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Have a stripped screw hole in radiator: what to do?

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One of the screw holes in my h80i radiator is stripped.  What can i do to use a screw in this hole?   Thought about a glue of some kind but don't want it there permanently.  What are some of my options without buying a new cooler?

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3M double-sided tape. Strong and easily removeable. I used to it use it to mount case fans on a 3x120mm radiator. It was pretty sturdy, but I used screws to mount the radiator to the case.

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I second the 3M tape approach.

Do NOT use dollar store (cheap) tape as it is definitely not the same and won't last.

Any heat at all causes cheap take to lose its grip.

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forget the tap just buy self threading screws lol and yes the good 3m double sided stuff should help if ya don't need a screw in there

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Depends on what screw you used. I know different radiators come with a variety of screws, one thing you can try is to use a pair of small pliers to flatted out the screw hole. its basically medium thick sheet metal so its easy to warp. then you may be able to put the screw you are using in there.

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what i ended up doing is taking one of the fans off and using the same screw, i could go deeper so its held on pretty solid.  Not ocing my cpu anyway.  Thanks for the ideas and the help.

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