Make your own thermal epoxy
1. You can use materials that you probably already own - namely, a tube of TIM and some epoxyresin - to make your own thermal epoxy. Any TIM will do, but the more viscous it is, the better,although you should avoid electrically conductive TIM. We used Arctic Alumina.2. You can use any epoxy, but some types will be easier to work with than others. We chose touse Araldite Rapid, since we already had a tube. This sets quickly, though, which can be slightlyproblematic, as the epoxy will quickly become more viscous and difficult to mix with the TIM if you don't move quickly.