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Old 15th April, 2002, 11:50 PM
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Suitable replacement for Arctic Alumina for ti4400 ramsinks?

Welp got these today http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/51/342.htm?814 ... They came with Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive.. looked up the instructions on how to properly use it on the arctic silver web site.

I found out that it is a permament adhesive. If I sell the card in the future or by any chance have to RMA it.. I don't want these sinks to be permanently stuck to it.. hehe.. Are there any suitable replacements that I can use for the ramsinks?

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Old 16th April, 2002, 01:10 AM
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You can mix ordinary arctic silver/alumina thermal paste with the epoxy to reduce its strength.

They recomend a 50/50 mix

If you buy some then id get some old heatsinks and stick them together to find the best mix.

Also if you wrap the card in cling film then freeze it for a few days the epoxy will be easyer to dislodge.
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Old 16th April, 2002, 01:18 AM
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So the epoxy will just stick to the heatsink and not to the memory on the card?
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Old 16th April, 2002, 01:26 AM
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It will stick to both but will be "soft" so you can remove it.

Im not sure if you would be able to tell that heatsinks had been glued on or not.

The only other alternative is "frag tape" like double sided tape but with slightly better thermal propertys.

If you think your definately going to want to remove the heatsinks then the tape is your best bet...but it will performe worse than the adhesive.

Or you can put arctic silver on the chips and a bit of superglue (Jell type is best) at the corners to hold them in place.
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Old 16th April, 2002, 01:35 AM
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I guess it'll depend on how much I can tweak my pny ti4400.. was thinking about trying to trade for a visiontek or gainward (+ cash of course.)
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easy! AS2 over memory chip, clean off two little dots in corners, put dots of superglue on, and stick heatsinks on! cracks off really easy! the memory chips probably have 2 or 4 round indents, put the glue in these so that it is in as close contact as possible for heat transfer with the sink
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Will my Arctic Silver III be easy to clean off.. I got it all over my CPU (not the core part of course) and could not for the life of me get it off with 91% isopropyl alcohol.. it has some tape on it since someone fully unclocked it and I don't want to mess with it if it means chancing screwing up the unclocking.. =/ Someone else recommended some dish soap as well.. would I just use a qtip to dab the soap on and use a qtip with alcohol to clean the soap off?

Also, when using superglue will I need to stick the card in a freezer so that I can crack the heatsink off easier?

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Will my Arctic Silver III be easy to clean off.. I got it all over my CPU (not the core part of course) and could not for the life of me get it off with 91% isopropyl alcohol.. it has some tape on it since someone fully unclocked it and I don't want to mess with it if it means chancing screwing up the unclocking.. =/ Someone else recommended some dish soap as well.. would I just use a qtip to dab the soap on and use a qtip with alcohol to clean the soap off?

Also, when using superglue will I need to stick the card in a freezer so that I can crack the heatsink off easier?

Thanks again.

Try heat. I've never done it but i've heard a hair dryer could liquify it enough to remove it.
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I think the wife has a dryer somewhere I might just give that a try..
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Here is the official Arctic Silver Solution

Another solution I have used os Goof Off which is sold in paint stores to remove glue residue without damaging paint. If you are going to use soap; try using automotive hand cleaner. It's the best I've used yet. It's called ProLine, you can pick it up a Pep Boys for about $1
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Thanks for the link! I had it in my favorites on my system one time but lost them in a crash boh
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Happy to help. The info came from my homeland The Overclockedcafe where I am known simply as Bob.
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Had a chance to check out the site pretty nice from what I've seen so far Now I guess I have to stop surfing and get to work.. /rude mornings
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