do heatsinks matter?

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do heatsinks matter?

Post by cplexroro » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:55 pm

hi, i am in the midst of piecing together my pimp64 (see wahwahwahworklog ) and have already bought all my equipment, i really don't want to have to get a heatsink if it isn't necassary, can i just put the original one back on or leave it bare?
i drilled a hellabunch of holes in it so it'll get a lot of air...
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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by Bush » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:15 pm

You will want at least the stock heatsinks and that is only decent if you have vents.

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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by cplexroro » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:41 pm

Bush wrote:You will want at least the stock heatsinks and that is only decent if you have vents.
i have plenty of hole vents, once my paint drys ill dremel some slits on the sides, and i was wondering if anyone had considered water cooling?
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Post by Basement_Modder » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:25 pm

The N64 is not worth water cooling. It barely even needs heatsinks if it wasn't in a case. :|
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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by Bush » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:51 pm

The simple answer is yes, you need heatsinks and thermal paste. Other than that, you will be fine. I just recommend not using the stock ones.

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Post by cplexroro » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

Bush wrote:The simple answer is yes, you need heatsinks and thermal paste. Other than that, you will be fine. I just recommend not using the stock ones.
i will, though is is their anything i can use other than thermal paste?...
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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by Bush » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:12 pm

Not that I know of. They have cheap stuff at radioshack.

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Post by nevermind1534 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:36 pm

cplexroro wrote:
Bush wrote:The simple answer is yes, you need heatsinks and thermal paste. Other than that, you will be fine. I just recommend not using the stock ones.
i will, though is is their anything i can use other than thermal paste?...
Thermal adhesive or thermal tape?

If you use thermal adhesive, they'll never come off. You'll also get really good heat transfer, as you would with regular thermal compound.
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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by Bush » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:11 pm

Oh yeah, forgot thermal tape.

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Post by cplexroro » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Bush wrote:Oh yeah, forgot thermal tape.
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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by mymixed » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:12 pm

I would recommend using thermal paste. Artic Silver is awesome:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... ps-sellers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They have it at radioshack.

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Re: do heatsinks matter?

Post by cplexroro » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:59 am

mymixed wrote:I would recommend using thermal paste. Artic Silver is awesome:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... ps-sellers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They have it at radioshack.

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thanks, ill have to check it out! :D
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