Thermal adhesive alternative for heatsinks

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    I have a CLEVO P870TM1-G and have been thinking on sticking some "mini" heat sinks to the preinstalled heat sink to improve temperatures. I already have the mini heat sinks but I don't have any thermal adhesive left to install them so I was wondering if there's an alternative to this. I was thinking on just using thermal paste or maybe double-sided tape, but I'm not really sure if those are good options. I read somewhere that I could use thermal epoxy (AS has one) but I don't want them to be permanently installed.

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    Found some M3 double sided thermal tape so I used that. Had some trouble with the back cover height so I couldn't use all of the heat sinks, only the small ones which I only had 5 lol, I guess some is better than nothing. Also changed the thermal paste cause it was a mess, it was spilled all over the die. So far I've noticed at least 5 C less in normal use (youtube, websites, etc). Took some pictures of the process.

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    There was already some type of tape installed but the thermal paste got under it and did a mess, I replaced it mainly to keep the substrate clean cause it was kinda annoying to clean lol

    What's you configuration for your 1080 SLI?, I played a little with the fan curve on MSI AB but the improvement was very little. There are some titles I can't play because the GPU gets too hot even with Vsync enabled.

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    Just go with Mr. Fox guide and you will feel the difference. Undervolte to 0.9 and will play any title without any issues.
     
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    Flash the attached bios for both cards.
     

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    How do I do that? Is it safe? Does it work with any GTX 1080?
     
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    I used that method a few weeks ago but it didn't work well, but Mr. Fox video did help a lot, specially to unlock voltage control, I've seen at least 10 C less on some stuff, which is great.

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