Originally Posted by Team Lotus
Where do you purchase the thermal pads? I've never heard of or seen them.
Most electronics companies carries them. mouser.com, digikey.com, farnell.com etc.
Fans are the best way yes, but answer to the question if a thermal paste could be used to increase the effiency of an heatsink is yes. It can be used, and it will increase the effiency.