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Nice video. 

 

Here's a future warning to people about "Never Leave Home Without Your Plastic"

 

 

 

That wet stuff is flux from trying to reflow the module back on =\

 

Overheating + No Credit Card = :doh: 

    
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I have never seen that there is always a first. As you can see in the video I didn't just hold the heat gun in one place,just a sweeping action on the heatsink itself
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Lol yeah, i didn't bother googling for info before i tried removing the heatspreaders. Heating up the tape seemed str8 forward. The front plate came off easy, then on 2 sticks i lost a memory ic removing the back heatspreader. This was less than a week ago. New kits on the way.

 

I used the hot air gun from my reflow station, i don't remember what temp or speed i set it, but definitely didn't use a card. Next time i'm just gonna use my Wagner on a low setting + a CC                        

    
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Lol yeah, i didn't bother googling for info before i tried removing the heatspreaders. Heating up the tape seemed str8 forward. The front plate came off easy, then on 2 sticks i lost a memory ic removing the back heatspreader. This was less than a week ago. New kits on the way.

I used the hot air gun from my reflow station, i don't remember what temp or speed i set it, but definitely didn't use a card. Next time i'm just gonna use my Wagner on a low setting + a CC                        
A buddy of mine mentioned grizzly heat guns it is about 25 bucks and heat adjustable.
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Nice video. 

Here's a future warning to people about "Never Leave Home Without Your Plastic"







That wet stuff is flux from trying to reflow the module back on =\

Overheating + No Credit Card = doh.gif  

I have seen people use a plastic ruler and I was told you can use dental floss not sure waxed or unwaxed though. The method I used seemed to work pretty well.
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The front plate came off easy, then on 2 sticks i lost a memory ic removing the back heatspreader. This was less than a week ago. New kits on the way.

That wasn't covered under warranty, was it?
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I used the hot air gun from my reflow station, i don't remember what temp or speed i set it, but definitely didn't use a card. Next time i'm just gonna use my Wagner on a low setting + a CC                        

Do you have a hot air reflow station or a combo hot air + infrared station?
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A buddy of mine mentioned grizzly heat guns it is about 25 bucks and heat adjustable.

 

My Reflow Station/Gun is a WEP 858D+. It's adjustable from like 100C to 500C, also the air speed has a dial that goes from 1-8 with a bunch of increments in between. Also have the Wagner Digital Heatgun with like 8 temps and 3 speeds. I have the tools. Just overconfidence i guess =\

 

Heating up the Thermal Tape didn't seem like something i could easily screw up. WRONG!!!! lol

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I have seen people use a plastic ruler and I was told you can use dental floss not sure waxed or unwaxed though. The method I used seemed to work pretty well.

 

I used a Razor for the rest of the kit, and it worked out fine. I was just posting those pics as a cautionary warning for people. I'm not particularly proud of my n00b mistake :o

I have a new kit en-route from Newegg. I'll definitely be using a Credit Card with a standard heatgun at low heat this time.

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That wasn't covered under warranty, was it?

 

Lol, removing the heatsinks so you can watercool is definitely not covered. You can remove the top fin. That's it

I coulda definitely tried pulling a quick one on them by reflowing the modules back on and sending in for RMA. It was my fault though. Not G.Skills or Neweggs

 

Newegg recently accepted a Black Screen 290x back from me like 2 weeks after the 30day window had expired. I didn't have all the parts for my build yet so it was a while before i could test it. I thought i was screwed and stuck with it. I was real impressed that they took it back even though they were legally off the hook for it. I wouldn't return the favor by RMA'ing Ram that i broke :p

 

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Quote:
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I used the hot air gun from my reflow station, i don't remember what temp or speed i set it, but definitely didn't use a card. Next time i'm just gonna use my Wagner on a low setting + a CC                        

Do you have a hot air reflow station or a combo hot air + infrared station?

 

It's a Hot Air Reflow Station. Just a gun. No oven or infrared. WEP 858D+


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Nice! I saw a similar video for Corsair Vengeance and EK Monarch kit on Utube. Its the same method that you describe. I have Trident too, waiting to buy a heat gun next month thumb.gif.
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Nice! I saw a similar video for Corsair Vengeance and EK Monarch kit on Utube. Its the same method that you describe. I have Trident too, waiting to buy a heat gun next month thumb.gif.
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