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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:16 pm 
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if i were to put ram sinks on my video card would it be wise to use AS5 or just use the stuff that comes on them. i think its like removeable paste. also would copper or aluminum be better for these?


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you need Arctic Silver thermal epoxy to attach ramsinks or something similar not AS5. Or you can just use the paste that comes with retail ramsinks. Thermal Grease needs clamps to hold the sink down still. Small AL ramsinks work good. You can even cut your own out of old socket 7 heatsinks easily.


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In a pinch you can use thermal grease and superglue. I've read of other people trying it so i figured what the heck. Just put the thermal goop in the center and dot the four corners of the ram with a little superglue. Just be very careful not to get any glue on the board. Dries fast and is still goin strong on my 9600xt!


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You can't use AS5, you'd have to go with their Artic Alumina line.

It's not bad stuff and my 9700 Pro's RAMsinks never came loose, but since I have a shitty Powercolor Card I didn't get much of an improvement in overclocking the ram.


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alright then but do i want aluminum or copper sinks?


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Nickel or Tin coated Copper


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