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bigbishop420
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 19:02    Post subject: Heatsink question Reply with quote
Hi All,

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.

thanks in advance.
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nukem678
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 20:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sounds good. I just used some self adhesive RAM heat sinks i got off of Ebay for 4 dollars. But your idea sounds good.
maer2
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 15:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thermal adhesive is no better than super glue or tape. (read: really bad)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100005

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 21:13    Post subject: new egg link to thermal adhesive Reply with quote
You say thermal adhesive is really bad, and then linked thermal adhesive. I'm having trouble understanding you. Are you linking to what *not* to buy?

For everyone else, what method do you recommend to adhere heatsinks?
maer2
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 21:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think I meant self adhesive, not thermal adhesive. The actic silver in the link is very good.
Jamby
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 21:30    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote
Thanks! Just wanted to make sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 21:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
nukem678 wrote:
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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