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You're running a relatively low power E3200.... I think you're fine tongue.gif

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You're running a relatively low power E3200.... I think you're fine tongue.gif

i went ahead and bought 4 packs of those coolers. now we wait till they get here. thanks for the help.
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I would have gone with some enzotech mos-c1 sinks. They actually managed to keep the vrms on my GTX280 under control and they ran really hot. I've never been impressed with aluminum ram sinks.
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thermal adhesive biggrin.gif

Yeah the thermal tape. That's what I am saying over time the constant expansion and contraction has got to cause for the tape to lose it's ability to hold together and I get the feeling that it will fall off. And to the comment about me running an E3200 lol yes of course not this system but I also have my brother's system with i5-750 overclocked to 3.8ghz on a Gigabyte motherboard with no mosfet cooling but it barely feels warm when running prime95. On the otherhand when I had my i7-920 running at 4.0ghz the mosfets on the eVGA x58 SLI motherboard got really hot.
    
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Yeah the thermal tape. That's what I am saying over time the constant expansion and contraction has got to cause for the tape to lose it's ability to hold together and I get the feeling that it will fall off. And to the comment about me running an E3200 lol yes of course not this system but I also have my brother's system with i5-750 overclocked to 3.8ghz on a Gigabyte motherboard with no mosfet cooling but it barely feels warm when running prime95. On the otherhand when I had my i7-920 running at 4.0ghz the mosfets on the eVGA x58 SLI motherboard got really hot.

thermal adhesive is NOT TAPE! its thermal epoxy it will never come off unless you rip the part you used it on off the PCB.
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thermal adhesive is NOT TAPE! its thermal epoxy it will never come off unless you rip the part you used it on off the PCB.

If you mix it with normal thermal paste like AS ceramiqe it won't be completely permanent.

I like to use SEKISUI thermal tape when ever possible. The stuff works very well.
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If you mix it with normal thermal paste like AS ceramiqe it won't be completely permanent.
I like to use SEKISUI thermal tape when ever possible. The stuff works very well.

why would you mix it with thermal paste?

also on a side not i took my CPU fan off (done this before on my last system) and the VRM's went up maybe 1-2C hotter tops but still barely above room temp even while running prime 95 for over an hour.
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If you put any metal based compounds on the VRMs they will short out and not function properly. If your lucky you can just wipe it off and go about your day, if your not...well.

Use thermal tape to hold them on, it's solid in there...and keep in mind thermal tape is different than a pad.
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why would you mix it with thermal paste?

So you can pop the sinks off should you ever need an rma or before a sale. Something like that.
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If you put any metal based compounds on the VRMs they will short out and not function properly. If your lucky you can just wipe it off and go about your day, if your not...well.
Use thermal tape to hold them on, it's solid in there...and keep in mind thermal tape is different than a pad.

i agree, I'll buy some thermal tape i got tons of ramsinks i can throw on them.
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So you can pop the sinks off should you ever need an rma or before a sale. Something like that.

i guess that's a decent idea but not for something like a GPU or VRM.
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