Big update !
All contribution is welcome
Woke up at about 9.30am and started working around 10.15.
Gravity really worked in my favor. I opened the reservoir and lifted the pump a bit so it would be higher than the reservoir. It all flowed out filling 750cl of my jug in no time.The total liquid of my loop almost fills the jug to the point of needing a bigger one which is about 1.2-1.3L which clearly means I didn't respect the 3/4 DI water 1/4 mayhems concentrate ratio and am more 4/5 DI water... what I guess happened is I had a 3/4 ratio of DI water and my reservoir was far from full so I added more DI. That or I started the mix with 3 glasses of DI water and finished with three glasses of DI water x).
So that could be one of the many factors contributing to me having bad temps. I'll ask about the consequences of a bad mixing ratio in the mayhems thread after finishing this post.
EDIT: mayhems has answered. It wouldn't impact temperatures in a bad way.
Moving on to the next contributing factor: TIM application / spread
It's worse than I thought
. At the time I hadn't done any research on TIM or its purpose so always used too much. I took a couple pictures so you can give me your expertise on how bad it is ^^. The line method
was used here and I can't remember what TIM was used but I'm guessing it was Arctic Ceramique 2
because I had some from when I brother attempted to fix an old ROD'ed Xbox and also an almost empty suringe donated by a local person I met for that alone and never saw again
. Brace yourself
, here comes the proof of my noobiness and laziness in the domain of TIM spreading:
I found some left over Cooler Master TIM
I had paid 7€ because the only hardware shop around here is so stupid they only had the one option. It's probably rubbish but it's all I've got laying around right now. Here is the amount I've got left over:
Looks like enough (more than enough actually) for one use. If not I'd like somebody to raise their hand and tell me so
Alright well that's all I've got for the time being. I'll go ask about the mixing ratio and will finish removing the motherboard and move on to popping the CPU block open. Huge thanks to my brother who is letting me use his laptop.
PS: on the photo showing the TIM spread on the block you can see I'd tried to drill the screw's head off (and slipped, feel free to mock me for that
EDIT: yet another factor has been uncovered.Terrible CPU backplate mounting
. There was 1mm gaps
between the washers
behind the motherboard and the backplate
on three out of four screws
. I tightened them all so that the threads won't move at all anymore (I could wiggle them).
EDIT: could this be another factor in bad temps ?
My goal is to clean the inside of the waterblock, the outside worries me too and could be cause of bad temperatures. If you look at how the TIM spread you'll see there was barely any in the middle where it matters (I used the line method to apply it). Here are a couple of pictures after removing TIM from the block any cleaning it with acetone free "nail dissolvant":
Is there anything to do ?
What does it look like to you and what would you do the "fix it" or clean it ?Edited by steelkevin - 7/29/13 at 4:21am