Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 19:02 Post subject: Heatsink question
I am modding my WRT54G-TM with some heatsinks and a fan but i am not sure what to use to attach the heatsinks. I have seen solutions ranging from just straight superglue (i cant see this being truly acceptable thermally) to thermal adhesive. I have looked for the adhesive locally and it doesnt exist unless i order it online where the shipping cost more then the product in most cases.
So my question is what should i use? I am more then happy to pay the extra cash if i need to but if i can do with some artic silver and superglue dots on the corners that works for me since i already have both.
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 21:35 Post subject:
Sounds good. I just used some self adhesive RAM heat sinks i got off of Ebay for 4 dollars. But your idea sounds good.
Yeah...I use these too...however, as pointed out...I remove the self adhesive tape (use alcohol to remove the glue residue)...then use a good thermal compound adhesive instead...you'll have a much better thermal bond and transfer this way.
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