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Aqua Computer Offers Practical Sealing Frame for Socket AM5 CPUs

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German watercooling specialist Aqua Computer offers a practical sealing frame for Socket AM5 CPUs. The flexible frame made of silicone fits perfectly to the bulky outer contour of the heatspreader and effectively prevents thermal paste or liquid metal from getting into these gaps. The sealing frame can withstand very high as well as low temperatures and can also be cleaned easily if necessary, which means it can be used again and again.

The installation is very simple: The sealing frame is inserted into the processor's lock. Once the locking mechanism is closed, the corners of the sealing frame are carefully pressed into the recesses of the heatspreader with a finger and then the mechanism is being locked.



Aqua Computer offers the sealing frame for 6.90 EUR via its webshop and it will be also available through its resellers soon.

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have too much money and nothing to do with it?? give us 6.90 (nice) euros and we'll increase your CPU temps !!
 
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Is clear nail polish not sufficient enough? I seem to recall that some hardcore OC'ers just nail polished the exposed sections, which was sufficient against liquid metal causing any issues.
 
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Is clear nail polish not sufficient enough? I seem to recall that some hardcore OC'ers just nail polished the exposed sections, which was sufficient against liquid metal causing any issues.

I think it's more of just sealing the gaps in IHS to make later cleaning easier, rather than protecting the electronics.
 
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I fail to see how is this increaseing CPU temps. Would you care to enlighten me?
im pretty sure putting a material onto a cpu encloses it = increases heat? if im wrong please correct me
 
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Honestly never thought I'd see the day something like this would be needed. But if it makes cleaning the CPU easier I'm glad it does.
 
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I fail to see how is this increaseing CPU temps. Would you care to enlighten me?

AMD placed all the little transistors capacitors thingys outside of the headspreader for a reason. ;) Hint: overheating.

Pretty sure there are quite some dumbnuts who buy the frame, slap it on without reading the manual, just leave it on & kill their CPU's.
 
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AMD placed all the little transistor thingys outside of the headspreader for a reason. ;) Hint: overheating.

Pretty sure there are quite some dumbnuts who buy the frame, slap it on without reading the manual, just leave it on & kill their CPU's.

Nah, they put them there cause there was not enough space inside and You can't put the IHS on top of them. Intel has those on the underside, but with AM5 all of the area is taken by contact points.
 
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Nah, they put them there cause there was not enough space inside and You can't put the IHS on top of them. Intel has those on the underside, but with AM5 all of the area is taken by contact points.

Could also be that they placed them there to cover the higher thermal throttling temps. :confused: Boost temps are quite higher than on Zen3.

That design allows the capacitors to perform better. Capacitors are sensitive to heat. Not having it trapped under the IHS allows it to breathe better. Performance will be marginal, very small, so you may not even notice it.. . ..See/read PDF Docs on ceramic capacitors.

EDIT: On the other hand, the IHS has lost a little bit of mass, ...Hmmm
 
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Thermal grizzley created this kind of product first - https://www.thermal-grizzly.com/en/products/565-amd-ryzen-7000-cpu-guard-en. And reading the documentation, theirs is designed to stay on the CPU. The TG Gpu guard is a dual material design which foam on the bottom and silicon on the top.
have too much money and nothing to do with it?? give us 6.90 (nice) euros and we'll increase your CPU temps !!
So I have to ask where is your mind, think about this issue for a few minutes.

Air is a poor thermal conductor, a CPU cooler is NEVER going to extract heat from the gaps in the CPU heat spreader. So placing something inbetweent said gaps with a material that has roughly the same thermal conductivity wont have ANY effect on heat disapatopn from those area's of the CPU.

And back to the Aqua sealing frame, the photos indicate its also designed to be left installed on the CPU.

If people are really that worried, then ask GamersNexus or Der8auer to do a before and after on CPU temps.

  1. AMD placed all the little transistor thingys outside of the headspreader for a reason. ;) Hint: overheating.
  2. Pretty sure there are quite some dumbnuts who buy the frame, slap it on without reading the manual, just leave it on & kill their CPU's.
  1. Yes, because there is no space under the heatspreader for the bloody transistors :-/

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2. What manual are you refering to exactly, as it wont be AMD. When they released these CPU's the guard/frame wasen't a thing. But I digress, please see my post above before commenting further.

Is clear nail polish not sufficient enough? I seem to recall that some hardcore OC'ers just nail polished the exposed sections, which was sufficient against liquid metal causing any issues.
This will void your warrannty, the guard/frame will not.
 
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Wrapping the metal side of the CPU in silicone *will* have some thermal consequences. Maybe not much but the little heat which would normally dissipate sideways is now trapped under the silicone.
 
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Nice! Put the seal on, apply paste, remove the seal, mount the cooler.
 
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AMD placed all the little transistor thingys outside of the headspreader for a reason. ;) Hint: overheating.

Pretty sure there are quite some dumbnuts who buy the frame, slap it on without reading the manual, just leave it on & kill their CPU's.
Those are transistors?!? With just two contact points?!? What magic has AMD created? o_O
 
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Those are transistors?!? With just two contact points?!? What magic has AMD created? o_O

Fixed, before the 3rd one starts raving about. :laugh:
 
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A product that should have never been needed. its a stupid heat spreader design in the first place. soon they will be placing stupid plastic bits on the cpu's like they have done on the motherboards
 
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This just proves how stupid that IHS design is.
 
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A product that should have never been needed. its a stupid heat spreader design in the first place. soon they will be placing stupid plastic bits on the cpu's like they have done on the motherboards
It ISN'T needed.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of excess thermal paste on those surface-mount capacitors. Almost every type of thermal grease/paste/mud/goop sold for use in PCs is non-conductive, non-capacitive for good reason.

In EVERY graphics card and laptop I've ever repasted over the last 20+ years, these surface-mount capacitors next to the die are always DROWNING in goop from the factory. It goes without saying that it's 100% not a problem.

This product is aimed at clean-freaks and paranoid people who insist on getting the die/package spotless when repasting. The fact they can't see the immediate mess created again when they put pressure on the cooler doesn't mean it's not there. The placebo effect for them is worth the effort and clearly enough people are uninformed enough for there to be a market for pointless products like these.

If you're going to use liquid metal, that's another issue altogether - but you'd be de-lidding for that anyway, making this gasket irrelevant and incompatible...
 

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Just paste it and be done, this isn’t rocket science lol.

Pro tip:

The key to not getting paste in those gaps is by not getting paste in the gaps. Pretty simple! :D

I noticed the older guys don’t give a feck, but the younger Gen is having a hard time with change :toast:
 
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How about this method, starts at 4:53, more specifically @ 5:18 and its removal at 8:48:
 
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There's no airflow there when a cooler is on top anyways, this isn't an aircooled engine.
 
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