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How are the Ram-sinks on the VisionTek GeForce3 attached?

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Mac42

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I'm planning on making a waterblock (L-shaped) for the memory on my GeForce3... does anyone know what type of adhesive they used to put the ram-sinks on there, and is there a good way to remove them?
 

Pinky

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I didn't notice any mounts on mine, so they must use an epoxy compound... could be very difficult to remove without damaging the memory.
 

Badger

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Yeah, it's epoxy but it's not too hard to get off. Just use a flat blade screwdriver under the corner of the RAMsink, just be VERY carefull not to knock-off any of the resistors or damage the pcb traces.
 

Da Whip

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The easiest method I have found is to place the video card in a ziplock bag and put in the freezer for 1/2 hour. Remove from freezer and carefully pry the heatsink off w/ a putty or pen knife.
I have done this 4 or 5 times w/ no ill effects.
 
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Mac42

Mac42

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That's the method I used, but I didn't use a plastic bag... it's a dead GeForce3 anyway... planning on rms'ing it next week.
 

Pinky

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Mac42 (Jul 29, 2001 07:51 p.m.):
That's the method I used, but I didn't use a plastic bag... it's a dead GeForce3 anyway... planning on rms'ing it next week.

Somebody set us up the RMA...

for great justice.