Cooling Thermal Pad Replacement, Benefits?

kodakrome

Efficiency Noob
Original poster
Dec 6, 2018
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I was wondering if anyone has any experience with thermal pad replacement. Specifically, I was reading Confusis' review of the ASRock’s Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac which identified some off-brand thermal pad.

In general, I was wondering if anyone had seen benefits of replacing, adding, or removing thermal pad in their builds?
 

Solo

King of Cable Management
Nov 18, 2017
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For an M.2 drive? It matters about as much as RGB. It doesn't need to be there.
 
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