About AS epoxy. If you intend on making a permanent bond with the Ramsinks, do not use the Arctic Silver thermal compound mixed with epoxy, as it weakens the bond. If you are considering taking the sinks off, maybe for RMA reasons, then use some AS.
I got some (BGA) aluminium ramsinks (thanks SSS!) and thinking of putting them on my 9700 Pro - however I would like to be able to remove them in case I need to RMA - 2 + 1 questions come to mind:
- I know I can mix some epoxy with AS3 (not to make it completely permanent) but if I have to remove the ramsinks - isn't it going to leave some stains on the ram chips that would be noticed by the manufactor - I had put some AS3 with clips on my North Bridge and when I removed the heatsink I could still see some light white stain on the SB even after cleaning up with known liquids...So is that a myth or not?
- There is some already tape under the ramsinks - Could that be sufficient 1) to hold the ramsinks in place (would think so), 2) Cool decently or might as well not putting any?