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post #21 of 42
SMD components on the mobo can be at varying heights, and that's why you see thermal pads instead of TIM used on VRM heatsinks from the factory. When you attempt to cover more than 1 SMD at a time w/ a heatsink you may not get good contact using just TIM unless you have an individual heatsink for each VRM.

Using Elmer's glue is crazy and is worse than doing nothing at all. The reason? The glue won't hold and then you'll have a conductive piece of metal loose in your case, and it's very likely to short something out like your graphics card as it falls off.
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Seems to me you decided well before posting that you were going to glue your heatsink. What do you need our help with then?
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^ right. but I wanted to know which glue was the best, and how to best apply it (mix it with thermal paste, apply on corners, etc).

Thankfully it won't come to that. Thanks theonedub, I await the mailbox and will post pics
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post #25 of 42
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^ right. but I wanted to know which glue was the best, and how to best apply it (mix it with thermal paste, apply on corners, etc).

Thankfully it won't come to that. Thanks theonedub, I await the mailbox and will post pics
No glue, you don't need glue. Paste, glue, ect has air in it. Air is an insulator. You want the least amount of air and interface material for this to work right or you will just be putting a coat on top of your mofsets. Thermal paste for CPU/GPU not mofsets.

Elmers glue? Are you kidding me? Saw your heatsink up? Sorry that ain't gonna work, it has liquid in it. If you saw it up you will negate any thermal conductivity it once had. How about spending 6 bucks on mofset heatsinks. GOOGLE IT!

Mofset heatsinks at any online boutique shop will come with application adhesive on the heatsink. It is real simple. Register on FrozenCPU (I know the horror) search mofset heatsinks. Pull out your wallet. Buy it. Wait by the door.

Your comment about not having an Ebay account really irked me. You are ok with registering on OCN and dedicating an entire thread and ten people's time to your problem, but you can't just open an Ebay account to buy what you need?

You better rep everyone who helped in this thread, especially the guy who is sending you thermal tape. Lucky you!
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Your comment about not having an Ebay account really irked me. You are ok with registering on OCN and dedicating an entire thread and ten people's time to your problem, but you can't just open an Ebay account to buy what you need?
It's not so much an ebay account, sorry. To be clear, I don't have any money. Get off my case, please.

I understand doing something like this for CPU is retarded. But I am doing this on my mosfets, which currently have no heatsink, and on a motherboard rated for 125w quadcore already. Basically, i don't need to put a heatsink at all on this motherboard, but I am choosing to because it's better to have the crappiest crap crap heatsinks on them, then none at all. You say glue is bad? Great, now I know. What, good sir, should I use instead, that is just oh-so-horrible-to-use but is still better than nothing at all?

From what I've read, it seems the best solution is applying TIM on the mosfets, and then on the opposite corner of the two corner farthest mosfets, apply the ever-so-tiniest dab of silicone sealant. Silicone sealant isn't the best solution, but it isn't elmers glue where it'll crack off, and it isn't something else that acts as a thermal insulator.

This is meant to be a FUN project, so if you don't find it a FUN topic of discussion, you don't have to come onto my thread, that I oh-so-rudely forced you to be a part of, and be a grumpnik because this is supposed to be for FUN. There is an enjoyment of doing this for free - after all, doing nothing at all would be just fine too.
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You could have just said you were poor and intended to half ass the project. That would have explained everything.

Your mod looks good so far. Thanks for the rep.
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eloquency is a skill that eludes me good sir. thats why my girlfriend is deaf.
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Thank you theonedub, I have just received the thermal tape in the mail! I will proceed to hacksaw my stock heatsink fan and place it on.

My roomate has a PC that he just got from a neighbor for cheap - very outdated, but good enough. I've been helping him a bit (dont laugh at that!) because it has a few issues, but I swapped out our heatsinks, as my newer AMD stock hsf should be better while at the same time it looked like his HSF was better for my application. Here's pics of the two:

My newer one that I got with my Athlon II X3 AM3


His older one that I shall use to hack up:


I'll slice it lengthways, along the fins through one of the gaps, and I think it actually completely fits just like that, lengthwise. I may hack up another piece to get my '+1' channel.

i also plan to put a temperature sensor for my mosfets. I was thinking of sticking it inbetween two of the channel chips that, as shown in other people's experiments, tend to get hottest. Obviously not on top of the mosfet chip, but in between two of them from the same channel, so it will be tight and snug between the two and below the heatsink. That, or I could place it inside the top of the heatsink, in between one of the fins, maybe apply TIM above it to help with the reading.
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So I'm going to do all the magic now!

The temperature sensor came in. I plan to take one of the sensors, stick it in between two of the mosfets that are really close together, and then stick the modded heatsink on top, so the sensor is kind of really tight between all of it. I was also thinking of sensor in the heatsink, in between the fins, on top, but I think putting it under is better. Will post pics!
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