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

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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.
 
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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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Who should be responsible and what would be reasonable to ask for in compensation?
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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: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:
How long had the block had contact with MX-2? Mine had 2 uninterrupted months.

Happy Birthday, again!!!:toast:

theonetruewill said:
Thank the lord I've kept with my trusty AS5.
sneekypete said:
Sort of glad I always used the 'ol standby AS5.
PVTCaboose1337 said:
I still use AS5 just to be sure.
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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How long had the block had contact with MX-2? Mine had 2 uninterrupted months.

Happy Birthday, again!!!:toast:
:toast:

I think like 2 months but now I want to see the CPU cuz I laped mine :eek:
 
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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:
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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then its safe to say its Danger Den's block
Dr. Spankenstein, did you use something that can curse this problem?
yea, like when you lapped it, did you use any chemicals(like a polish)? what did you clean it with?
 
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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?
that was the SB block but I might look at the CPU block cuz I laped my CPU also
 
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wtf?
is this a widespread problem? i have some of that on my 3870!
: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:
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
Safe to apply anywhere
Since the MX-2 does not contain any metal particles, there are no problems regarding electrical conductivity or capacitance. Unlike other silver and copper compounds, MX-2 ensures that contact to electrical traces, pins and leads cannot result in any damage.
 

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yea, like when you lapped it, did you use any chemicals(like a polish)? what did you clean it with?

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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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.)
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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i just put it on like a week ago...
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

sounds like when people first tried out shinetsu xD,

Or how about that Coollaboratory Liquid Metal stuff. People found their CPU fused to their HSFs!:eek:
 

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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
vf900.
 

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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.