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Ram heatspreader fell off

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by AlienIsGOD, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    i have a set of mushkin blacklines and when i was installing them i dropped a stick and 1/2 the heatspreader came off. What would be the best way to go about repairing this? I was thinking crazy glue on the foam-type adhesive strip covering the memory modules, but i dont want to do something stupid, rather come here and get advice 1st. Thing is the strip isnt sticky on the top side at all so i want to see what my options are.

    ram in question http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295

    Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
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    Or you could simply leave it without a heat sink,DDR3 at 1.5v is quite cool.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    ^ that


    heatspreaders are often just for looks, and can actually trap the hot air in.
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    Contact them about the heatsink falling off and see if they will allow you to add some thermal tape to get around down time and costs.
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