[Answered] Holding down heatspreaders on PS3 chips help?
I got a cheap working 60 gig ps3 that despite working kicked fans to maximum within a minute of turning on.
Took it apart and noticed that the heatspreader for one of the chips wasnt even attached to the board, in fact was at an angle and stuck on the metal shielding.
So I tried some Thermaltake paste and used a tiny bit of force and tried leaving something heavy on top for a hour like I saw on youtube but one corner of the chip still slides ever so slightly.
I do have some Arctic MX-4 somewhere but spent a hour today looking for it(had it yesterday as put some on my xbox)
i just use arctic silver, dont bother with the adhesive, you only get 1 shot then have to cut off again. its tacky enough to hold the spreaders. just be careful with placing the heatsinks on top.
i always replace the paste beneath the spreaders this way.. and not had a problem.