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    I need a .8mm copper shim, for my laptop's GPU. I looked on ebay and amazon, but the only ones I could find ship from overseas, but I do not want to wait, or pay a lot for faster shipping. Anybody have some or know of a good seller in north america?
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    Sand a penny?
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    Its not a Copper solution to you problem but
    would an Aluminum shim do the job? (with thermal paste of course)
    if it would use Aluminum Bakeing foil available by raiding the kitchen of your own home
    trim it to correct size using sissors/razor blade/craft knife

    Ghetto it may be......... but it will work

    bet you you could buy a 100metre roll of bakeing foil for the price of a copper shim
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    Thermaltake sells copper shims. also maybe electrical stores or electric motor rebuilders
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    yea, try electric stores.
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    There's likely a fabricator in the town where you live, they'll be able to knock you up a shim easy.


    Hell they can even make backplates and other cool stuff if you measure everything up for them.

    ( Was going to get a custom 6870 v-ram plate made up)
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    For the time being, I have a large glob of arctic silver in the gap, and I am keeping my quadro turned off and just using intel graphics. I thought about aluminum but I would have to use multiple layers of foil and as you probably know from wearing multiple layers in the winter; layering items is a great way to make an insulator.
    Modern pennies are mostly zinc.

    I looked up a few fabricators locally none of them work in copper, at least on this small of a scale.
    I emailed a jeweler to see about getting it made in silver :D, but have not heard back yet.
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    Any hardware store around my way has copper shims, they're used for lots of things, sealing engine sump bungs is what we mainly use them for.
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    Already saw that after I added it to my cart I saw that shipping would take 17-28 days.

    When I searched for the thickness iI needed it really narrowed down the results on ebay.

    I found an old penny hammered it out and sanded it. Seems to be working well for now.

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