Thread: What do you use?
September 12th, 2002, 11:55 AM #1
What do you use?
I am currently looking for something to secure HSF's to chipsets.
You're not supposed to use "super glues" because they do not conduct heat.
I'm not in the mood to spend $$$ on the fancy stuff.
Has anybody tried J.B. Weld ? I'm pretty sure it conducts heat and I KNOW it will hold.
Talk amongst yourselves and let me know what you think of the idea.
September 12th, 2002, 12:09 PM #2
you're supposed to use thermal epoxy but really there's nothing wrong that i've seen thus far w/ using super glu besides the fact that it can be very difficult to work w/.. but epoxy is prob the next best thing and that's usually what video, and motherboard makers use to attach them any way..
September 12th, 2002, 12:12 PM #3
do the clips for the hsf not hold it well enough?
I would be wary of using JB weld, while it may conduct heat, there is also the chance it could damage the chip, depending on how it bonds.
September 12th, 2002, 12:15 PM #4
Not for CPU's originel. I'm talking for like video cards, ramsinks and such. It's one of those, do it once type deals. I'm not worried about having to get it back off.
I've used super glue a couple of times. It seems to get "brittle" over time and the HSF comes off.
September 12th, 2002, 12:21 PM #5
what type of hsf are u using on the chipset.. if it has similar(sp?) ends diagonally across from each as your previous hsf did then u should be able to attatch it via heatsink clips.. usually made of a plastic w/ a spring to increase pressure against the chip.. here's a pic of the hsf i'm using on mine which uses the clips..
hope this helps..
September 12th, 2002, 12:24 PM #6
Let's just pretend there are no clips and I just want to use a compound to afix the HSF.
September 12th, 2002, 12:34 PM #7
well u could always go the worst route in my opinion which is to use thermal tape but u loose some heat conductivity.. it's really not the worst.. the worst would be to slap it on there w/ no thermal compoud at all.. any who.. you can get epoxy pretty cheap from just about anywhere.. heck even lowe's and home depot carry the stuff.. not all epoxy is the same so do check into what you're getting first.. radioshack has epoxy for doing just what you're wanting.. and it's not as expensive as the silver epoxy.. look around a bit.. and u should come up w/ exactly what u need
September 12th, 2002, 12:58 PM #8
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Superglues (cyanoacrylates) are not stable to prolonged high temperatures or high humidity. Don't use them if you want the heat sink to stay on.
September 12th, 2002, 01:18 PM #9
Arctic silver epoxy mixed 50/50 with regular AS---if you ever need to remove it, you can...
You can always use AS with teeny drops of CA glue on the corners...
September 12th, 2002, 10:40 PM #10
Well, I did it.
The JBWeld is on, curing, I'll probably put this ATi RageFury Pro 32MB in a box this weekend. Knowing my luck it will run Q3@600FPS@1600X1900@32-bit color...I'm just cursed that way.
September 12th, 2002, 11:15 PM #11
omg.. you're kidding me right?... all of this fuss was for a ati rage fury.. dude.. come on..
September 13th, 2002, 01:16 PM #12
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just wondering if one of those thermal pad things will work
September 13th, 2002, 03:56 PM #13
No, really, I'm not kidding. I used the Fury so if it doesn't work, I'm not really out anything.
So, you come on...
September 14th, 2002, 12:25 AM #14
k.. i understand now... nm.. thought u were running purely off of a rage pro.. phew.. *wipes sweat from brow* man had me worried there for a minute.. let us know how it works though..
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