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post #21 of 30
The epoxy may not allow the pins to make contact to thier intended slot essentially insulating it for good rendering the motherboard useless.
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The Vaseline will just melt back to a liquid if its heated, so I wouldn't advise it
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post #23 of 30
Dielectric grease can be found at any electronic PARTS store.....if they sell resistors and triacs and such they will have the grease.
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post #24 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by frostbite
The Vaseline will just melt back to a liquid if its heated, so I wouldn't advise it
That wouldn't be a problem, tuchan wants to use it in a sub zero enviroment.
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Well then if its in a sub zero environment it still might not work, its the same principle if you freeze your skin, the structure will not be the same
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DEC (Die Electric Compound) can also be found in Auto Part stores.
    
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post #27 of 30
As I said earlier, I have not tried it myself but I know of others who use vaseline as a substitute for dielectric grease with phase change systems, if it works there, it should work with TECs as well.
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post #28 of 30
Having limited outlets here I nearly wnet down the Vaseline path but was lucky enough to find (in a home improvement store of all places and one I had checked several times - TiT) across some Super Lube dielectric synthetic grease - has a great temp range too.

Find it here in Aus...
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post #29 of 30
"I have not tried it myself but I know of others who use vaseline as a substitute for dielectric grease with phase change systems, if it works there, it should work with TECs as well."

Same here. I have seen it used,but i only reccomend it as a last resort. If it is absoultely impossible to get some dieeletric grease.
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post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Goldenpi
Ive never heard of anyone trying this, but what about epoxy? The clear type. I have a USB card-reader with a broken case - I completely covered the exposed PCB in epoxy, to prevent it shorting on anything metal. The covered PCB works perfectly, and this epoxy lasts for years with no change beyond slight discoloration. It sets hard, resistant to accidential damage... it should be a very good condensation-proofer, except for the slight problem of being completely impossible to remove if you apply it wrongly.
the setting hard could be the problem maybe, what if you need to get your cpu out and its stuck in there like glue? your water block might even stick on if it sets hard and they are hard enoough to get off sometimes from the thermal paste.
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