Originally Posted by maynard14
hi sir, thanks for the advice,. is electric tape enough for this mission? aha i mean can i leave the electric tape on the gpu ? or just ordinary masking tape ?
I think either should be fine, electrical would be less likely to conduct, I don't know how conductive masking usually is though, but like sugarhell said, you just clean off any overflow before using it, the tape just makes it slightly easier by catching the overflow instead of letting it touch the surrounding components, shouldn't really need to leave the tape there when using it if you placed the block correctly beforehand.
so in a nutshell;
place tape around die/silicon, over the little components but not on the silicon itself really
> place and spread paste all over silicon
> place block on correctly
> any overflow should be caught on the tape, remove said tape and you should be able to place the block again and shouldn't have any overflow
> place and remove block again to be sure and you should then have a perfect coating ready for use.
keeping in mind though, if the tape is thick enough it could stop the block going all the way down, so good to test without it there to be sure. Someone had a picture here of theirs before but I cant remember how far back in the topic it was...
EDIT: ah here we are;
Edited by Paul17041993 - 2/18/14 at 5:30pm
Originally Posted by tsm106
CLU for the win. Masking tape for applying and removal. Use a baby wipe to wipe it off.