Just wondering... I have an aluminium heat spreader for my RAM which I used on some PC133 when I had my K6-2.
When I removed the bloody thing, all of the compound stuff that touched the chips peeled off. I am now left with a semi-compound heatspreader. I have got all the glue off and it is smooth as a babies behind, but I was wondering, would it be ok to put some AS3 on the RAM chips and then put the heatspreader on, or would the AS3 damage the RAM chips.
I know its a longshot that it would damage anything, but I have seen pictures of AS3 burning the bottom of heatsinks and was just wondering if it would do the same to the RAM
Thanks in advance
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i would personally not recommend trying to use as3 on your ram because of a few reasons. first, it does conduct electricity (put some between two contacts on any board and watch the board fry) second, as3 does not have any adhesive to hold the heatspreaders on, unless the heatspreaders have some sort of clamping devices. instead of as3, i would suggest you use artic alumina, check here because it is an electrical insulator yet it conducts heat. it's all up to you though.
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Yes it is conductive and can damage the card. I use AS2 on my cards, but I keep it away from the edges of the chip and apply a VERY thin layer.
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