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AC Accelero S1 thermal paste...!?

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Hi guys,
By this friday my AC Accelero S1 should be coming and I want to be ready for it so I have some questions
1. One question is: would using the TX-1 thermal paste be better than what comes on the heatsink?
2. Second, I heard many reviews say that the ram heatsinks barely stay on. Do you guys have any suggestions to how to deal with this?
3. Third, I've heard about people having problems because there are no Voltage Regulator heatsinks for the 8800GT. So do I really need them, or will it do fine without?

Thanks,
Yours truly,
Alex
    
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Small dots of super glue in the corners.

Don't do that if you will need to remove them ever.
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post #3 of 10
mine stay on fine, just push down hard and let the card sit upside down for like 10 min.

as for the thermal interface material, i just used a bit of arctic silver 5, but don't use "paste." you might wanna take it off later.
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mine stay on fine, just push down hard and let the card sit upside down for like 10 min.

as for the thermal interface material, i just used a bit of arctic silver 5, but don't use "paste." you might wanna take it off later.
When you say upside down, do you mean, the card on top of the heatsinks or the heatsinks on top of the card (in which case they would be just sitting there )
    
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post #5 of 10
Get the ramsinks hot, like with a blow dryer or space heater. Get them so warm they are hard to hold. Then put them on right after after and it should stick better.
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post #6 of 10
I used some AS thermal adhesive... works like a charm, but it is permanent.
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IMO, if you have a differnt paste, then use it, if not, don't worry about it. as for the ram sinks there is this like artic epoxy thing, but it never comes off. you can find it on ebay and comes as a 2 tube kit.
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post #8 of 10
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I think I'll go with the blow drying and pressure applied technique as I don't have any more money to spent for the Arctic epoxy thing. Plus, I don't want it to be permanent
Thanks for the replies guys, and don't forget more are always welcome
    
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some guy modded the extra ramsinks given for the VRs. just cut to size and stick em on!
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Ok guys, well o got my hand on $7 ( I always get my hand on money ) so I got a question. would replacing the thermal tape that comes on, with THIS make it stick for good?
    
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