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Old January 12, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I just got an Asus Maximus II Formula and want to remount the heat-pipe assembly but I have one question. Should I use thermal tape to attach the mosfet part of the heat-pipe to the mosfets? I was thinking of just using AC MX-2 grease but I'm not sure if I'll get sufficient contact. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 12, 2009, 12:22 PM
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I'd use thermal tape, since you'll get more consistent contact. Assuming you could make proper contact on all the chips, the grease would do a better job, but the power circuits on that board are pretty robust, and they're not going to mind an extra degree or two.
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