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So my block was totally gunked up and had some strange black solid substance that was impossible to clean, with water.

so i bought ketchup, and I let it clean itself, it worked partially.
But not the copper lost it's shine,
does it mean that some reaction happend.
Will there be cooling efficiency loss?

Also i was not carefull and i let the ketchup corrode the backside..
So i need to lap it :/
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I had an old Dtek Fuzion v2 that tarnished to a darker color and lost its bright copper shine. Im sure some chemical reaction occured but after cleaning (like you did) I didnt have a noticible temperature difference from when I first installed it. I wouldnt worry to much about it.

Try it out, if your not happy with the temps you can always take it off and lap it then!
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post #3 of 36
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i must lap it,
i let the contact side corrode,.
so it can't be mounted/ or i will most likely damage the cpu.
the contact side corrode, somehow.
but the part that was heavily covered with ketchup didn't corrode.

Anyway you say there will be no temprature differences?

Any idea how to clean up that black crap..
I can't get it out with a toothbrush neither toothbrush+ketchup.
It is cleaner then before but still it still has the black/green stuff in it.
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post #4 of 36
you can regain the shine of copper if its oxidized via using a lemon slice and salt. thats at least what we do in the restaurant business for copper pans works like a charm, just be careful that you dont scratch it, if you happen to scratch it, i would polish it with some non aggressive wax to protect the surface afterwards.

at least my suggestion, take it with a grain of salt as the pure copper blocks are not the same then a copper lined pan

example:

Edited by hitman1985 - 12/27/10 at 9:19am
post #5 of 36
Jewelers best friend: Tarn-X
Or, possibly dipping it in white vinegar.

What were you using in your loop?
post #6 of 36
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lemon,
hmm seems a good idea
couple of pictures after the cleanup before it was even worse on the cool plate O_o#@@!
and the front is as shiny as it was but the insides were also that shiny look at it now
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post #7 of 36
Didnt realize the contact side was ruined, that really does suck.

Vinegar (which is why you use ketchup) in a bowl may work for you as well if there is still gunk in the block. Since its a liquid it can better get into the small gaps that a block has. Just fill a bowl with it and submerge the block and let it sit for some time, switch the vinegar every now and then and it should help some more.

But yea, once I got all the material gunk off my Fuzion it was still a tarnished dark color, but it didnt effect my cooling.
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as you see it is darn crappy up..
i alrdy lapped it with 1000grit,
but am waiting for my 2500/6000/12000/15000 grit rofl
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Feser one? Dye bomb? Did you use some kind of uv reactive coolant?
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sounds like colored coolant...or an over agressive version of algae to me
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