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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by bigval
Haha the 9250 heatsink wont budge!
exactly when they said it could be mounted forever they meant it
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post #12 of 26
So does anyone have a link for this top notch heat transfer tape?
Iv'e been looking for a while and all i can find is the cheap stuff.
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post #13 of 26
I use thermal tape and have never had any problems.

However, I have heard of 2 other methods for keeping them in place, but I haven't tried either.

1.) Use regular AS5 between the chip and sink, but leave 2 corners of the ram chip bare. Then, in those 2 corners, put a little drop of super glue to hold the ramsink on. Supposedly, it works well, and is easy to remove.

2.) Use a mix of AS5 and AS Adhesive (Epoxy). I have heard many different theories on this one, ranging from 15% epoxy all the way up to 50% epoxy. Once again, I don't know as I haven't tried it.
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post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigval
Haha the 9250 heatsink wont budge!
Torque it...that's how I roll. It's hard to rip chips out by turning their heatsinks till the thermal adhesive shears.
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
So does anyone have a link for this top notch heat transfer tape?
Iv'e been looking for a while and all i can find is the cheap stuff.
It's on this page, but the direct links aren't coming up for some reason.
    
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post #16 of 26
the ram sinks i bought from zalman, the little blue vga ram sinks... they stick great fro me, no problems at all... i use them on the mosfet chips onmy MOBO...
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
the ram sinks i bought from zalman, the little blue vga ram sinks... they stick great fro me, no problems at all... i use them on the mosfet chips onmy MOBO...
thats cause they weigh next to nothing lol
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post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
thats cause they weigh next to nothing lol
i geuss....lol but they work for what i need them to do, and i tried to pull one off the other day and it seemed to not wanna come off....but IDK...
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post #19 of 26
Val, Don't be a whimp...

Own those ramsinks up with some AS adhesive.

I told you man, There is ALWAYS the freezer method of removing it if you need to RMA/want to sell the card.
post #20 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail
Val, Don't be a whimp...

Own those ramsinks up with some AS adhesive.

I told you man, There is ALWAYS the freezer method of removing it if you need to RMA/want to sell the card.
LOL the freezer method. What happens when I take it out and it condensates like crazy?

Thermal tape is great, the stuff that WORKS. Lando, ItsLasher said that superglue will eat through the silicon and kill the card?
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