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post #51 of 473
Honestly try undervolting it Burn--do it for a /2 hour and see if that helps--sounds counterintuitive but it is what I have heard. part of what makes TEC cooling extra tricky is the heat cycling effect. Extra voltage makes extra heat which soaks through to the cold side making it work extra hard making more heat and so on in a vocious spiral until it self destructs. By limiting the voltage to a TEC that is not getting 100% transfer to the cooling loop or to aloop that is not 100% efficient you can limit the heat soak and stop the cycling.

Will that pelt run at 9 volts?
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post #52 of 473
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I am not sure if it'll run at 9- I can go down to 13.5V on this Meanwell at the absolute minimum.

I will turn it down to the absolute rock-bottom and leave it there for the night.
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^^^

makes alot of sense.
    
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post #54 of 473
Maybe in the morning it well have run in and be cooling better.

How loud is that whole setup?
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The Meanwell makes a ton of noise...I am working on a silencing solution. I can't replace the fan because obviously I can kiss the warranty bye-bye.

I am, amazingly enough, sitting at 11.6V...And I am getting 37-38C load temps. I am going to give this one last shot, at 13.5V, Pinhead has his running at 13.5 and that seems to be the sweet spot.
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post #56 of 473
Know what, back you setting down to stock. stock volts, stock clock, stock everything and see what temps you get. So you can use it for a bit of comparison.
    
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I will be curious to see what the answer is.

How do you have the clamping force applied between the TEC and the WB? Is it seperate from the CPU to TEC clamping force? It should be. The connection between TEC and WB need to be ridiculously tight. Tighter than you could ever get it by sandwiching the Pelt between the WB and CPU...
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post #58 of 473
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If you really want me to, tomorrow I will take the WB/TEC off and re-tighten the mounts from the coldplate to the WB and make sure the TEC is smushed as tight as I can get it.

I will tighten down the connection to the CPU as much as I am comfortable with.
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post #59 of 473
Yep the CPU connection is a real delicate issue--too much and no boot from what I hear.

Well you are getting plenty of firsthand info! And I am getting yet more secondhand info LOL...
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Yep the CPU connection is a rel delicate issue--too much and no boot from what I hear.

Well you are getting plenty of fristhand info! And I am getting yet more secondhand info LOL...
Lawl...I am going to bed, I need to get up early tomorrow :\\

I will continue in the morning!
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