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My RAM's memory heat sink wears off everytime I open my PC to do some cleaning (I guess turning my case, and laying it laterally makes the heat sink wear off.

Please see the image.
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I need to find a way to reliably put back the heat sink onto the RAM Dimm.


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You can use thermal adhesive to do this. Here is one example.

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By the looks of things the original thermal solution looks like thermal tape - there's a review for one varient of the stuff here - thermal tape isn't reusable so you'd need to very carefully peel off the tape you have now before reattachment.

That said, i'd give the ram a shot, sans heatsink to see if there's any issues - if it isn't overclocked, it may work fine as is.

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Thanks for your input. How about removing the tape and using what Uninspired proposed? – camiloqp Jul 3 '12 at 16:46
VERY VERY careful peeling. Nail polish remover may help as well. I've not had much experience with thermal adhesive so i have no idea there. – Journeyman Geek Jul 4 '12 at 0:08

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