I'm very curious at how good super glue is in terms of transferring heat. Currently, I use super glue to secure a 486 heatsink on my nvidia vanta video cards since they do not come with one. Obviously its cheap and is a good adhesive. Can anyone give me any insight on this topic. My plan is to remove the heatsink on my Diamond Viper 770 TNT2 card and glue a better heatsink on it.
I don't know about thermal heat, but It doesn't work to well with other adhesive material
When I was in elementary school, we had a fundraiser and we got to duct tape our principal to the wall. A bunch of us snuck in some super glue and spread it all over the back of the duct tape before we put it over him. Didn't work. He fell from the wall after they pulled the table out from under him.
I don't remember where I saw this (might have been <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com.au" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com.au</A>), but I read a post once where someone had used super glue to attach a heatsink to the clock generator chip of an Asus P3V4X. This guy had spread it out just like it was heatsink compound and it did not work well. The advice from others was that he should have used thermal compound on most of the surface, and then put a small drop of super glue on each corner of the chip. I'd personally use thermal tape or thermal expoxy (I've actually done neither, but that would be my preference.)
I've got large heatsinks superglued to my memory on my GF2 MX and then a pentium fan on the heatsinks. Anyways, i put a little drop of glue on each corner of the chip then put a smudge of thermal compound in the middle- works ok. However, there is some thermal compounds available that have an adhesive built in, sorta like a 2 in one. I found some at www.inflowdirect.com