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Hello OCN,

Im having trouble with my waterloop now that winter has arrived and my water sits @ 7C by 8PM.

I plan to insulate the motherboard with kneaded eraser which should be perfect, However my major concern is my 480.

I can insulate with eraser around the GPU core, however im concerned with the gap under the GPU core between the PCB.

I have cleaned GPU's before and found that liquid can flow in this gap.

Any suggestions about condensation insulation for that gap?
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Originally Posted by -=sT3V3=- View Post
...my water sits @ 7C by 8PM.
I'm confused.
Where is your Rad located, outside your house?
How are you getting that water temp?
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
I'm confused.
Where is your Rad located, outside your house?
How are you getting that water temp?
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ml#post8483925

outside of his house
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So I got to thinking that I could leave the card in the sun for an hour to warm it up to about 40C. Then pressing the eraser into the groves around the GPU, then installing the cooler.

Hopefully the warmth and the dry air would stop any condensation under the GPU chip itself.

Any opinions if that would work?

Perhaps I should have put this topic under the DICE or LN2 sections :-\\
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post #5 of 5
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So last night the water was -1C
I got a test board setup and the condensation is pretty heavy, however only the inputs and exposed metal of the block/chip get condensation.
I suspect the temperature here wont go lower than -10C with the next cold-front.

From my tests with Kneading eraser, it insulates a delta of 1 C per 1.5mm thick layer of eraser.
I think I have enough to surround the cpu/gpu socket to a depth of 12mm.

Any ideas if that will help, or will condensation still form on top of the eraser?
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