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Just simpily buy the termal pads i had the same problem Dont use glue, never heard of the rubber trick befoure
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will these do?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
post #13 of 26
If you really want it stuck on there good arctic silver makes a thermally conductive glue. However, it is permanent. It might conduct better than a pad though. I've never used the stuff, just heard about it.

You can't go wrong with the pads other people mentioned though. Although the pads might have trouble sticking if you still don't clean the RAM chips properly.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...l_adhesive.htm
    
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post #14 of 26
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how permanent is permanent? I mean sure it's a strong glue, but surely with some pliers you could twist them off without breaking them/the chips? anyone had any experience removing them?
they (the ramsinks) were pretty expensive so I might want to re use them in the future if I upgrade something, so it'd be nice if they didn't actually *permanently* get stuck on
post #15 of 26
Like I said, I've never used the stuff. But I am curious about it. If you do decide to try it out let us know

I've always found that you can easily break things that have been super glued loose if you use a twisting motion instead of simply pulling or prying. There is something about a twisting motion that breaks the glue much easier.
    
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Like I said, I've never used the stuff. But I am curious about it. If you do decide to try it out let us know

I've always found that you can easily break things that have been super glued loose if you use a twisting motion instead of simply pulling or prying. There is something about a twisting motion that breaks the glue much easier.
yeah, I can't really see how twisting them off wouldn't work.

guess i'll spring for some arctic silver thermal glue. pretty expensive stuff though
post #17 of 26
When you are going to put any ADHESIVE tapes on your always suppose to rub them with a erasher to get oils and stuff off left behide from you or cleaning agents.
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how permanent is permanent? I mean sure it's a strong glue
Same crap I linked to.
It bonds well enough to break your RAM chips before it will break the bond..
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post #19 of 26
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when applying the AS thermal adhesive, should I use the little plastic spatula supplied and spread a (thin) layer around on the sink (or chip?) and then attach them? because I always thought it was best to just put a small blob of the stuff down. maybe that's just for CPU's though
post #20 of 26
You have to mix the two tubes, and then you have a minute or two before it dries to adhere your surface.
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