Originally Posted by Khalam
i really hope those chips just need to get under ss:) or my chip is a terrible joke:( anyhow lads, could you post a pic of you insulation when running your ss's? ive got a cooler express single stage as well so i should be getting similar temps etc
EDIT UPDATE: DO NOT USE THIS POST AS A WAY TO SET UP YOUR CHILLER OR THE BOOK!!
Find a good post somewhere where someone has had good results. This method blew the board up after 3 1/2 Days of running straight!!
I did it exactly the way the manual says with the exception that I did not use the backplate the backplate foam or the thermal electric heat pad on the backplate. Instead I covered the backplate with kneaded eraser on the back of the board and pushed the eraser into the two slots and middle slot to make sure it seated on the transistors firmly. I have been running it three days in a very humid room with 0 condensation forming.
But I do have 3 fans blowing. I have a 90 CFM 120mm sickle flow fan on each side of the CPU and a 90mm fan blowing on my VRM heatsink.
I also have my Motherboard sitting on the box it came in next to my chiller with a thin Neoprene pad between the box and the board.
1. Cover backplate with Kneaded eraser being sure to push it firmly into the two slots and the one square hole in backplate. This will ensure condensation doesnt build up on transistors.
COVER ENTIRE PLATE all the way to PCB
2.Tape off CPU with Electrical tape around edges.Make sure electrical tape is touching the top edge of CPU gently laying tape down from one end of the socket top bracket to the other. Then use your finger nail to push the tape edge onto the vertical edge of the CPU IHS. Repeat this on all 4 sides. Then layer back over Poscaps on top, And layer back to Ram slots on sides.(You will have to use a finger nail to push it in between the socket top clip and the CPU edge because its tight.)
3. lay down thick foam pad (1/4 inch) over electrical tape.(this will be approx 1/2 inch from the CPU on all four sides
4. use kneaded eraser to build up the 1/2 area around the CPU being flat as possible around the CPU and it can get a bit thicker nearest the Foam pad.
5. Lay two 1/8 foam pads over the top of the Kneaded Eraser and bottom foam pad
6. Ready to mount nozzle!
Step 3 You do not have to cut like in this picture on most X79 boards
Step 5 shows one but I used both that come with kit
could not get a pic of the back of my board because it has a frozen nozzle hooked to it right now!
But I will add it once I remove the chiller. Edited by abeeftec - 12/14/11 at 8:22am