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I was removing the cooling block from my Striker II Extreme to apply some better tim when the plate cooling my voltage regulator detached from the fusion block. It seems to have been glued on initially however is there a more efficient way to reattach them. I have just ordered some Sekisu 5760 is this any good? Does anyone recommend a better solution?

Thanks in advance

http://instagr.am/p/JalgmSGvb6/
Edited by gamesmonkey - 4/14/12 at 2:54pm
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Link not working mate, might want to re-upload.
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Link to picture is broken
    
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Sorry it's on now. Having to use my mobile at the moment
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Can anybody help?
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Solder??
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HOW THE FFFFFUUUU?!?!?!?

I'd suggest using some Arctic alumina to put it back on...that stuff is like a thermal super glue!
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Well, the picture does work, so that's a plus smile.gif

Um. I'll admit, I'm not exactly familiar with the Striker 2 as I never owned it, but by the edges of the heatsinks it seems they used a pushpin style mechanism to lock down the heatsink to the board. Simple reinsertion of those pushpins (they're little plastic caps with two legs for a lack of better words) should solve your problem. This imo, would be your best option.

The other option would be to sue thermal adhesive (such as the ArcticSilver Adhesive) keep in mind, with thermal adhesive you're pretty much locked in forever with it, it's extremely powerful as far as adhesion is concerned, you get one shot to let it cure. Though before the curation is complete it is still flexible and redo-able. However, the Sekisui 5760 is good thermal tape. plus it would be much easier to apply than thermal glue. Otherwise, that's always an option too in case the Sekisui doesn't have enough adhesion capability.
    
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Those fins are normally soldered to the plate, looks like ASUS is being a bit sloppy.

I would sand off that extra adhesive and replace it with something like Arctic Alumina adhesive, as a prior poster mentioned.
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Well, the picture does work, so that's a plus smile.gif
Um. I'll admit, I'm not exactly familiar with the Striker 2 as I never owned it, but by the edges of the heatsinks it seems they used a pushpin style mechanism to lock down the heatsink to the board. Simple reinsertion of those pushpins (they're little plastic caps with two legs for a lack of better words) should solve your problem. This imo, would be your best option.
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... Yeah its not coming of with Alumina...but reattaching the base of the heatsink to the fins...I don't think he'll EVER need to pull those apart thumb.gif
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