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Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation

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2021/05/16 07:36:04 (permalink)
EVGA 2080 Super FTW3 (08G-P4-3287-KS)

Can you confirm that I have placed all thermal pads in all the correct places? For some reason I could not upload the images, so here is the link


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https://www.icloud.com/sh.edalbum/#B12GWBC59GHI9uP

Also can I use a thermal pad in lieu of puddy? If yes, what size?
post edited by USMC7312 - 2021/05/16 09:02:46
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 08:59:06 (permalink)
    I found these instructions on EKs site.

    https://www.icloud.com/sh.edalbum/#B12GWBC59GHI9uP
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 11:41:40 (permalink)
    Your using the stock cooler or the EK block ?  EK block - you would remove the mid-plate
     
    That looks to be a photo of the Mid-plate that is between the Air cooler & the PCB
     
     


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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 11:43:49 (permalink)
    I am going back to the stock 3 fans and heat sink. Yes it is. I have pictures that are updated with labels

    https://www.icloud.com/sh.edalbum/#B12JsHvHoJ53IBA
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 11:51:20 (permalink)
     
    I'm only seeing the one Long strip - you have marked in Red on right side of photo.  Though the view of the removed cooler does show one small pad on it
     
     
    Some good photos found here: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW 3 Ultra Review
     

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 11:52:32 (permalink)
    I was just looking at that. It doesn’t tell me the thickness of the pad though, but that tell me where the pads must be. I also don’t know what if anything can be substituted for the puddy?
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 11:56:42 (permalink)
    you can use thermal pads
     
    I'll look for an old post I remember seeing listing a thermal putty

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 12:00:02 (permalink)
    I am fine using a pad as I have plenty. Can I use 2mm pads in lieu of the puddy? Can I use 2mm pads everywhere or do some require 1.0mm and others 2.0mm?
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 12:11:05 (permalink)
    Found it
     
    https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/3212541
     
    If you need new thermal putty, https://www.amazon.com/dp...f=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
    As with any thermal pad ..... do a dry (no TIM) test assembly - the thermal pad needs to be slightly compressed to function well
     
    - never stack thermal pads - use a thicker one for proper heat transfer
     
    nice photos & explained here: https://www.ekwb.com/blog...al-interface-material/

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 12:14:57 (permalink)
    But can I use 2.0mm pads everywhere
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 13:01:12 (permalink)
    It seems like I would want to cover more like everything inside the red boundaries? Also can I use 2.0 mm pads everywhere or do I have to use 1.0mm pads in certain places

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/16 16:45:25 (permalink)
    I found this but it is old in the FAQ

    If you choose to replace the thermal pads on your graphics card, you will want to use thermal pads which are 1.0mm thick. This is the same for all of our graphics cards regardless of the generation. Typically, thermal pads come in packs of strips and then you would want to cut them down to the length you need.

    However the Geforce GTX 1080Ti FTW3 and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N have different thicknesses for thermal pads around the card

    The ones on the underside of the baseplate, which contact components on the PCB, are all 1.25mm in thickness.
    The ones on the top of the baseplate, which contact the heatsink are 0.75mm and 0.25mm, 2 of each.
    The ones on the backplate are all 2.0mm thick except for the square one on the back of the GPU die, which is 0.75mm thick.

    The thicknesses can vary by .25mm without any issues on the replacement pads
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/17 09:53:20 (permalink)
    Contact Tech Support
     
    I looked and never found a thread on the EVGA Forums with the official pad thicknesses - email support

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/18 08:51:41 (permalink)
    Spoke to EVGA support and 1.5mm to 2.0mm thermal pads are approved
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/05/18 12:27:48 (permalink)
    thanks for sharing the information

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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/06/01 16:35:01 (permalink)
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    Spoke to EVGA support and 1.5mm to 2.0mm thermal pads are approved

    +1
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    Re: Thermal Pads 2080 Super FTW3 Confirmation 2021/06/02 06:32:23 (permalink)
    You could also upgrade your thermal pads while you're at it if you want. These are a little pricey but they don't degrade and turn oily like others seem to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZSELP3O/?pldnSite=1
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