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replace thermal paste

Post by Hucklebuck » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:38 am

I took apart my GC to install GC Loader and accidentally removed the heatsink. So now I want to replace the thermal paste and or pad. What thickness is the thermal pad? Should I use paste with it? I didn't remove the material but it did get disturbed.
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Re: replace thermal paste

Post by PlatypusWithCheese » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:08 am

no paste on thermalpads. same thickness as the ones that are/were on there.
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Re: replace thermal paste

Post by Hucklebuck » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:52 pm

What thickness is the thermal pad?
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Re: replace thermal paste

Post by Hucklebuck » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:59 am

I don't understand how we have ODE's, HDMI output, and alternate software for the Gameboy Player, etc. And nobody seams to know the thickness of the thermal pads used on the Gamecube.
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Re: replace thermal paste

Post by Papy.G » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:35 am

You may be able to measure the remains of yours.

I have messed with some on one of my cubes, i just gathered the remains and put everything back in place.

Thermal pads are probably a little over 1mm thick in the cube.
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Re: replace thermal paste

Post by liquitt » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:17 pm

what do you mean - 'it got disturbed' ?

these thermal pads are probably the most durable ones to date. going through my boxes of old gamecube stuff i found a mainboard from around 15 years ago where i wrapped the heatsink + pads loosely in some piece of scrap foil and what can i say? i'd still use that one.
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