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Can I glue back my heatsinks on My Corsair Vengeance with paper glue?

post #1 of 8
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Hi folks,

Title says it all...

The heatsink on one of my Corsair Vengeance sticks is loose, it barely stands now - it's my fault, a bad manipulation. I've spotted the glue traces on the chips.. It looks like "normal" glue...
Can I use normal paper glue or will it damage the chips? headscratch.gif
post #2 of 8
I think it would do the job but in the long run my come loose again because of the heat coming off them, so it probably wouldn't work too well

Forgot to mention that it probably won't aid in transferring any heat to the heat sinks at all. It will just act as a glue
Edited by Rittzy - 1/6/13 at 5:21am
post #3 of 8
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Thanks. Well OK then my main concern overall is not to burn the chips. We'll see if it works. Anyone can confirm I won't melt my chips using paper glue? I'm not very knowledgeable in chemistry & electronics.
post #4 of 8
Im not really sure what the heat transfer properties of paper glue are.

If you really want to be safe, I'd look into arctic silver adhesive/epoxy. I think it's meant for jobs just like that. However, I don't remember if its non conductive. I would only use it on ram if it is.
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post #5 of 8
Your chips won't melt because of that. But the "normal" glue will just act as glue and not transfer any heat(maybe a bit). It should be alright. Just make sure its properly stuck together.
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post #6 of 8
There is a decent chance that the default heatspreader will stick back if you heat it and/or leave pressured on (say, with a clothes pin) overnight.
post #7 of 8
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So I used "strong glue" in tube, leaved pressure with clothes pins overnight, put the RAM back in the slots and so far it works without problems.

Thread resolved. smile.gif

You CAN use traditional tube glue to glue back your RAM heatsinks. thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
Paper glue should conduct heat well enough because anything is a big improvement over an air gap. However I probably wouldn't use paper glue because it may not stick well and could let the heatsink fall off and short something.

You cannot burn memory by running it without heatsinks, and I wouldn't use epoxy or any hard glue here because the solder joints under the chips might rip off from the different thermal expansion rates. Ordinary silicone rubber sealer is good and has been used for heatsinks in industrial applications, and I like it because it tends to stick better and conduct heat better than tape, and because it's soft it can be removed by slicing through it with a razor.
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