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The fan on one of my vid cards went the other day and I would like to just replace it. I found a HSF for it, nothing fancy, it all looks good to go except the push pins just barely don't line up on the vid card. So what I am wondering is, can I attach it to the GPU with some sort of adhesive instead of using the push pins? I can't get warranty on the card since the manufacturer went out of business. I am having a hard time finding one that will for sure work, I would like to use the one that I already have too because it was fairly cheap. Any comments are appreciated.

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this was from directron.com. it was originally for adding bga ram sinks to your memory modules, but the basics still apply. i deleted the parts that were irrelevant in your case. you'll also probably want to use ASIII ceramique or any other compounds and thermal adhesives you have (unless you feel ordering some). so use your own thermal adhesive in the places where it mentions a thermal adhesive (and use the compound where it mentions compound.)

 

How to properly install heat sinks using thermal adhesive: (1) The first step .... (2) Then, take a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, and clean the surface well. (3) Next,...(4) After you have masked the areas, it's time to mix the medicine. Mix the adhesive in a 1:1 ratio, and afterwards, add 1 part Arctic Silver II (or whatever you have). What this does is weaken the bond enough so that if you ever want to separate the two-glued parts again, you may have a chance. If you glue them without adding in the thermal compound, chances are you will break something trying to get them separated. Also, adding the compound to the mixture DOES NOT affect the thermal properties, so what have you got to lose? Be sure to work quickly, but not awkwardly, so the adhesive mixture doesn't start to 'set up' on you before you are finished attaching everything. Try not to glue the sinks on with more than is absolutely necessary. Also, be sure they are pressed down firmly on the surface they are being attached to. ....Be sure to let the setup cure for a few hours (overnight is best) and its overclocking party time!!!

 

this way you don't need to use pins to hold the heatsink down.

 

now if you wanted to make sure your gpu was flat before you added your heatsink you might want to consider lapping it with various grits of sand paper (maybe 600 to start. different places suggest different starting levels. 600 is just what directron happened to suggest. it was one of the sections i edited from this post that you may not have wanted to worry about. if you do care to see the whole thing you can just check out this link).

 

your graphics card doesn't have all those pins like the memory modules have coming out their sides. so this means you shouldn't have to worry about masking off the edges (the parts from this link that i removed). but do whatever you feel safe doing. lap if you want to. gl :)

 

p.s: nm. definately follow the directions that artic silver made!

here is a link to both thermal adhesives by artic silver http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_...r_adhesives.htm

Edited by Trakfast11

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actually i heard that new artic silver is pretty good im using that on my old geforce 4 ti 4400 i had a pny and replaced the heatsink and fan with a thermaltake geforce cooler its so great my stock clocks where 275/550

i pushed it to about 330/620 without any problems what so ever

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the performance with those two different thermal adhesive solutions is so close that you may want to got with the new Arctic Alumina thermal adhesive; their new ceramic thermal epox. i'd go with the artic silver thermal adhesive if i cared about temperature to the decimal point, but if you're planning on also using your thermal epoxy to add ram sinks to your graphics card memory then i would definately go with the new alumina (don't have to worry about taking the time to mask the memory leads, which is very nice!) and will get almost the same results out of the alumina as you would the arctic silver thermal adhesive. gl with whatever you end up choosing.

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