How Was It without the Gap Thermal Pad?

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Without a gap thermal pad or some other type of thermal interface material (TIMs), there would be a gap between the heat-generating component (such as a RAM or GPU) and the heat sink or other cooling system. This gap would impede the transfer of heat from the component to the cooling system, which could lead to the component overheating and potentially failing.

In the absence of a TIMs, the heat generated by the component would have to be dissipated through the air, which is a poor conductor of heat. This would result in the component running at a higher temperature than it should, potentially leading to decreased performance and a shorter lifespan.

In addition, without a TIMs, there is a risk of air pockets or gaps forming between the component and the cooling system, which could further impede the transfer of heat and increase the risk of overheating.

Overall, it's important to use a proper TIMs, such as a gap thermal pad or other thermal interface material, to ensure efficient heat transfer and prevent damage to electronic components.

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Updated on:2023-07-10 10:06:55