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MX-2 + new Danger Den blocks=BAD!!

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  1. Dr. Spankenstein

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    Not happy right now...

    In preparation for my 3870s, I removed my 1950XT from the loop. So I took the oportunity to rearrange the tubing as suggested by a few people who helped me when I fisrt put it together.

    I have the new Danger Den MC-TDX CPU block and was testing it with some MX-2. I have only had this together for less than 2 months. Upon removing the block, I saw disticnt pitting on both the CPU and the block. My chip is lapped so there is only copper in contact with the block.

    Now I read a thread on xtremesystems about MX-2 eating aluminum, but never copper! What the heck CAN you put this stuff on!:rolleyes:

    The only thing I can think of is that DD's new parts have an anti-tarnishing coating on them. Perhaps this combined with the MX-2 has somehow made it corrosive.

    I have a thread on the DD forums in hopes of Jeremy enlightening me as to why this may be happening. But in the end, my stuff is still fooked! I shouldn't have to relap my chip and block after using MX-2.

    Who should be responsible and what would be reasonable to ask for in compensation?

    Will post photos when I get home @ 11:30 CST.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
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    :eek: I am waiting in freaked anticipation at these photos. Thank the lord I've kept with my trusty AS5.
     
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    wtf?
    is this a widespread problem? i have some of that on my 3870!
     
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    :wtf: I got MX-2 on my CPU, NB, GPU, SB, I took off the SB when I has a bad flash on the card and didnt see anything wrong with the block :confused:
     
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    WOW , that is one wicked sh*tty deal. Sort of glad I always used the 'ol standby AS5.

    Personally I dont think DD adds sommething in the copper,possibly a coating, but lapping the block would have removed it!

    I say start a campaign on MX-2 as well.
     
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    based on what you've said - technically DD if there are no warnings about compatability with certain TIMs.

    not sure what would be resonible for compensation, TBH
     
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    I still use AS5 just to be sure.
     
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    How long had the block had contact with MX-2? Mine had 2 uninterrupted months.

    Happy Birthday, again!!!:toast:

    I have mine too, I just though I'd give it a shot! WHOOPEE!
     
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    sounds like when people first tried out shinetsu xD,
     
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    :toast:

    I think like 2 months but now I want to see the CPU cuz I laped mine :eek:
     
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    then its safe to say its Danger Den's block
    Dr. Spankenstein, did you use something that can curse this problem?
     
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    yea, like when you lapped it, did you use any chemicals(like a polish)? what did you clean it with?
     
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    that was the SB block but I might look at the CPU block cuz I laped my CPU also
     
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    how long have you guys used it? months? then its safe to say its not MX-2 fault

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/further_prod2.php?idx=140
     
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    Not during lapping. Just water. Tested the seating once. Looked good so I cleaned with Arctic Silver Cleaners 1&2 then I followed-up with "Lab-Grade" acetone to clean. (AS cleaner 2 really seems to leave a residue.)
     
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    try doing the same thing on a piece of metal you know won't corrode with mx-2 and see if it happens again.
     
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    what heatsink do you have?
    if you havnt notice any hickups, hangs or anything like that, then nothing to worry about
    Artic Cooling says its Non-Corrosive on their product page so, meybe something else that Dr. Spankenstein has used

    @ Dr. Spankenstein
    what did you clean it with?, show us you tools!
     
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    ^^ See post #17


    Or how about that Coollaboratory Liquid Metal stuff. People found their CPU fused to their HSFs!:eek:
     
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    vf900.
     
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    lol, yea, talk about one hell of a contact!
     
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    :roll::roll::roll:

    QFT!
     
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    try this on a copper plate or something
    first MX-2, then Arctic Silver Cleaners 1&2 then followed-up with "Lab-Grade" acetone
    might be acetone and artclean that does it or something, you dont need to use anything else than artclean i think, clean with acetone after that is overkill
     
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    :eek: Holy crap! I got that stuff on my TR Ultra Ex. (lapped) for a couple of months now. Think I'll have to check mine out now.
     

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