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So I talked to chris at enerdyne and he mentioned that the bad ones look a bit streaky as if reflow was ended early. I had assumed that if TIM had spread out fully over the CPU that it was good. So this time I made sure that after the temp drop as reflow starts that I waited for the CPU went back up to 91C. This still didn't help, but then I retightened the mount screws and reflowed again on the same ETI. (The TIM is fairly thick at one end so you can't fully tighten the screws until it's reflowed). There was no temp drop so I just let it sit at 91C for a while until I saw some TIM squeeze out the side, then shut it down a bit after that. Temps look a lot better now (20C better) so I think that's cured it.

So I guess now my method has to be to retighten after the initial reflow, and then do a 2nd reflow. The bad news is that this means I will have to retake all the data that I've done already so that I'm consistent on method mad.gif
     
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:/ I hate to say it, but IX may be too inconsistent for such an undertaking. Especially given how diverse the mounting methods are, I'm not surprised to see the Apogee up at the top.
     
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:/ I hate to say it, but IX may be too inconsistent for such an undertaking. Especially given how diverse the mounting methods are, I'm not surprised to see the Apogee up at the top.

Yeah apparently Maingear (who rebrand IX and sell it as T1000) recommend retightening the block during reflow to help with this. I'm going to try this going forward and see if data looks better!

I have 15 more IX samples to play with so fingers crossed for reliable data thumb.gif
     
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Last of the CPU blocks came in:

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lol did you actually get yours before Derick got his? lachen.gif
That's one good looking block though, love it thumb.gif
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lol did you actually get yours before Derick got his? lachen.gif
That's one good looking block though, love it thumb.gif

Yeah Derick had his stuff sent direct from MIPS, while MIPS had frozencpu send me one.

Yeah it looks good except for the packaging lol but who cares about that. The metal mounting plate isn't held down (same as the raystorm i.e. it can just lift up) which I don't like, but again not a big deal. On the plus side it can double as a throwing star!
     
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So the shiny throwing star isn't fixed to the black part in any way?
Btw, you mentioned in derick's thread that it's light: isn't that a bad thing? I've always thought that a heavy block would be better than a light one (if they were otherwise identical).
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So the shiny throwing star isn't fixed to the black part in any way?
Btw, you mentioned in derick's thread that it's light: isn't that a bad thing? I've always thought that a heavy block would be better than a light one (if they were otherwise identical).

I don't think being light really matters to be honest as long as it's built to be strong enough of course. I think it's easy to feel that the more metal the higher the chance of it performing better, but performance wise I don't think it matters much because it's really more about the fins and the jetplate. There's something nice about the feel of a solid weighty block though. thumb.gif
     
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Gotta love computing equipment that can also function as a weapon. thumb.gif
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EK Supreme is undergoing testing right now, hence the bad photoshop wink.gif
     
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