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can I just use any superglue to reglue it? putting them back into the memory module from whatever glue is there will hold it only for a couple days, I need a permanente fix but I don't want to clean it or use new tiny heatsinks.
 

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No, you can not. The superglue might actually damage the memory ICs.
You can't just use random glue dude... :kookoo:
The heat from the graphics card is most likely drying out the glue you're using and this is why your heatsinks are dropping off.

Get some rubbing alcohol and clean the memory ICs and the heatsinks off all residue, before applying a thermal adhesive as per above.

Or buy some new heatsinks, those things are like $7 for a full set with adhesive.
Or you can get black ones for $8 with adhesive.
Or you can get a box of 100 in different sizes for $10 without adhesive.
I'd suggest thermal tape over glue in this case though, a whole sheet will set you back $3.15. Easier to work with than glue.

While you're at it, order this too and clean that machine!
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
No you need a thermal adhesive like this : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Adhesive/dp/B0007VT652

Also clean your case out while you're at it... :twitch:
No, you can not. The superglue might actually damage the memory ICs.
You can't just use random glue dude... :kookoo:

Get some rubbing alcohol and clean the memory ICs and the heatsinks off all residue, before applying a thermal adhesive as per above.

Or buy some new heatsinks, those things are like $7 for a full set with adhesive.
Thanks isnt enough... QFT... all of it.
 
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Seems like you had this exact same problem not too long ago...
I guess you didn't take on board any of the advice you got then and I guess you won't listen now either so...
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Seems like you had this exact same problem not too long ago...
I guess you didn't take on board any of the advice you got then and I guess you won't listen now either so...
Oof... :(
 
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The hd5770 seems not to need heatsinks on those chips
you sure it doesn't need them? I'm always worried they'll burn if I run grid racer on it for too long like 2 hours a day. I remember the gpu reached 104c easily.
 
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pretty sure nothing will happen to them, memory chips don't tend to heat up as much as the GPU itself.
Had mine for about 6 years with no memory cooling whatsoever (apart from the ones that get airflow from the fan), and nothing happened to it.
 
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104 degrees on 5770? How is it still alive this card?
 
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104 degrees on 5770? How is it still alive this card?
yeah, thats not what remember having :laugh:
Clean the heatsink, repaste it, and tighten it
 
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Clean your case fans, filters and if possible improve your overall case flow.
Turn your ac up...
 
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While you're at it, order this too and clean that machine!
What kind of vacum would you recomend? I don't dust it off cause the dust falls on the ground and I don't have access to broom it cause is tight!
 

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