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Old 06-11-04, 02:41 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive and Shorts


How serious is the threat of a short when using Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive? I don't particulary want to apply silicone to every pin on my board before sticking on some MOSFET sinks. I probably should have gone with Alumina Adhesive.

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Old 06-11-04, 02:48 PM   #2
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I have used it on many things in the past and never have had a problem. I have always been careful when applying it though. What you can do is cover the pins with clear tape and once the adhesive sets up just pull off the tape.

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Old 06-11-04, 02:50 PM   #3
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^^ edit: good idea arabarabian!

i killed my old gpu memory with artic silver adhesive, i'd say its risky. i'm not sure whether its more conductive when wet or dry, but i think wet. Use extreme caution or just use alumina, when ur dealing with mosfets, silver or white goop really doesn't make a difference that would yield different results in preformance.
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^^ edit: good idea arabarabian!

i killed my old gpu memory with artic silver adhesive, i'd say its risky.
Damn. Well, I guess I'll just use it on the Southbridge sink and put it away. No pins there. What ticks me off is I added it to an existing order to save on shipping and now I have to order Alumina Adhesive as well. Are there any other household uses for this stuff? LOL.

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Damn. Well, I guess I'll just use it on the Southbridge sink and put it away. No pins there. What ticks me off is I added it to an existing order to save on shipping and now I have to order Alumina Adhesive as well. Are there any other household uses for this stuff? LOL.
I know what you mean. I got the 7 gram kit of this stuff for my mosfets and southsink. Needless to say, I have a ton left. I'm just waiting for a time working around the house, when I can think to myself, "You know what would be perfect here, some thermal adhesive."

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Why restrict yourself to using it as a thermal adhesive? I'm sure it's just as good as superglue, if not better for high heat situations (like inside a stove or something).
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Use superglue in 2 of the corners, and cover the rest in ASC.
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Old 06-12-04, 12:03 AM Thread Starter   #8
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Well, I stopped being a ***** and gave it a shot I took my time applying it to the MOSFETS and everything seems to be fine. My Southbridge heatsink is stuck on mighty fine too. Good stuff.

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Old 06-12-04, 12:15 AM   #9
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Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive and Shorts :

Be sure to wear long pants...Arctic Silver adhesive is hell on leg hair
(Sorry, folks...I couldn't resist...I'll go away now...)

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