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Old 25th March 2005, 01:14 PM   #11
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"Artic Silver" (IIRC) is the name of the silver kind my friend uses on the CPU's in his PC's..
It's supposed to be "the best" heatsink-goop(technical term ) around.

yeah, its called that because its made by Arctic Cooling :P
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Old 25th March 2005, 03:44 PM   #12
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Yup. A bit of Canada in a jar. Amps can't overheat up here!

-Just kidding of course.

Burned fingers made the most important point. The mounting surfaces must be clean and flat. That's more important than the brand of goo you decide on. Oh yeah, it gets everywhere, and keeps coming back.

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Old 25th March 2005, 04:31 PM   #13
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Just somebody brings up the question :

Is there any glue, I mean real glue, for sticking smaill piece of heatsinks to some unexpected overheated components. Of couse they have to be good heat conductors but preferably non conductors for electriciity.
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Old 25th March 2005, 05:29 PM   #14
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Yes, there are: in fact many old PC CPU were attached to their heatsink with some kind of thermal glue. I have here in front of me a CPU with that glue; also I see on my RS catalogue that there is a glue called Heatsink Glue (850-984 in my old '97 catalogue)...

I always remember that Marantz 1060 (Chris knows what) which had some transistor heatsinked with Bostik glue. Go figure...
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Old 25th March 2005, 05:35 PM   #15
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Thermally conductive epoxy. I use it sometimes (mine is blue). Made by different manufacturers in various strengths. Two part like regular epoxy. It works very well.
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Old 27th March 2005, 03:31 AM   #16
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There is also thermal 2-way tape. It seems OK for non critical apps where it wouldn't be the end of the world if it were seperated. Again, you need surgically clean surfaces.
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Old 27th March 2005, 05:13 PM   #17
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Hi mpmarino,
I haven't seen the tape. Cool.

I have grabbed the soldering iron by the wrong end when I'm tired & rushed. Hurts for a long time. Stinks too.

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Old 27th March 2005, 06:31 PM   #18
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I sat my hand down on top of a hot soldering iron about 8 years ago. Won't forget that.... I still have a scar that runs half the lenth of the side of my hand. Lesson is don't be in such a hurry...it can set you back.


The bit about washing the heat sink compound from your hands when your done is good advise. The silicone base zinc oxide compound burns like heck if you accidentally rub your eyes.
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Old 27th March 2005, 06:37 PM   #19
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Hi cunningham,
A thread should be started entitled "stupid things we've done". That way new tech's won't feel so bad.

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