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Old August 6, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
I would recommend using thermal compound seeing as i've used it for all voltage regulator blocks that i have ever used in circuitry (8086 and 80386 computer systems)
Actually, every motherboard that I've removed the PWM heatsinks from seemed to use some kind of tape. If the sinks are individual, and have a screw or bolt to hold them, then paste is great. But when you're dealing with SMT components, and laying a waterblock across multiple units, it's easy to get uneven pressure on different parts. Thermal tape is a lot more forgiving that way.
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