Aftermarket Cooling Difficulties
How do I safely peel off the Kingston OEM heat sinks from my 3GB 2000MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 (9-9-9) DIMM (Kit of 3) Intel XMP ?
What is the adhesive used to bond the heat sink to the chips?
What is the best method to defeat the adhesive, like hot-air gun heat for hotmelt glue?
Removing the clips was easy, I just slid a paint-scraping razor blade underneath each end of the clip (just up to against the lugs) and the clip slipped right off.
Using my finger nails I tried to pry apart the heatsinks by pulling only at the two plates, allowing the card to be untouched.
All as I managed to do was warp the ends of the heat sinks and at that point I feared the bond of the chips to the card might be weaker than the bond of the heat sink to the chips and that should I apply more force I'll rip the chips off the card.
Under construction & my first build: GA-EX58-Extreme R1.0 with i7-965 CPU underneath a EnzoTech Luna Rev. A water block, 3Gig 2000MHz DDR3 Kingston KHX16000D3K3/3GX with Koolance RAM-35 water blocks, 1 BFG GTX 295 H2O video card, all connected to a Koolance 2000 Watts ERM-2K3U external radiator unit. Turbo-Cool 1200 ESA PSU in a Lian Li PC-P80 chassis with W-75BT transparent side panel & PE-01 PSU mounting bracket, all sitting on a W2B Case Carriage. - - - More components as $&¢ (money) becomes availiable.