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CyberD what kind of preparations did you do to the board before you mounted the phase? You did seal off the board from condensation, right? Take the CPU out of the socket and look for water damage on the board. By the sounds of it, condensation killed the processor.
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post #32 of 87
well if he jsut fired it up then it would be hard to spot water damage, unless it was really bad or actually arced something, but you can look for the little tale tale water drops that will be hiding out when yuou take it apart

i would take it apart and let it dry out and see if ya can get it to fire up again
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Sounds like not enought dielectric grease in the socket. In the time it took the chilly1 to warm up it must have created a couple of drops in the socket area and then it shorted. You need to put so much dielectric grease that it squeezes out like a pbj sandwich.
    
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Yeah I get about one second of life and then a shut down. That does make sense--it was running fine while cold--but after it died I went outside and came back about 15 minutes later--time enough for some condensation to form from the defrost.

I filled the cavity in the socket with dielectric grease and I smeared it n the lands ofthe socket, I put a neoprene pad on the backing plate of the phase.

Ceramique then I attached the evaphead pretty firm. I then used silicon spray and sprayed the entire board--especially the area around the CPU.

What I did not do was make a mat around the socket--the area there is tight--loaded with mosfet heatsinks and caps and stuff--nit a lot of room to make anything stick down. But that does leave a totallyexposed area around the evap head/cpu contact area.
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thanks for the input--I need it!
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What I did not do was make a mat around the socket--the area there is tight--loaded with mosfet heatsinks and caps and stuff--nit a lot of room to make anything stick down. But that does leave a totallyexposed area around the evap head/cpu contact area.
thatll do it, it doesnt have to short out the cpu area, it acan be any area on the mobo that shors something out itll make it go all wahky and not run, goota seal that stuff up and try agian
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Okay I will. Guess that's it for tonight then. Gotta figure out what I can wrap around it or stuff into it to seal it--some sort of weatherstripping I guess. I have a variety of materials I got today--most are sticky so I was avoiding that. My bad.
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post #38 of 87
find some thing to put there, if ya gotta cut it up and make it fit do it, then when you do put a layer of dielectric greese under it and on top so itll form a nice seal when you tyten down the evap head
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Thanks alot. When I pulled of the head there was ice all over the area so that was what did the board in. I Dried it with a Hot Air gun on low carefully so as to not overheat anything and then when the water was gone I popped the proccy and there was plenty of grease there--no water--but the CPU smelled burnt. You know that smell--the smell of nasty--the smell of money down the crapper.

Entirely my fault there. Too bad. I tried to fire the board with and without the CPU and it was the same--one second then shut down.

Not having a spare CPU for that board I will ahve to move on to the next victim.Damn that was a pretty board. Perfect for the look of the new rig.

Not knowing if the board is done I am l loathe to buy another CPU just to find out.

I guess the FX57 will be next as the D805 mobo I have handy is not going to support a serious overclock and forthe amount of trouble involved setting it up I want a decent result.

Just in case I soaked the mobo down with silicon and left it outside to dry some more--although it appeared ompletely dry. Maybe it will heal overnight (HA!)
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Aww, that sucks. The FX-57 will be a great candidate.
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