Sure thing on the D9's ..I have brought a few sets of Crucials back to life before
HighQ ram is the reason why I have yet to push latency on mine..the patriots are good general purpose...and will clock to just under 1200mhz @ 5-5-5-13 on the MIIF...but the NB and PL's unlock sooo much latency, I want to have them dialed, before I bother with better RAM/timings. I have blown my fair share of D9's as well...squeezing them a little too hard when there was probably more latency to be dropped else where.
Go for it man! It has taken me ~15hrs so far to get everything dialed and benchable...but its set now. I can swap mobo's..CPU's very easy.
I would like to try this chiller on denatured alcohol though...I have read that its 'stripping' or corrosive properties are lower than acetone...unsure of its freezing point though.
while constructing the chiller, and insulating the tubing...I just used pieces of old WC setup's I have still for odd lengths...some of the tubing is different from others. I am monitoring the deterioration and softness of the tubing, with acetone... Here is what I have discovered so far...
Home depot 1/2" reinforced tubing:
Good for acetone...but bad for freezing! the inner wall of the tubing has started to separate from the outer reinforced section. Flow doesnt appear to be hindered at all...but I can imagine this getting worse, after many freezes/thaws.
Good all around, froze and thawed great...no deformation or creasing. Has shown the least amount of softening of all brands tested so far.
: Good all around, froze and thawed great...no deformation or creasing...Has softened some from its original feel, after the first couple of runs with chilled acetone
'Brand X' 1/2" from local aquarium store:
Good for freezing and thawing...BAD for acetone..the tubing is noodle-like after the first freezing session, although no deterioration is notable, its structural integrity is zero...I can cavitate a piece simply by sucking on it like a straw!
Hopefully the above info helps when other decide to give this kind of thing a shot! Also...its important to give the rig time to de-ice before trying to remove parts/tubing etc...Edited by CL3P20 - 10/21/09 at 8:27pm