Protected my Duron core with high-temp Epoxy

Feb 24, 2000
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I felt the need to protect my Duron as I am always changing heat sinks
to find the one that works the best. so using a high-temp, high strength
Epoxy, I aplied a bead of Epoxy all the way around the core. Before the
glue was totally dry, I used a knife and spread it to a nice neat taper
from the top of the core down to the die near the caps.

The Epoxy is very hard.
I used an Epoxy solvent to clean any glue on the core, and must say it work's
Great!

Give it a Try!
 

VotTak

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Sep 12, 2000
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I believe It'll make your core harder but you need to remove heat from your core and in this case epoxy is working as thermoinsulator.
Think... does it have the same (or close) heatconductivity as Cu or Al?
 

eia430

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Sep 7, 2000
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Votak according to cheche's description the epoxy is placed to the sides of the slug not on top of it. I would imagine that the thermal resistance of epoxy is less than that of air. So being as to he replaced air with epoxy, only two logical possibilities. Either his cpu cooling remained the same or it has improved.
 
Feb 24, 2000
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Temps have remained the same, but the core is really strong.
I have tried any and all heat-sinks that I have, and not one chip!
I have even put heat-sinks on at an angle because the clip was so
tough, and no Damage.

It's really works!:)
 

VotTak

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Sep 12, 2000
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Sorry, probably my bad English did not let me to understand that epoxy was put around the core on the sides only. I understand it as top was covered also.
That was misunderstanding.

I didn't get why you are saying about thermo resistance of air and epoxy than.
Coz I know that between top of the core and heatsink we put thermal paste(greese)... and there is no air there at all. What air you were talking about I have no idea...
Nevermind.

At least we'll know how to make sides if core strong.
Cheers
 

eia430

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Voltak the air I was refering to was the air that was displaced by the epoxy. It would be the air between the sides of the "slug" and the heat sink. Normaly there would be an air gap there providing no extra support for the sides of the slug, he simply replaced that with epoxy which will lend considerably more support than air will.
 


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