FesterBlatz wrote:I put a thin strip of Scotch double-sided tape around the parameter of the heatsink and a layer of thermal compound in the center.
Hey, +1 for creativity!
I'm seriously not getting this though. Don't get me wrong, it's your CPU and your time spent practicing your hobby the way you like it. What I'm not getting is why ending up using tape
, rather some proper thermal conductive adhesive. Also out of pure curiosity, how's "working out fine" measured? Just because it's still working?
The reasons for wanting a temporary bond were noted on page 1 of this thread. I think most, if not all, of those who have rare CPUs do not want to ruin the printed surface with a permanent thermal bonding agent.
I think I might muck up a 486 cooler with those clip things by cutting down the 486 heatsink, taking a chunk out of the centre, then bonding it back together. Only issue is there won't be a fan of the appropriate size to attach to the plastic posts. So I was thinking of cutting off the posts and glueing the clips to the heatsink.