Adhering copper sinks to vrm

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications ' started by Bigbeard1986, May 19, 2017.

  1. Bigbeard1986

    Bigbeard1986 Active Member

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    What do you guys think about using both thermal tape and thermal pads for sticking a heatsink onto a videocard's vrm, in the case such as using a kraken g10.

    Thermal conductivity of tape is low compared to pads, but there is no way to have the pads adhere. What if we were to use tape on both sides of the pads, and then attach the heatsink to it, onto the vrm?

    Would it be too many layers, or would it work much better due to the thermal pad conducting a lot more heat. Pushing thermal tape into the thermal pad will make like a sandwitch where the tape is surrounded.
     
  2. Wolf9an9

    Wolf9an9 Member Guru

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    This would be much worse than just using a single layer of tape.
     
  3. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    More layers =s more insulation, not better heat transfer.

    Use a tiny dab of thermal glue if you want.

    Tiny amount will be removable.
     
  4. Bigbeard1986

    Bigbeard1986 Active Member

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    thanks. I don't want to mess with thermal glue.

    the SEKISUI thermal adhesive has very strong bonding properties. I had issues with akasa and 3M tape where sometimes a few heatsinks would fall off.
     

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