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Separating CPU/HSF?
« on: May 29, 2022, 06:39:09 am »
I'm about start watercooling my Talos II but before doing so I would like to know if there's anything special required when separating the CPU from the HSF with the indium pad in place?

My existing setup is the with the HSFs and indium pads from RCS. Do they stick? Do they need cleaning up?

I've two waterblocks to try out, one from vikings.thum, and another I had custom made from a company here in France.

(I'll be documenting the build and the steps for anyone interested.)


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Re: Separating CPU/HSF?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 08:36:02 pm »
Indium pads may indeed stick. I don't think there's much harm to leaving it on, though. I certainly wouldn't try to scrape it off the CPU heat spreader since you may introduce small voids that way (besides the small but real chance of just plain damaging the chip).