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Can blue-tack be used on PC hardware as noise dampener

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by nukemelamers, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. nukemelamers New Member

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    i got PC case and it doesnt include anti vibration screws for the HDD, so i m thinking to put some blu-tack between the HDD and the housing, and so is with the case fan to reduce vibration and noise, since blu-tack is non adhesive and easy to remove,

    so do u guys think its fine ?
     
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    Blu-tack never quite sticks to pc components for me.
     
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    i m still using the bolts tho, so it hold firmly, i m thinking to just put some blutack between the bolts to the HDD
     
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    MohawkAngel New Member

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    The blutack would then do nothing more than mess up the stuff ..theres still contact between screws and case frame.
     
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    richjordan255 New Member

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    i have used it on case fans before and it helped a little, but not on hard drives
     
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    aCid888* New Member

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    This is the most random/ghetto thing I've ever read on these forums.
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    It works though but not as good as the small rubber grommets you can buy for next to nothing.

    One of the fins on the cooler of my 4870 for some reason sorta 'broke' @ the heat pipe & it started to rattle when the system was on. so i got a small amount of Blu tack n fixed it back in place so it wouldnt rattle anymore. problem sorted.
     
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    yeah, i m looking for the rubber thingy but the shop that sell them is far away,

    thanks for the reply
     
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    Rubber-bands will work much better. use them to suspend the HDD.
     
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    shevanel New Member

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    now that's ghetto!

    just hang em from a string at the bottom of the roof of the case while youre at it LOL
     
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    LMFAO. dont be nasty :laugh::laugh:

    blu-tak fixed my 5970(DONT ASK) and so did superglue for that matter.
     
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    lol i kid, i dont even know what blu tak is
     
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    that blue sticky stuff you use to put up posters and stuff

    [​IMG]
     
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    shevanel New Member

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    Oh FFS don't put that crap in your PC!
     
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    are they no good ?
    or dangerous ?
     
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    dont worry - its non conductive so its pretty safe
     
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    BFBC2?.............lol
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its melts into an oily residue in 40C+, its NOT safe for use in PC's.

    I've tried, it didnt go well - and it was a total bitch to clean.
     
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    Got me curious now... :laugh:
     
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    theres blutack melted on my wall from a 45C day, so i'd hate to think what'd happen inside a PC.
     

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