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Asus Rampage II Gene x58 thermal pad thickness

Hi guys! I bought Asus x58 board for 25€. The seller said that it has Northbridge overheating issue. I havent bought prosessor for it yet to test it, but i wanna change the thermal paste and the pads first. The store where i'm gonna order the pads from sells 3 different thickness Arctic pads which are 0.5mm, 1mm and 1.5mm. I was wondering if anyone know's which pads i should go for? For the thermal paste i normally use Noctua NT-H1. If anyone has any tips for my project please let me know.


  • For the Northbridge use thermal paste not a thermal pad.

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  • MaduliMaduli Posts: 2
    Yes i know that but the vrm heatsink it attached to nortbridge heatsink with heatpipe and i've read that if you remove the vrm heatsink you should replace the thermal pad also. 
  • 0.5mm the springs should pull the heatisnk down and fill the gap so nothing to worry about. The thermal paste on these boards is absolute crap though the asus ones are much better than the gigabyte ones I suspect to be actual wood filler.
    I'd recommend cable tying a 50mm fan to the northbridge which should reduce temps anoth 30C if you bclk overclock, but go to the trouble of buying a 3 pin one that can run quietly.
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