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Mister XFX replied again:



Huh, am I missing something here? I don't think the Q9550 is restricted to a VTT of 1.4V, is it?!




Oh I forgot to add that I ordered four of the 252CFM Delta fans out of the States! they should be here next week!


I just hope the sheer air blowing power will bend the mainboard of CPU in any way, just like too much torque bends a car's chassis...
Weird i heard that exact same analogy about delta's the other day:
Na i doint see that happening lol it was able to blow a towel around like it wasn't even there
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LOL you probably read it from me; I used that reference once already. I just don't remember where
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My reply to Mister XFX:
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Hello James, thanks again for replying.
I'm sorry to say that I disbelieve that this is the case. I have tried both the Q9550 E0 and the E5200 R0 in the board, and both show the same maximum VTT of 1.4. I am also able to set the Vcore to 1.8V and higher, so I doubt, if what you stated is the case, that the BIOS is doing this out of protection from over voltage..
Now I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I have a hard time believing this, as have other members on the reputable overclocking forums I frequently visit and contribute to.

Would you advise reflashing the BIOS to a previous version? Could you possibly provide me with a changelog of the BIOS versions, especially concerning CPU support?


Thank you, Ray.

I'm sorry, but I'm not falling for the crap he's trying to talk me into.





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Nice! Have you finally (and hopefully) switched to the green side of things?
Yup
 
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Ah well. I haven't completed Stage 2, and I wanted to keep it a "secret" until I was ready to bench it, but it may take a while for me to use it (you'll see why) and I want to split up my progress into smaller parts. Having gazillion word long logs is not only a strain for me to write, but for you to read. ("Oh no, not another 20x PgDown post! I'll just skip it and look at the pictures.")



So I didn't want to stick with an air-only cooling, but want to make a hybrid.
Some of you may have read about Ultrasonic2's custom TEC plates, so I bit the bullet and bought a set off of him, along with an order for the ebay 62mm 545W peltier unit and a Meanwell S-350-12 (12V 350W, duh).

Let's concentrate on the Meanwell first.
To make sure that I get proper values, I first measured all the voltages: VIn, VOut(Min) and VOut(Max).





Then I market the sides of the Peltier. You don't want the hot side facing the CPU, do you?




I needed to extend the TEC's cables...




And harden the ends to the PSU with some solder.



Next up, one of my new favorite hobbies (*chuckle*)


Polishing!


I got sick and tired of doing everything by hand, so I got a polishing kit for my Dremel 300. After trying it out on the Q9550's IHS I did a test run on the TEC:



Not bad, ey?

Let's do a full side comparison:





Both sides done:






Now let's check out the TEC plates.

Okay, Ultrasonic2, this is no disrespect to you, I love your plates to death and you did a GREAT job finishing them for a ready-to-install usage, but I'm sort of a perfectionist. And I love Dremel Polishing

Here's how the plates looked after having them lie around for about a week:




And here's my polishing job:




God I love doing this





So yeah. I did all four contact sides.
Then it's time to TIM the TEC (sounds funneh)...





...position it...




... and sandwich it!




I pulled the screws REALLY tight, as I read that they work most effective when under high pressure.
I just hope it's still okay, since I heard a few minor cracks when tightening...




This beast weighs as much as the TRUE! So with two 120x38 fans I should have well over two kilograms strapped onto the CPU! Poor little bastard...



Next up: Sealing it!
i found this small cartridge of silicone in a shop. Practical, I don't need that huge one with the metal frame.




Then I applied it...




...and removed the excessive silicone with a piece of cardboard.




That's pretty much how far I've gotten! Now I'll let the silicone harden out, which is said to take about a day at that thickness. Does anyone know how to accelerate this?





Next to modding my PC to hell, I have found another device to toy around with. This will be done over the weekend:



-Adding a 110x60x30 alu box for the switches ontop
-Adding three switches with green LED's for the VOut ports on top(12V/30A switches)
-Adding an input power switch to the side (250V/6A switch)
-Mounting a 0-20Voltmeter to said box

-I already replaced the stock fan with a Scythe Mini Kaze 60mm




If it all goes well, I may have the TEC setup installed by tomorrow evening
Edited by Rayce185 - 7/15/09 at 4:36pm
post #116 of 246
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And another reply from James@XFX:

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[JAMES 7/15/2009 4:43:34 PM] Hi, thanks for your message, all i can really tell you is what out test board shows, and so i would assume that it would show on yours but if its not then something is preventing this from showing up. kind regards, james.
I give up. This douche doesn't have the slightest ambition to help in any way, he's just saying "it's not possible" and that's it. I'll look for an older BIOS revision and try that. If I find one and it doesn't help, I'm returning the board and getting an EVGA 780i SLI FTW.
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hay those plates are looking good .. im very nervous about how their gonna work for you ..

i shouldn't need to worry though cos you've got better cooling and less heat load than when i tried it
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man that tec unit gonna be the dogs ive seen peeps get sub ambient temps with tec units this is gonna be very interesting to see
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Rayce185 you desperately need a temp sensor on the cold plate !
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I'll stick one sensor between the dies, how about that?

The "skin" of the silicone has hardened already, I guess I could wrap it up and start installing.
Man, this is going to be a beotch to insulate...


Ultrasonic2... you still owe me those insulation pics!!!
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