Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
Hats off to you sir.
Sonda great pics, but u use way too much TIM
Thanks. It's just a small drop. That die is very small. TIM is IC Diamond 24.
Agreed, that's around 2-3x what I use for a lidded IHS. Then again, you always need to do a test mount, check for contact, clean and reapply.
Part of the reason I didn't put a super small drop on the die is because I wanted to ensure total surface area coverage for good contact.
I'm just going to start over with a smaller drop. The MB is just sitting on my desk anways. I have time to do it before I mount it in the case. I think it would have worked fine though. With IC Diamond I push the block down on the die first and excess TIM comes out the sides. It's a little messy but the die gets surface completely covered. Going to put about half of what is in the photo. Will post another photo for approval.
Some skin on a removed bare 3570k IHS.
Did it again with a smaller drop.
way to much..... jk
Let us know how it works out!
All TIM upgrades and thermal pad upgrades seems to be working out great. My system has never been so fast, stable and cool with so little voltage. Very happy.
Photos of the Alphacool plexi top with the Swiftech MCP655-B fixed speed that I just put in my loop.
Inside Green Tea:
that board would look really good painted green IMO.
Look up on this forum about painting a motherboard. I have a thread where i did it and showed my steps along the way. Damulta also has a thread about it,his has more pictures, but combine the 2 threads together and you will see that we both didn't have any problems and will see the steps we both took. The worest part is covering all MOSFETS,pins,sockets,chipset,stuff that gets hot needs to not be painted.
I have done 2 boards and both didn't show any negative impact on life or performance,that even includes long term,I have used the first board i did for 2 years and when i get a CPU i will be getting it back out again.
10 years old and still looks better than some of the more recent rigs
Those yours or review samples?
Not so sexy but just wanted to show what a tight fit I had putting in my graphics card...
And what happens to my dog on bonfire night...
Ok, I'll bite, what is it? Are you "drying something out" on your HDD? Looks nice I use my monitor, although most new ones have a sloped back
you have sharp eyes but indeed that must be whats up or its his stash...
Aha! I didn't even notice that was in the shot!
But yes that's where I dry her out
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