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Modifying a Heatsink.

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May 8, 2010 7:41:23 PM

Well, I have a XIGMATEK HDT-SD964 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler and the bottom, that sits on top of the CPU isn't exactly flat, or a smooth surface, so I was thinking of either getting a copper or aluminum plate and mounting it on top, so it's a smooth and flat surface; how would I, or what would be the proper was of attaching the Copper or Aluminum plate on the bottom of the Heatsink?

I don't think any type of "Super Glue" would be appropriate, as that may hold the heat?

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.


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May 8, 2010 8:00:03 PM

Sorry, I must have looked over that, I had no clue what lapping was; now I do :)  Thanks.
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May 8, 2010 8:07:14 PM

Be careful when you lap DHT type coolers (ie S1283). The Copper pipes are VERY thin (~2mm or less). If you sand it down too much it WILL leak.
May 8, 2010 8:13:16 PM

That's why I was thinking about getting a thin plate of Copper or Aluminum to mount on the bottom surface where it makes contact with the CPU, but I couldn't think of anything to mount it with (ie. glue, tape, weld etc.) I'm not going to do either of the three (3) examples, they're what they are, just examples :) 
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May 8, 2010 9:28:46 PM

Glad I could stop you before you glued anything man :)  As Shadow said, go careful, youll be fine as long as you dont get heavy-handed with the sandpaper :)  remember you can always sand more off, but you cant put it back once sanded, little at a time :)  Good luck with it
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May 9, 2010 1:13:25 AM

No plate, your just adding more thermal paste and chances for even less supposed flatness.
May 9, 2010 7:28:59 PM

CFTait said:
I'm not going to do either of the three (3) examples, they're what they are, just examples :)