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#1 Torner


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:22 AM

is there any save way to remove a heatsink glued on with Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive without breaking anything ?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:54 AM

probably not, arctic says "There is a very good chance that any components you attach with Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive will stay attached forever." but i have heard of people put the component in the freezer for a while and then trying to remove it, but there is a good chance you might break whatever's under it.........

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:41 AM

What is the heatsink attached to exactly.

if the component is somwwhat durable, putting it in the freezer for a while may very well work.

If not, submerging it in pure acetone (the kind you buy at a hardware store) for several days may do the trick.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:13 AM

Wow does that stuff lower temps a lot how come its glue?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:34 AM

wd-40 might work too. It's good at breaking some adhesives, But I would try the acetone first.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:37 AM

Wow does that stuff lower temps a lot how come its glue?

There has to be some way to attach all those small ramsinks and smaller heatsinks, they aren't gonna put 30 holes in a video card for 15 clips to hold everything on...
It wouldn't be cost effective, so they make thermal adhesive that has all the pros of thermal compound and an adhesive and none of the cons...


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