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Removing Arctic Alumina Epoxy mixed with ASII

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rivercom9

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Hi all. Anyways, I just epoxied on a blorb to my Voodoo4 and I was wondering how to remove the 50/50 mix of epoxy and ASII? I was just wondering cause I wanna relap the blorb and use AS Epoxy instead of Alumina. Thanks you guys.
 

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rivercom9 said:
Hi all. Anyways, I just epoxied on a blorb to my Voodoo4 and I was wondering how to remove the 50/50 mix of epoxy and ASII? I was just wondering cause I wanna relap the blorb and use AS Epoxy instead of Alumina. Thanks you guys.

heres my trick.. ive done it 5 times so id like to say it works well :)
1. freez the card for about 20mins in a anti stsic bag. (watch for condenstation.
2. get something plastic, like an old ccard or a pen cap (it was in the kicten, heck it worked once! but broke the second time hehe)
3. use the cc to to gently pray the hsf off the gpu.. i usualy do a lil to each coner, then what ever coner i can get the card in the most is where i pray the hsf till it pops off..

try that, if you be carefull enough, but apply enough force it will pop off. mine seems to make a horrid crack sound, which always scares me.. but knock on wood *knocks* it hasnt failed me yet.
dish soap and some nail polish remover (asatone) with either paper towls of Q-tips will get the epoxy/ac2 off. it took me about an hour alone to totaly clean off all the epoxy.

id reckamend you get AC3 and Atric Alumina Epoxy ( http://www.svcompucycle.com/araltherad.html http://www.svcompucycle.com/arsiliii30gs.html ) <- free first class shipping. you just need a 5mm dot of epoxy on at least 2 on the gpu coners, and use a light layer of AC3 over the rest of the gpu after you lap that HSF. 2 dots holds a Corb on my northbridge Very well, and ive pulled on it a few times while running some games and such, so u dont have to use more then 2-4 dots in the coners.
hope this helps :)