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Before installing the heat sink, see our thermal paste guide for instructions on cleaning and preparing the thermal surfaces and applying a new layer of thermal compound onto the CPU and GPU dies.

For the VRAM chips surrounding the GPU, install thermal pads or a thick thermal paste such as K5-PRO, rather than regular thermal paste.

The above-mentioned "thermal surfaces" are as follows:



The VRAM chips

The heat sink plates

Note that the heat sink does not need new thermal paste. Clean it, but only apply thermal paste to the other surfaces.

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