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Sticking heat sinks to graphics ram - aftermarket cooler


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#1 sniperNZSAS

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Hi guys, 

 

So recently my blower in my HD 5870 decided to pack up and make a lot of noise. My first thought was to open it up and grease it but after having to drill out a couple of the screws I just went with an aftermarket cooler (the Setsugen SCVSG-1000). So I'm in the middle of installing it, and the cooling came with all these little heat sinks to put on top of the ram (and I assume anywhere else the old heatsink used to touch the card). However I seem to have a bit of a problem. The method of applying the the heatsinks to the ram is to just peel the tape off the back (to reveal the adhesive) and then just stick them to the ram. Only problem is the sticky which is already on the back on the heat sink is really really crap and 1 or 2 of the heat sinks keep dropping off after my card has been inverted for a few seconds. It worries me that after a while more will start dropping off and start ripping the fan apart after I install it back into my PC.

 

I thought about putting a bit of thermal paste on them but I don't think that sticks very well.

 

I have some modelling glue sitting next to me which is looking really really tempting but I thought I better ask here first.

 

Also, I cleaned all the ram with isopropyl alcohol.

 

Thanks


Edited by sniperNZSAS, 28 January 2014 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:26 PM

Update, well I put some trust in the standard adhesive, had it running in the computer for 20 minutes. Noticed one had dropped off. Just as I was shutting the computer down, another dropped off, hit the fan, took 4 others off with it and snapped two blades off the fan. Glue it is.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

Don't use glue. There is adhesive thermal material available. Use it instead.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:41 AM

Would you be able to provide me a name for that type of produce? Thanks.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:26 AM

Arctic silver thermal Adhesive

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:13 AM

Cool thanks!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

Your Welcome!


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