I just switched for frag tape to JB weld to secure my Pentium cooler to my GTS GPU. I didn't want to wait hours for it to secure so I cured it in my oven at 200F (How many of you have the moxy to stick your $160 video card in the oven?). The result? My cooler operates at a MUCH higher temp, I can actually feel warm air blowing out of it. Which means that it is conducting heat away from my GPU MUCH more efficiently. Oh, and I get 5MHz more out of it, big deal.
Oh, and I think that 200F may have been just a LITTLE warm for curing it, the solder was starting to liquify in a couple of places.
Well, 200F was the lowest setting on my electric oven. I tried "warm" at first but that didn't seem to work (the light didn't even come on). Maybe I need a new oven. Anyway, the card works great, the cooler works much better, so I guess no damage was done. So the JB weld experiment was a success. I could have let it cure at room temp I suppose, but that would have taken several hours, oven curing took about 20 minutes. I am happy with the results, but thought I should mention that 200F is probably a borderline temp for survivability of parts themselves. Just a few degrees hotter and I would have ruined it.
No guts, no glory! Hey, did you see how I mutilated my Celeron 566 to get it to operate at 850 on an OEM board? It's not that I have the monry to blow, I'm a poor college student with a family to support. But I am fairly sure of myself. Or at least full of myslef! Most people who don't know me think I'm a little crazy, but those who do think I'm "eccentric". Hey, I haven't ruined a part in years!