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Old 06-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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eBay thermal adhesive


Has anyone used the $1 thermal adhesive found on eBay? Is it just thermal compound or does it harden?

I know that the Arctic Alumina would be the best choice but if the cheapo works then why not.

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Old 06-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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im assuming you are using it for your computer? if so ,, i found it best to spend a little extra and buy the good thermal adhesive.. you dont want to burn out a brand new chip b/c you used crappy paste.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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I will be using it to glue LEDs to a heatsink. I've always used high quality thermal compound with my computer.

I'm wondering if this stuff actually dries and hardens.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #4
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according to http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21305080939336
it says so, within 12 hours

use google translate if necessary
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #5
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I wouldn't use regular thermal paste. Go to rapidled or aquastyle online and buy the special thermal glue they sell. You get what you pay for.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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The one on AquaStyle is the same stuff. I've just read on DX forum that this stuff dies dry.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #7
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That's unfortunate. Looks like they're trying to cut costs. Check out rapidled.

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The one on AquaStyle is the same stuff. I've just read on DX forum that this stuff dies dry.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #8
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I've also seen a YouTube video of assembling a kit from aquastyle and the adhesive is also the same.

I will try this one out. It's only a dollar anyway.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #9
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I'd still stick w/ the 2 part epoxy IF you want a permanent bond.

"heatsink plaster"..
http://reprapworld.com/?products_det...238&cPath=1629

Arctic alumina adhesive..
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Precaution:
Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive is a permanent adhesive. Components you attach with Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive will
stay attached forever.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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I used exactly the same thing on my led's. As my opinion, works well. Dry quickly (in few minutes. Not 12 hours...)

Chinese stuff can be cheap and good as well
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