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What can I use to put between my de-lidded CPU and my cooler?

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Hey guys.. right now my de-lidded CPU has a CNPS9700 NT on it and doing an epic job too. Is there anything I can put between the PCB of the CPU and the base of the heatsink so I am able to stand my tower up again? Allendales are just a small square chip in the center of the PCB so heatsinks like to slide off easily, I don't want to do any modifications to the mounting bracket of the CNPS9700 NT as iam sure that will conflict with future CPUs that I get such as the Q9300 in like December, which is most likely a soldered CPU so the IHS will not be coming off it.

I tried layers of electrical tape, cardboard, layers of paper, pieces of rubber bands layered and taped together but none work.
     
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post #2 of 3
have you tried foam?? you know the type yoou get when you buy a new printer or something, just make 4 pads, cut them with a razor and you should be ok.
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Plastic. A piece of relatively hard plastic. Sand or cut it to just the correct size. All i can think of.
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