Anyone know where i can get Silicon Sealant for Electronics, as im trying to cover up some Electrical Leads so i dont dope them in AS5 Epoxy accidently while trying to attach heatsinks to chips on my mobo.
Gunner, AS5 Thermal Epoxy, is a thermal adhesive, it still can cause shorts, Also to make the Epoxy less Permanent you mix in some AS5 Compound, Thats what i did with the ram on the laptop vid card. Also Hot Glue is not recommended because you cant remove it once applied. I want something that will stay in a rubbery state.
Silicon sealant can be found in most any hardware store in squeeze tubes. Most labels don't list electronics as a use, but as a retired Air Force Master Sgt. I can tell you, we used a lot of it to seal and as cable ties.
You do what you have to do.
If you're worried about the acetic acid that is found while normal silicone sealants are curing (and I generally would be for some electronics applications) you might try using aquarium silicone sealant.
I've never had any trouble removing consumer-grade hot-melt glue. For safer application and easier removal, it also helps to use the warm-melt glue instead of the hot-melt. Remember that at temps we're used to, hot or warm-melt glue will re-flow to some degree in certain applications.
edit to add-by the way, there are silicone sealants with different viscosities. If you need something that will completely fill-in porous/holey areas, then use a low-viscosity sealant. The downside is that it can be a bit more messy. These should all be available at a hardware or hobby store or via the internet.
Is that really necessary to put sinks in all chips, beside GPU, CPU, NB, and DIMMS chips? I can see you put smaller sinks in smaller chips. And even for tiny chips, I can't really tell, but what looks like some kind of silvery metal plate on top. Is that necessary?