Hi I've got a quick question to see if anyone could answer...I'm running a very very old K6-2 PC
for a low traffic FTP and file server for about 5years now. I'm very happy with the rig, as it's a
quiet PC with just enough CPU power required for the job.
Yesterday however I tried changing my heatsink and fan for the CPU, and that plastic piece on
the socket that holds the Heatsink in place unfortunately broke off.
I came up with an idea of sticking a piece of Sekisui #5760 thermal double side tape I had on hand
on to the CPU to keep the Heatsink and fan in place untill I could come up with a permanent and
more reliable alternative. I hear that most of the Thermatake VideoCard and Chipset cooling expantion
kits used this type of tape on their heat sinks...
Anyone have any experience with this tape? Do you think it's enough? or should I stop the system
untill I could find something better?
The CPU is a mobile K6-2 533mhz underclocked for reliability at 500mhz...
I use JB weld. First I find a tall heatsink that fits into place without hanging over the clip, that way I can instal and remove the heatsink/chip as one unit.
JB Weld is a metal filled epoxy similar to Artic Silver Adheasive but with slightly worse thermal properties. It's also much cheaper.
Some sinks come with 3-tab latches. If your center tab is broken, the side tabs still do the job. And most Athlon/Duron/PIII/Celeron coolers fit.
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