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Hey all,

I just got a Tuniq Tower, I had some Artic Silver Thermal adhesive kicking around, so that is what I used.

After doing some reading I found out that you should not use AS 5 thermal adhesive, but AS 5 thermal compound.

Is there a big difference, and if so will I be able to remove the adhesive and change to the compound?
    
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post #2 of 43
Dude, sady you are pretty screwed, Unless you can pry that cpu from the heatsink with out damaging the PCB, which is highly unlikely.

Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive = permanent

Arctic Silver Thermal paste = removable
    
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ughhh! Was it the 2-part adhesive?

Check the AS5 website or call customer support, maybe they can help.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DN

sorry Bro....
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Hey all,

I just got a Tuniq Tower, I had some Artic Silver Thermal adhesive kicking around, so that is what I used.

After doing some reading I found out that you should not use AS 5 thermal adhesive, but AS 5 thermal compound.

Is there a big difference, and if so will I be able to remove the adhesive and change to the compound?
Hmmm. You might be in trouble here. Try heating the CPU up by running it loaded and then (while it's still on), after removing any brackets securing the HS to the motherboard, slowly twist the HS around a bit. Hopefully the heat will loosen the adhesive up a bit and you'll be able to remove the HS. Turn the PC off right away if you get the HS off this way, so your CPU doesn't overheat.

Alternatively you may be able to get hold of a solvent that may be able to dissolve the adhesive. Give the people who make the thermal adhesive a call, or e-mail them and see if they know of any solvent you can use.

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post #5 of 43
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Yea,

It was the 2 part adhesive, man I read all this hipe about AS5, I guess I didn't read into it enough.

I should have just used the thermal compound that came with the Tuniq Tower!

My temps are higher now than they were with the Artic Freezer Pro 7, and that is probably the reason why, and now more than likely I can not fix it.

I have just e-mailed AS 5 company to see if they have any suggestions.
    
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The thermal adhesive is 2 part thermal epoxy. And as far as I know, there isn't anything to dissolve or remove it. Thats why they say on their site its permanent.
    
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Gaahhhh! Dood, I feel for you.

Don't give up though. Do some fishing around. Maybe, just maybe you can seperate the components - VERY carefully.

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you can remove the IHS on the CPU

but then your tuniq will have a CPU lid stuck on it
    
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http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...l_adhesive.htm

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Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive IS NOT intended to be used between a CPU and the CPU heatsink.
However, you might be able to freeze it off. I know this works with AS Adhesive mixed with normal AS5. Wrap your processor and HS in a plastic bag. Throw it in the fridge and the adhesive may turn brittle enough to come off. Again, haven't tried it myself but it may work.
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I had a customer that did the same thing. If its been less than 36 hours there is a chance it will come off, be sure you are super easy, twist don't pull the HSF you have to be sure to get the cpu hot turn off your HSF fan and try and get it to almost shutoff temp <-----------BE CAREFUL, you can easily fry your cpu!

Once its hot twist slowly back and forth it should move, just keep doing it!

If all else fails take your mobo out and you will have to use a razor blade and slowly cut the HSF away from the mobo.

For the love of all that is holy if you get it off dont EVER do this again ...lol we all live and learn m8 its ok but it can be expensive if it goes wrong!


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http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...l_adhesive.htm



However, you might be able to freeze it off. I know this works with AS Adhesive mixed with normal AS5. Wrap your processor and HS in a plastic bag. Throw it in the fridge and the adhesive may turn brittle enough to come off. Again, haven't tried it myself but it may work.
This method will work if it has been more than 36 hours!
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