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I was wondering if anyone could point me to a mod that fills in the gaps on a Direct Heat Pipe Transfer cooler?

I'm wondering if there is a guide to fill the gaps with solder instead of thermal compound. I have a fine-tip soldering iron with selectable wattage. One thing though, would the solder melt from CPU temperatures? I'd like to know the minimum melting temperature of rosin-core solder. And, is rosin-core solder ok to use on this?
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Average melting point for 60/40 rosin core solder is ~188C (371F). I don't know how useful this would be though, I've seen threads on various forums debating the idea of using solder instead of thermal paste (soldering their coolers to the CPU usually) and from memory they usually come to the conclusion that even if it was possible, it wouldn't be worthwhile as solder is less thermally conductive than most thermal pastes.
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Hmm, I wonder what elements make up your average rosin-core solder. And based on its conductivity regardless, I guess it wouldn't be a viable candidate for filling in the gaps. Better to use some thermal paste. Thanks for the info. And I also find it weird that people actually solder their heatsinks to the CPU heatspreader. kookoo.gif
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