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So when they finaly get a god 16x/16x Crossfire/Intel mobo I want one, but how woul I refit my cpu block? The sticky pad thingy (On the back of the Mobo) isn't likely to come off in one go for me to re-use.

Also, is it worth adding in a NB block?
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post #2 of 8
Just re-apply whatever TIM you used. Be it AS5, MX-1, Shin-Etsu, etc.

For the NB, just get a third party air cooler for it if it's too hot.
No need to add another block to the loop.
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I should have been a bit more specific, I mean the pad between the mounting bracket and the mobo.

I'm useing my OCZ Thermal paste stuff.


For the Northbridge, I don't want to add more fans. I'd like a nice quite setup. (+Airflow sucks)
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post #4 of 8
make a new one outa some tape and cardboard. Or you Probly could find some thick 2 sided tape to use to.
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post #5 of 8
Getting the pad off is a major challenge ( and a major pain ). I was successful in removing the pad for my Tuniq Tower twice, with a lot of patience and a fine-tipped knife. I poked at it slowly while peeling it off. Still, the pad was pretty chewed up. What I learned from that is to coat the back of the mobo with electrical tape before installing the pad to help facillitate removal , should I decide to change mobos or reseat the HSF.

You might think about contacting the manufacturer of your CPU cooler and asking for a replacement pad before your motherboard arrives.
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make a new one outa some tape and cardboard. Or you Probly could find some thick 2 sided tape to use to.
Didn't think about that.

Not sure how well it would work though... Carboard can't be good for heat.
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post #7 of 8
I managed to get my BT's back plate pad off - but i ripped it all to hell

I suggest trying to carefully pry it off, if no luck just rip it all off, clean with alcohol and then just use foam sticky tape or something else that is a bit easier to remove.
    
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post #8 of 8
Well wrap a piece of cardboard or foam in electric tape or pipe tape. That should keep it safe from the heat.
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