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Gpu too close to cpu heatsink


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#1 Higsley

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

Hi guys

I have a problem. My gpu pub is barely 5mm away from my cpu heatsink. I am worried that it might short circuit my gpu. Could I put a piece of plastic in between or paper to act as an insulator? I don't really know much about the conductivity of plastic or paper, I just don't want to risk damaging my expensive gpu.

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#2 dicke

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:07 PM

Welcome,

I do not recommend paper. It burn and the heat will degrade it so that t may be more of a problem than a solution. A small piece of plastic that is affixed to one r the other of the objects could provide the insurance you want that the objects will not touch with power applied.

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#3 chaz69allen1

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:07 PM

Hi guys

I have a problem. My gpu pub is barely 5mm away from my cpu heatsink. I am worried that it might short circuit my gpu. Could I put a piece of plastic in between or paper to act as an insulator? I don't really know much about the conductivity of plastic or paper, I just don't want to risk damaging my expensive gpu.

  Is there a way for you to take a good picture of that issue and post it?  Just for my pleasure of course.






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