5700XT the main issue is, that the past owner has already replaced them, but it is clear they have done a pretty terrible job and I cannot really trust what they have used as been the correct depth, they have not even cut them to the right size to cover each of the memory chips fully...the card works but the temps are way higher than any review temps I have seen.

For the memory they have used 1mm depth and for the chips next to the VRM’s they have used 2mm.

Under normal circumstances, I would just measure the depth of the pad and order some good quality thermal pad material to replace the pads with.

So I am playing a bit of a guessing game, I have watched a few YouTube videos and too my eyes I am guessing they should be 1.5mm but that is a guess.

Please see the Steves Gamersnexus YouTube link below at 6 minutes and 11 seconds you get a pretty good look at the thermal pads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud8Bco0dk6Q

Would the instructions for fitting an EK waterblock be a good guide ? Or would the EK water block use different depth of thermal pads compared with the original AMD reference edition thermal pads ?

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109819401.pdf



Help and advice very much appreciated.

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