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Well...its finally summer here in the FLA, where ambients pretty much remain over 85*F 24/7 and spend much of the day over 92*F, which really puts a strain on my air-cooling set-up. I have found that my opty175 runs pretty damned hot even with great case flow, a superb lapping job and a TR ultra 120. (@ 1.37v & 2.7ghz it loads core1: 58*C, core2: 55*F and 49*F at the socket sensor) I know this chip can hit 3.0, but I will need to up the voltage and that will push the chip over any reasonable temperature threshold. So I think I have to bite the bullet and dive in to Liquid cooling. I still have a ton of reading and research to do to get me up to speed on LC (hardware, loop dynamics, maintenance etc...) but I have one question.

Since it will be a little while before I assemble a loop, I am planning to de-lid my opteron to try and mitigate some of the excess heat. Will attaching a waterblock to a naked core be "excessively risky"?

I plan to use the spacers from and old naked sempron and put them on the edges of the opty's pcb to prevent the TR ultra from crushing the core (bolt-down coolers present a much greater danger of this) will this be sufficient protection against the same risks in a waterblock?
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i wouldnt try... you could damage the chip severly... the top acts as a heatspreader...

just get some good water cooling and keep that thing nice and cool..
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I wouldn't consider the pressure from a waterblock all that much different from a good HSF. If anything all the WB mass is low and close to the MB so yo don't have that typical HSF tower bending action with pressure on the bottom of the cpu.

Anyway, good luck with the IHS removal, have you tried lapping first?

It's alot less risky and helps to some degree. Here is my E6600:
    
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I used to cut off my tops and they worked fine with water blocks...The easiest way to build up the pcb is with black electrical tape...I used "Star-Brite" liquid electrical tape to build my edges up all the way around the core...You just put on a thick coat and let it dry and keep doing that till its a little over level with the top of the chip...But its really easier and faster and just as good to just use black tape...
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@swift, been down that road before...tore a leg on a capacitor pack on my 3500, but was able to bridge it with a bit of soldier and a ton of luck. But I have popped the lids on several more A64's since then and I have got it down pretty tight. But it definitely is risky...

@marty, since you have given me the opportunity...I think I will profile a lil bit



@ira, love the liquid-electrical tape idea...sticking that in the mental rolodex. The circular compression pads from the old sempron are in great condition, so I think I am going to go that route for now...but may go electrical tape if it doesnt work. Also...considering the fact that you are liquid-cooling guru (IMO at least), is there any essential "must-reads" for the aspiring water-cooler that you know of or can suggest.

Thanks all again
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Nice! Everyone should lap their processor..
    
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This is all pretty good reading for a new WC'er...I'll leave you a little component cleaning PDF to...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ing-setup.html
Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html
Bleeding my WC setup...

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles993/
PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

...http://www.overclockers.com/articles223/
Cooling - An In-Depth Look

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...stall-tip.html
D-Tek Fuzion install tip! - (Or why you should clean your new block)...

...http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...diators-2.html
Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators - Page 2

...http://www.overclock.net/faqs/118766...ce-shroud.html
How To: Build A Performance Shroud
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awesome...thank you sir
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NP...Just yell at us if you need any help with it....
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