Insulation the motherboard and CPU Cooling unit.
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What do you need?
Neoprene Sheet, Neoprene Round Tube, Painters tape, your GF's/moms nail polish, Ceramique thermal paste, knead eraser, paper towel and few rubber bands.(And ofc a Motherboard and CPU-cooling unit)
Motherboard insulated with Knead Eraser around the socket area.
If you have a empty DIM/RAM slot next to the CPU socket/area, I seal it with painters tape.
On the backside of the motherboard socket area I use my moms nail polish.
This will keep water away from the electrical circuits. This is optinal, but you can easily remove the nail polish with Acetone or Nail polish remover.
Let the nail polish dry, use a dryer if needed. After the Nail polish has dried up I use more knead eraser for the socket area.
So onto of the knead eraser on the back of the socket I had a good chunck of Neoprene sheet! My hold down plate will push this sheet good into the back of the MoBo and make it airtight and insulate good. Make 4x holes in it for your Containers screws and backplate.
After I'm done with the knead eraser onto I make paper towel and neoprene sheet fitted to the socket Area to absorb any form for moisture and seal it airtight between Socket and CPU pot.Insulating the CPU pot.
At the unit itself I do a round with painters tape, so Armaflex won't stick as hell and make your pot look ugly and dirty after benching.. I don't overlapp, just one single layer.
Then some Armaflex insulation
Cut a length of the neoprene round tube so it will cover the length of your cpu cooling unit/pot
Fitted with the Neoprene gasket for the socket under.
Adding thermal compound/paste. I use CÃ©ramique by Arctic Silver.. I add around a peanut size dot in middle of the CPU IHS. I use to add around twice the much I need the first mount, so I can unsure myself there is good contact between the CPU pot and IHS. Then you can take it of, whip the TIM of the POT and remount it!
Then we can mount the pot up ready and insulated.
Then you need to warp some paper towel around the pot. You could fasten it with a rubber band or tape.
Then you should be ready for some DICE/LN2 benching.
Think someone got kind of tiered insulating motherboardsPatch way to insulate a motherboard
While much messier, I prefer using vaseline or dielectric grease to make a sealed, insulated setup like this:
With this setup I can bench many different sessions without getting condensation in or around the socket.
By PatchThanks alot Patch for letting me use your pictures!Knead Eraser
Knead Eraser is one of the most common ways to insulate hardware. This could be bought at most art/drawing stores for a cheap price. Knead eraser is very easy in use. You won't even notice use of knead eraser after use. After you are done with a session you can just pull all the knead eraser of in few seconds and the motherboard looks exactly the same! BUT
there are some types of the knead eraser that is more sticky than other types. I use the one from Faber Castell
, I fancy this knead eraser very much and it don't stick onto the motherboard after use making it ugly and dirty..Neoprene"Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene in general has good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and car fan beltsA foamed neoprene containing gas cells is used as an insulation material, most notably in wetsuits. Foamed neoprene is also used in other insulation and shock-protection (packing) applications."
Neoprene is used to make a gasket around the socket area. This gasket will make it airtight between the CPU socket and CPU cooling unit to avoid condensation. We also use round tube neoprene foam for the CPU-Cooling Containers.
You'll find several of guides on the internet.[Guide] How to: Insulate your Motherboard by yomama9388KingpinCooling.com F1EE insulation & prep by 3oh6Insulating with eraser by loc.o at XS ForumEdited by Kriztoffer - 1/8/10 at 7:28pm