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790fx-gd70 NB/SB/Mosfet heatsink needs a fan

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I have a MSI 790gx-gd70 MB which was reporting in speedfan high temps from the northbridge of 76c and above (the heatsink is shared with the NB, SB and mosfet chipsets) so I did some research and found out that MSI uses really bad TIM so I removed the heatsink and cleaned the old TIM off and applied some OCZ which fixed the problem and drooped it down by like 20c. So here is my question now, I want to attach a few fans to the NB/SB/mosfet heatsinks without it looking tacky like string & zipties would do or marring the heatsink like screws would just in case I happen to have to RMA it. I was thinking thermal double sided tape. Is this a good idea? I dont know if at what temps, if any, that the tape breaks down. If this IS a good idea is there particular brand/type that I should get? Thanks in advance.
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I used the stock fan from my AMD cpu cooler and used 2 sides tape.

Fan was pretty quiet and pushed alot of air right where i wanted it.
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Do you mean two sided tape and if u dow what kind did you use?
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I used this 2 sided tape.
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