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If I have copper heat pipes which have been cut in half, is there any way to resodder them back together or something? I am looking for it to look good but performance is not a issue?
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Heatpipes usually have some sort of 'wicking' material or fluid inside them to transfer the heat around. If you have cut them (and / or) the fluid has evaporated / run out they have lost most of thier capability. You are then only relying on the metal pipe itself to transfer heat which will probably not be sufficient.
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Sorry, they are scrap metal now
    
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The 680i chipset really favors hi-multis anyway. Better to just opt for active cooling on the chipsets.
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Actually I have no interest in actually using them, I simply wish to RMA the board and cant do so with broken heatsinks....

lol bad plan in the long run i know.
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Originally Posted by shnoops View Post
Actually I have no interest in actually using them, I simply wish to RMA the board and cant do so with broken heatsinks....

lol bad plan in the long run i know.
yeah they probably wouldnt notice a soldered together heatpipe
    
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post #7 of 8
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yeah they probably wouldnt notice a soldered together heatpipe
Lol well i mean soldered with copper, dad has a machining workshop and i would be able to sand it all and everything.

Possible on the SERIOUS side or should i look around and ask if anyone with aftermarket cooling would sell me their stock heatsinks?
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post #8 of 8
Um, ya, you'll still see that its been soldered even if you sand it. Rather try find un-used ones
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