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Old April 3, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Default VGA Cooler Reinstallation - Please Advise

Recently, I had no choice but to RMA my graphics card, which had an aftermarket VGA cooler installed on it. However, I have a few questions about reinstalling it.

First of all, the card in question is an EVGA 9800GT.

The issues I have with reinstalling are as follows

- VGA Ramsinks not sticking
- One plastic washer is missing : dl.dropbox.com/u/18285008/IMG_20110320_203712.jpg
What should I do to get the ramsinks to stick, and where can I get another plastic washer if possible?
Would installing the cooler without the plastic washer be advisable?

Thanks in advance.
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Old April 3, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Home Depot (or whatever hardware store is nearby) might have the washer, or at least something similar that you could use.

As for the ramsinks, you just need some new thermal tape. Any of these would do:
3Mô 8815 Thermally Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tape - 2 x 2 3Mô 8815 Thermally Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tape [3M TT] - $3.99 : DazMode, Canadian PC Water Cooling and Modding Store
High Performance Adhesive Transfer Tape - 2 x 2 0.005 High Performance Adhesive Transfer Tape - 2 x 2 0.005 [PB100] - $2.99 : DazMode, Canadian PC Water Cooling and Modding Store
High Performance Dual Side Adhesive Transfer Tape - 2 x 2 0.25 High Performance Dual Side Adhesive Transfer Tape - 2 x 2 0.25 [98025] - $2.99 : DazMode, Canadian PC Water Cooling and Modding Store

Just make sure you thoroughly clean the ram chips and heatsinks with isopropyl alcohol before applying the new thermal tape.
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Old April 4, 2011, 01:22 AM
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