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Can anyone tell me if I took the NB cooler off would I have to put thermal paste on it before I put it back on?
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Best to remove the old stuff and replace with new.
    
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post #13 of 18
yeah new thermal paste defo.

and i reckon bend it as much as you like, the NB chips tiny, you would have to put alot of curviture on the sink to totally screw it up and if you did, gives you an excuse to sand and lap it to have a NB heatsink that works alot better than stock
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Thanks you two ^^^ As soon as I can get some thermal paste I'll get on this!
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by tofumonster View Post
You probably already thought of this since you're doing this mod...but...

get two pairs of needle-nosed pliers and use one as a fulcrum and the other to bend so that you minimize bending the base.
thats what i was thinking. that way youll keep strain off the base. awesome mod by the way!
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post #16 of 18
Clamp it in a vice on the sides and heat up the metal. You may be able to get away with bending them that way because any force should be supported by the vice itself plus the extra heat will make the metal easier to bend without it cracking.

That's the only way I can think of.

Most NB heatsinks are aluminum anyway so why not try it on a spare before you get it a shot on the real thing?
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Didnt even have to take it off. Just got gentle with a pair of pliers and they bent real easy. Looks sweet to me!
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post #18 of 18
yeah good job bud, looks funky
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