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With the memory madness comp running & more benchers looking at freezing memory modules I figured I'd post my method of insulating.

I already had my board covered in dragon skin. Vaseline, dielectric grease, conformal spray & nail polish are other common ways to cover the
motherboard itself.

I tape off the unused slots first (secondary slots were covered from when I poured the dragon skin, just had to tape off the third channel tonight).
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Then the memory goes in. This is a set of Super Talent chrome 2000Mhz 8-8-8 24 modules I put in copperhead heatspreaders. I did use eraser on the sticks under the heatspreaders, when using my dominator memory I did not remove HS or put anything to insulate on the sticks themselves.
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Next some strips of shop towel & armaflex cut to fit around the memory slots, & strips to fit in between the outer gasket & the modules.
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Hard to see in the pic, but I gouged out foam from this piece so it goes over the memory clamp-downs without leaving much of a gap in there.
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Then i just keep stacking on the armaflex until it is slightly over the top of the modules & clamp the pot on.
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I put a piece of armaflex tube insulation over the pot & wrap the whole works in shop towel. For the temp sensor I just filled a screw hole with TIM & stuck a probe in it.
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Now ready for the cold!
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post #2 of 14
OMG nice... how cold are they getting?
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post #3 of 14
Looks like some bulletproof insulation there!
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by kill;13525910 
OMG nice... how cold are they getting?

I was running them at about -60° last night, have gone down to about -160° before but didn't really see any difference.
Might as well post this in here, it was kind of a failed overclocking session since the uncore didn't want to play ball but got a Super Talent Chrome kit (2000Mhz 8-8-8 24 2t) up to 2000Mhz 6-6-6 20 1t before calling it quits.
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Nice guide +rep smile.gif
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post #6 of 14
Here's an example of how to seal off the spreaders with eraser.

If air can't get to it, neither can moisture.

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I'm freezing mine tomorrow biggrin.gif
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I like this guide but must stay away from stuff like this. I don't need to be spending on more pots.
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