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  1. 1. TWEAKMONSTER BGA RAMSINK INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing a Tweakmonster BGA RAMsink. Rest assured that you have the best RAMsink that provides optimal heat dissipation on your video card memory chip. The Tweakmonster BGA RAMsink will help you achieve better video stability and greater system performance, whether overclocking your video card or not. Set aside an hour to complete the installation, and then allow at least six hours to dry. The total time to complete this installation is approximately seven hours, which includes drying time. DISCLAIMER Tweakmonster is not responsible for any damage to any hardware caused by the installation of this RAMsink. If the RAMsink appears to be damaged before installation, don’t attempt install it, and return it for a replacement. SUPPLIES • One Tweakmonster RAMsink • The video card to be modded • Several cotton swabs • 400-600 grit sandpaper or steel wool (to remove oxidation) • Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, or equivalent, for cleaning sanded residue • Multi-purpose sealant spray (to prevent further oxidation) • Non-conductive thermal adhesive • Thermal compound (to slightly weaken the adhesive for later removal) • Masking tape (to mask the edges of your RAMchip memory pins from adhesive) PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION 1. Choose a clean, flat surface to use for an hour during installation, and afterwards to dry undisturbed for at least six hours. 2. Take the sandpaper and LIGHTLY sand away any oxidation. Residue may be on your RAMsink, and this is due to oxygen tarnishing the surface. 3. Dip the end of one cotton swab into Isopropyl alcohol and clean the residue from your RAMsink. tallow the alcohol to evaporate for a few minutes before applying the sealant. 4. Spray a THIN coat of the Multi-Purpose Sealant on the surface of your RAMsink, and let your RAMsink dry for a few minutes while you prepare the RAM chip. 5. LIGHTLY sand the top of the RAM chip you have chosen to place a RAMsink on. Preparing the surface of your RAM chip will ensure that the RAMsink adhesive will securely fasten the RAMsink. 6. Dip the end of one cotton swab in Isopropyl alcohol and clean the surface of the RAM chip. Allow the alcohol to evaporate for a few minutes before masking the edges of your chip.
  2. 2. 7. Mask the edges of each chip with masking tape. IMPORTANT! Masking the edges of each chip with masking tape ensures that no adhesive gets on your RAMchip memory pins. You only want to apply adhesive between the RAMchip and your RAMsink. Any overflowing adhesive may short-circuit your video card--destroying your card! APPLYING THE ADHESIVE AND RAMSINK 8. Mix a thumbnail amount of thermal adhesive in a 1:1 ratio. It’s a fast-acting solution, so immediately add one part thermal compound so the adhesive bond doesn’t get too strong. Someday you may want to remove the RAMsink without breaking your video card. Mix just enough for a few applications at a time so it doesn’t all dry out at once. 9. Apply a few evenly-spaced droplets of your mixed adhesive on your RAMchip and press firmly on your RAMsink. Even though you have your RAMchip masked, you don’t want to use too much sloppy adhesive, and don’t press harder than a few ounces of pressure. 10. Now carefully place, and firmly press your RAMsink onto your RAMchip. You may see some adhesive squeeze out from underneath and over the protective masking tape. COMPLETING YOUR RAMSINK INSTALLATION 11. Allow your RAMsinks to dry for one hour before carefully removing the masking tape. This is just enough time to allow for the adhesive to dry and remove the tape so it doesn’t become permanent. 12. Let the adhesive dry undisturbed for at least six hours. VERIFYING YOUR INSTALLATION Once your adhesive has dried completely, examine the card for any adhesive residue. You shouldn’t see any adhesive covering your RAMchip memory pins. If any adhesive shorts your memory pins, your RAMchip could fry, and you’ll see a kaleidoscope of colors upon boot up. You can remove this residue carefully by scraping it away with a needle. Your RAMsink should now be properly applied, and your video card is ready to re-install and use. Congratulations! Enjoy greater stability and performance with your Tweakmonster BGA RAMsink. Thanks again for purchasing a Tweakmonster BGA RAMsink.