Thermal pads for Titan X?

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  1. wiski15b macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,
    Looking to replace the thermal pads on a gtx Titan X. I heard good things about fujipoly but not sure about thickness and W/mK ratings. Higher the W/mk rating the better? 1mm thickness? Thinner the better? .5mm perhaps?
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    Matt
     
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    May I know why you need to replace that? Titan X is a fairly new card.
     
  3. wiski15b thread starter macrumors regular

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    As it turns out, it seems I have been monitoring my GPU temps with a software that gives me a false reading of 90c all the time and never changes, even under stress test :/ (HWmonitor). I tried a different software and shows what seems to be accurate changes in temps. (magician), but still not sure. I just checked the thermal grease on the die and it was really dry and flakey so I cleaned it, prepped it, and applied some new arctic silver 5. Probably just the thermal grease that needed to be replaced, the pads actually look fine so I think ill leave em alone.
     
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    HWmonitor won't work for GPU without porper FakeSMC plugin.

    You better do the test in Windows (Bootcamp).
     
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    This is one of the reason why I have little cheap SSD for bootcamp only. I use that for gaming, but also it for testing / calibrating the hardware (mainly GPU). I just can't do that in OSX.
     
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    humbug
     
  9. thornslack macrumors regular

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    Logitech gaming software is free, Win/Mac compatible, and can stream GPU/CPU performance stats to your iDevice using their Arx Control app. Might be worth a look. I have only used it occasionally in windows but it's reasonable for monitoring.
     
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    Thanks, will check it out
     
  11. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Just tested, the Logitech software cannot monitor GPU as well.
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  12. wiski15b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gonna install an Ubuntu partition today. Lol
    --- Post Merged, May 27, 2016 ---
    I actually contacted iStat About a week ago. I told them that I need gpu temps and that was one of the main reasons I purchased their software. They messaged me back requesting some logs so I sent them but haven't heard back. Maybe they will be in an upcoming update.....wishful thinking.
     
  13. thornslack macrumors regular

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    Lame. Works in Windows :(

    Thanks for trying.
     
  14. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    That's expected, but anyway, still worth to try.
     
  15. wiski15b thread starter macrumors regular

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    FYI, Just stress tested my Titan X with furmark in Windows. 37c idle 86c max.
     
  16. itdk92 macrumors regular

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    Anybody has a link to a teardown video?

    I really want to change thermal paste on my Titans, too.
     
  17. Christian Schumacher macrumors newbie

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    What about the PCI temp? Isn't that helpful when using Hardware Monitor? Or iStat?
     

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