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February 12, 2009 7:36:13 AM

Hello all! Question with Thermal Tape and Thermal paste. I'm SLI ing two 8800 GTX's, bought them a from a buddy so there a bit used. No big deal. Building a custom show case. The blocks are Danger Den so of course their copper. I want to uninstall them like I did for my CPU to clean. And by the way Ketchup is the best for copper cleaning! So again my question is between paste or tape? When reinstalling my GPU blocks which is better to use? I saw bad reviews about this tape off Frozen CPU. They said its a thin pad and its messy to clean off? I'm ok with either. I will eventually do some over clocking with this build and heard its better to use paste for that? If so on either product which also brand name would you all suggest?

The the web address below is for those Thermal tape pads with bad reviews from Frozen CPU.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3776/thr-18/Thermal_T...

This web address is what someone else used for his install. And it looks like thermal tape? Actually now that i look at it it looks like thermal paste? If so what types of paste could he be using? looks like two different types? One over the 12 heat sinks and another one the core. As I look at it more, it looks like two pastes and 5 pieces tape? Anyways let me know what u think? Wonder if nvidia will let me know what to use?

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1127137

Please any feed back would be greatly appreciated Thank you,
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February 12, 2009 11:17:26 AM

wheelie_steve said:
Hello all! Question with Thermal Tape and Thermal paste. I'm SLI ing two 8800 GTX's, bought them a from a buddy so there a bit used. No big deal. Building a custom show case. The blocks are Danger Den so of course their copper. I want to uninstall them like I did for my CPU to clean. And by the way Ketchup is the best for copper cleaning! So again my question is between paste or tape? When reinstalling my GPU blocks which is better to use? I saw bad reviews about this tape off Frozen CPU. They said its a thin pad and its messy to clean off? I'm ok with either. I will eventually do some over clocking with this build and heard its better to use paste for that? If so on either product which also brand name would you all suggest?

The the web address below is for those Thermal tape pads with bad reviews from Frozen CPU.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3776/thr-18/Thermal_T...

This web address is what someone else used for his install. And it looks like thermal tape? Actually now that i look at it it looks like thermal paste? If so what types of paste could he be using? looks like two different types? One over the 12 heat sinks and another one the core. As I look at it more, it looks like two pastes and 5 pieces tape? Anyways let me know what u think? Wonder if nvidia will let me know what to use?

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1127137

Please any feed back would be greatly appreciated Thank you,


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And by the way Ketchup is the best for copper cleaning!


This is the Vista Operating system forum. I was a rare coin dealer for ten years. The methods of cleaning rare copper coins was a topic of discussion that came up often in my many years in the business. Ketchup was never mentioned or considered an alternative of any nature to cleaning copper. Sometimes I put the Burger King ketchup packs under the toilet seat there and imagine someone sitting on it, then using the ketchup to clean up the copper pipes. :ouch: 

Use paste.
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March 2, 2009 3:36:35 PM

wheelie_steve said:
And by the way Ketchup is the best for copper cleaning!



ROFL No!, it is not the best, it leaves behind an organic residue which would also need to be removed, so what do you use to remove that? Mustard? :lol: 

Don't get mad just razzin ya!

Actually if you want the best cleaner CRC QD Spray Electronic cleaner is excellent but not as cheap as ketchup, Sorry can't get past the Ketchup!

For just cleaning the Heat sink base itself, you can use any spray brake parts cleaner, but do not spray that on any electronic components!

Most people just use 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, and canned air to quick dry the alcohol, that works just fine.

Artic Silver 5 or Artic Silver Ceramique is the Thermal Compounds of choice for the majority of Overclockers.

Thermal pads and tapes are best bought from the link below, Thermattach is an excellent product for attaching Ram Sinks to Graphics Card memory chips, it is removable not voiding the warranty, unlike Thermal Adhesive which is NOT REMOVABLE!

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/therinmat.html

Hope this feedback helped after the Razzin! Ryan


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