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Well, for the past two weeks I have been getting some really strange readings from my VapoChill LS.

I will start by saying that the temp reading began a few weeks ago flucuating from -44c to sometimes 44c.

At first it was only once in a while when I would turn off the LS and come back overnight it seemed to read the correct temp settings.

Now it often cuts off when reading 50 to 130c yet the condensor head is -66c....I know because I measured the temp with a hand held laser temp sensor.

Any ideas on what is going on....also I should mention that the lcd message says short-circuit ...but i have checked and can not see any shorts on either the chill control nor the chill power control?
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Is this a standard VapoChill LS? If so, it probably is starting to go out since they cannot handle the Q6600 load characteristics long term. There are numerous reports of the stock phase change units dying on the Q6600 after weeks to months.
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Is this a standard VapoChill LS? If so, it probably is starting to go out since they cannot handle the Q6600 load characteristics long term. There are numerous reports of the stock phase change units dying on the Q6600 after weeks to months.
Nope, it has a Jinu117 mod. Try contacting him or NoL for help regarding this issue; I'm sure they know a lot more than us.
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Is this a standard VapoChill LS? If so, it probably is starting to go out since they cannot handle the Q6600 load characteristics long term. There are numerous reports of the stock phase change units dying on the Q6600 after weeks to months.
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Nope, it has a Jinu117 mod. Try contacting him or NoL for help regarding this issue; I'm sure they know a lot more than us.
Hi guys...I bought this LS mod'd by Jin...

Also, I should point out today is the second day that I am using the Q6600 cpu as I just got it....before I had used an E6600. I think that the temp circuit is not working as it should be...not reading right temps.

Yes I will ask Jin & Nol what they think is going on with it.
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What load was the unit tuned for? 200W+ is what you should have for a quad.
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What load was the unit tuned for? 200W+ is what you should have for a quad.
Ah, it was tuned for a QX9650
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PM'd you back, simple problem, with an annoying fix
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PM'd you back, simple problem, with an annoying fix
Hey Nol, Wanker, Duckie thankx for the help/info. +reps

I shortened the ground wire for the LS...not sure if it has anything to due with the temp measurement readout....just since making a custom plexi case the wire was screwed to the metal of the old casing...I put in on the compressor with a zip tie...now I screwed it into the plexi case.

The temp sensing seems quite ph@#ed....I am not really ready to spend hundreds of dollars to fix this....I rather mod it again for -70+.....just not ready to spend alot

I wonder how much $ it would be to just get a new power supply pcb which is where the temp sensor connector is located...I''m sure the problem is not the actual probe but the circuit board that broke my soldering only fixed the short but as Nol said changed the resistance which measures the temp....

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That probe is so horrible and off to begin with, you honestly shouldn't care unless it's causing problems other then at the screen.
What I would do if I was you, is completely remove the controller setup, pull it all out, drill a spot for a simply rocker switch, and wire the system to that. You'll need to add a small power supply unit (cheap at jab-tech under power supplies) to power the fans. Then from www.under-the-ice.com, pickup a display unit for $40 for a ktype probe, and a 4ft bead k-type probe. Attach the bead of the probe to your systems evap with arctic ceramique and electrical tape, and then put the mount back on, run the probe down into your case, and wire up the 12vdc to the display unit. Tada, accuracy at last! And full control under ur new controller, called your hand
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That probe is so horrible and off to begin with, you honestly shouldn't care unless it's causing problems other then at the screen.
What I would do if I was you, is completely remove the controller setup, pull it all out, drill a spot for a simply rocker switch, and wire the system to that. You'll need to add a small power supply unit (cheap at jab-tech under power supplies) to power the fans. Then from www.under-the-ice.com, pickup a display unit for $40 for a ktype probe, and a 4ft bead k-type probe. Attach the bead of the probe to your systems evap with arctic ceramique and electrical tape, and then put the mount back on, run the probe down into your case, and wire up the 12vdc to the display unit. Tada, accuracy at last! And full control under ur new controller, called your hand
Well, I would do exactly what you said Nol. Just I do like to have the software usage of the vapochil control panel in windows...as you can change and store different settings for fans heaters.

Also, the lcd readout is nice to display other features of the computer.

The main reason for the temp needing to be right is that the usb connection only works when the temp is right as well. Actually this maybe another sign that the power pcb board is the culprit as it sends info to the chill pcb prior to the mb....

Plus the chill pcb is what automatically turns on the computer and turns off the computer when the computer case button is turned on/off.

? what is the best increase in -c temp that can be achieved while maintaining the lcd and electronic chill control board?

Can you mod the mechanics to get to loaded temp of -70 to -100....?
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