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they keep falling off! what can I do to keep them on it?
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Crazy glue just a dab.
    
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Crazy glue just a dab.
won't interfere with heat transfer through it? these little sinks have gotten pretty damn hot even while it's idle
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did you clean your ram with a eraser first they say to do that to any memory or vrms you are gonna put heatsinks on.
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Only using tape?
This would mount them so you could likely never get them off

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did you clean your ram with a eraser first they say to do that to any memory or vrms you are gonna put heatsinks on.
I cleaned them with isopropyl alcohol

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Only using tape?
This would mount them so you could likely never get them off

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thanks ! guess ill take the sticky pads off and use that, probably works better for heat transfer aswell?

speaking of ramsinks, I have about 5 spare, is there anything in particular that generates heat on the motherboard I could stick them on? I see a lot of little chips but don't know which would be best to use them on. not like they're needed, but might aswell since they're spare
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rub them with a clean eraser before attaching them. please dont use crazy glue.
    
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rub them with a clean eraser before attaching them. please dont use crazy glue.
after cleaning them with alcohol?
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Use the following:

SEKISUI 5760 THERMAL ADHESIVE TAPE PAD 6"x1" 2 STRIPS

It'll get the job done and can be found on eBay for cheap.
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i would have used isopropyl alcohol also...

erasers are no good at cleaning... i remember using them when i was a kid to clean up my race track traces lol.. but in the reality erasers leave a residue behind... try using an eraser on a clear glass and you will see what it leaves behind...

i also don't agree with crazy glue... the link beer posted is probably the best stuff to use but like he said... it's permanent...

*edit* another option is thermal tape of some sort
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