Originally Posted by bsr5
so does that mean if you wanna use Arctic Silver you have to put it on the memory chips also?? that cant be right?
The memory chip pads dont get stuck to the heatsink or anything do they? Would it be easy to take it back off once it's been seated and screwed down?
I did not use AC5 on the GPU memory chips. There are thermal pads for memory chips on heatsink and I left them there. The thermal pads are thicker and I suspect that the chips do not contact the heatsink directly. Typically thermal pads retain their shape as long as they are cool. I would never attempt to work with a cooler that utilizes thermal pads until everything has cooled off completely. There are places to buy thermal pads as well is needed.
I do wish there was a better option for cooling the memory chips but without knowing how big the space is between heat sink and chips it would be pretty hard to figure out.