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I'm cleaning up some memory sinks for my Musashi and was wondering, is the tape on there a special type of thermal tape or will any double sided tape work?
    
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids;12602455 
I'm cleaning up some memory sinks for my Musashi and was wondering, is the tape on there a special type of thermal tape or will any double sided tape work?
Yes, there is a special thermal tape- double sided foam tape will insulate and cook the chips eek.gif The standard thermal tape has some sort of thermally conductive mesh and material in it.
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Yes, there is a special thermal tape- double sided foam tape will insulate and cook the chips eek.gif The standard thermal tape has some sort of thermally conductive mesh and material in it.

Well I'm not looking to use double sided foam tape, that would be silly biggrin.gif. I have this stuff that is the same consistency as the OEM tape on the heatsinks. I don't have a picture of it and I'm trying to find it online....
    
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids;12602686 
Well I'm not looking to use double sided foam tape, that would be silly biggrin.gif. I have this stuff that is the same consistency as the OEM tape on the heatsinks. I don't have a picture of it and I'm trying to find it online....

Whew, that's good, you had me worried there! Any thermal tape should be fine, I'm sure people will endorse specific types, I just don't know enough about them to point you in a specific direction redface.gif
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http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=16983

That is the stuff I can get/have, I can literally get it by the rolls at work biggrin.gif
    
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No...not that kind of tape. You want thermal pads on the memory sinks. In order to increase their tackiness you add a small drop of tim onto the pad. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mongoloid;12602784 
No...not that kind of tape. You want thermal pads on the memory sinks. In order to increase their tackiness you add a small drop of tim onto the pad. smile.gif

Then I gotta ask Scythe "WHY U NO USE PADS?!", hrmm. Even the heatsinks from my Ultra VGA cooler use just regular double sided tape. I guess I can try it out and see what happens thumb.gif
    
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Then I gotta ask Scythe "WHY U NO USE PADS?!", hrmm. Even the heatsinks from my Ultra VGA cooler use just regular double sided tape. I guess I can try it out and see what happens thumb.gif

Wait, were you serious about the 3M tape you linked? confused.gif sorry if I missed sarcasm somewhere... rolleyes.gif
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