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What should I use to glue heat sinks down that don't have stick pads on the back? I sure in the heck don't want to use the Antec permanant thermal adhesive. Thoughts? Looking for something that holds well, easy to find, but also isn't permanant.


I was looking at the Artic G-1 but that stuff you can only get from Artic cooling and who knows how long the shipping is...
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i personally have fantastic success with arctic silver alumina thermal adhesive i used it on my pentium4 rig and it works very well keeps temps under 23C on full load. also used it on my 8800 to glue the ramsinks and VRM sinks on and not one has fallen off after more than 3 months.
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Dude.... what part of read OP do you not understand? that stuff IS PERMANENT!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb;14314698 
Dude.... what part of read OP do you not understand? that stuff IS PERMANENT!

my bad...
no offense but you made a misleading title..
anyway back on topic such a thing doesn't exist you either have thermal adhesive or paste which will not hold it on. the only other option is thermal tape.
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Said glue yo. Some silicone based stuff that came with my AXP works great....
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb;14314722 
Said glue yo. Some silicone based stuff that came with my AXP works great....

there is no such thing as thermal glue does not exist. that's why i thought you meant epoxy/adhesive
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Adhesive, glue, same thing.

I am looking around and I cannot find what I want very easily..

Thermal tape?

Would this stick heat sinks to VRMs and memory like the adhesive on some VGA heat sinks?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10223/thr-75/3M_8815_Thermally_Conductive_Adhesive_Transfer_Tape_-_2_x_2.html

Also sorry for being rude... I am rather tired ATM...
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With Arctic Silver Adhesive, you can dilute it with Arctic Ceramique to make the bond non-permanent. I think the ratio is 50/50 dilution.
    
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