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Old October 22, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Default 3rd party vrm heatsinks

I've always wondered are those dinky looking vrm heatsinks for videocard ever enough? I have a gtx260 under water right now, and I have cut the vrm section of the stock heatsink and kept it on the videocard, unfortunately the vrms are hitting 150C underload.

I have quite a few bga ramsinks and vrm heatsinks I could throw on, but I lack faith in those dinky little things keeping the vrm cool.

What are your thoughts on this matter?
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:00 PM
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They actually do work, if you can keep them stuck on. I ended up scraping off the double sided tape & using a two component adhesive.

Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Adhesive 2 X 2.5 Grams
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:09 PM
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They actually do work, if you can keep them stuck on. I ended up scraping off the double sided tape & using a two component adhesive.

Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Adhesive 2 X 2.5 Grams
I use the same stuff
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They actually do work, if you can keep them stuck on. I ended up scraping off the double sided tape & using a two component adhesive.

Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Adhesive 2 X 2.5 Grams
What percentage do you mix with thermal paste? I only have ceramique left, my AS5 ran out.
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Old October 22, 2012, 08:40 PM
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You can use it as is, without mixing with thermal paste. Try experimenting, I believe that by mixing in paste you lessen the strength of the glue.
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I read online that if you use pure adhesive, you can bet it will never come off (should I decide to remove it in the future). Mixing it with paste allows you to remove it in the future if you choose to while maintaining a decent amount of adhesive strength. Did you just straight glue them on?
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Old October 23, 2012, 07:21 AM
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I read online that if you use pure adhesive, you can bet it will never come off (should I decide to remove it in the future). Mixing it with paste allows you to remove it in the future if you choose to while maintaining a decent amount of adhesive strength. Did you just straight glue them on?

Yes I did and they came off fairly easily when the the card was still warm. I would do some test samples to verify that.
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it's epoxy , so you mix 50/50 the 2 alumina tubes
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Thatswhat worries me, I don't want to jb weld the heatsink onto my card haha
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