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JB Weld, the ultimate interface material!

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a b K Overclocking
May 18, 2001 6:13:46 AM

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.

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
May 18, 2001 4:22:08 PM

EEEEEEEEEExcelllllllllent crashman

the name is justified.. AVE!!

" overclocking = better value "
May 19, 2001 3:44:19 PM

That is just to COOL. The things we will do and go through to get the most bang for the buck. Another at a boy for Crahman. You are the man.

Rock out with your AMD out
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May 20, 2001 3:19:47 AM

So what's for supper?

Oven chips? hehe

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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2001 3:36:05 AM

I would actually suggest curing it at a lower temp, like 150F or so.

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
May 20, 2001 4:47:05 AM

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so I cured it in my oven at 200F


If I was a cop, I wouldn't arrest you; I'd just start whacking you with a pr24.

You're just plain crazy.....
a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2001 10:46:05 AM

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.

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
May 20, 2001 12:28:41 PM

Crashman.

You either have your $hit together, or your nuts.

Do you think if I put my old PSU in the oven it would fix it? lol

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"Now drop your weapons or I'll kill him with this deadly jelly baby." :wink:
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2001 1:54:03 PM

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!

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
May 21, 2001 8:41:06 PM

next time solder it on, that will guarantee fried transistors

you do not strengthen teh weak by weakening the strong
a b K Overclocking
May 21, 2001 9:48:40 PM

Why would I want fried transistors? Besides, this fan works good, is removable from the heatsink, and the heatsink is no longer removable (did I mention that JB weld is PERMANENT?).

Cast not thine pearls before the swine
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