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Mar 24, 2002
Cleveland, OH
Hi all,

Just to clear up a discrepancy I've seen, what is the official way to put ramsinks/heatsink on a video card. Do you apply Artic Silver Epoxy or Artic Alumina Epoxy. SOme people say alumina, others say Silver. The reason I ask is because the people who say alumina claim that you don't want something highly conductive (ie Arctic Silver) on your video GPU/memory chips....so they say use Arctic Alumina.... can you clarify this point for me??




Jul 18, 2001
You pretty much have it down. I installed Ramsinks on my 8500 today. And used Artic Alumina, reason being is I have heard horror stories about people useing the silver and getting globs on the pins of the memory. This results in shorting out the memory since the silver is conductive. I myself cant afford to go by another card if i mess up. IT really didnt seem like to big of a deal as far as mess wise, but i played it safe anyways, and its working great. Hope I helped you.

Good Luck


I'm a little teapot Senior
Dec 17, 2000
Montana, USA
I use arctic alumina for the reasons already mentioned, its safer. I dont really want to break anything.