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What happens when a TEC overheats? Look inside to see.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Wile E, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Wile E

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    Nope, I think I'm gonna try this again, in the near future. I'm not gonna cower away from it, just because I screwed it up. I'm chalking it up as a learning experience/lesson, and taking my new found knowledge with me, to try it again.
     
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    I might even try this in the near future, also to see if I can get a better OC :p
     
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    Nice! I want to do a set up w/pelts on these x1950xtx's or maybe my x1800xt set i have..I'm using a vigor pelt on this FX57 its ok as good as water on a cool day...GL;)
    I,m gonna take the vapochill off the s754 rig and phase a c2d soon..i didnt like the results i recieved with my FX57 though(the FX57 must already be near the limits as most dont get much over the warranty 200MHZ overclock)
     
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    DrunkenMafia quote:
    "Don't let is scare you away though, go buy another tec and get straight back into in man, its like falling off your bike when your a kid.... you gotta get back on..."
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    Not when you're married man, not when you're married.....
     
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    is the RAD and pump(s) still good? That sucks man.
     
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    It maybe like falling off a bike when you are a kid but falling off the bike doesn't cost $xxxx to try again unless you break something(arm leg etc.)
     
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    SO what about the gosh darn CPU? Give it to us for like $10 incl shipping
     
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    if Intel would RMA it that would be better than selling it for $10. :)
     
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    yeah right.
    "oh no you used 3rd party cooling no wai, if you used our cooling solution this would have never happened"
     
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    Yeah, rad and pumps are fine.

    Sorry hat, I'm gonna keep it. Wanna test it in another board. If it's dead, I'll keep as a reminder of what NOT to do.
     
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    If it lives?
     
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    Wait, what are you asking me?
     
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    What if the CPU survived, then what will you do with it?
    ** we get into a lot of 1 on 1 convos lol
     
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    I would think he would use it.
     
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    but will he be ocing... what kind of PC will it be in... etc
    the value of it is next to nothing after that incident
     
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    Ahhh, but the lack of the IHS, will make for a better overclock. If it is alive, I'll sell my 6000+ and DFI mobo again, and buy a P35 or X38 board.
     
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    who says that you would have to tell about what happened i would tell because it would look bad on you if you didn't tell.(if you wanted to sell)
     
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    If I ever did sell it, I'd post a link to this thread.
     
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    It is good that you wouldn't hide this from anyone that may want it,
     
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    :toast: at least you're not cowering away from it. But that sucks how the power went out when you were updating and such....just not good luck on your part. Hope you have better luck in the future *knocks on wood*
     
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    Holy sh!t..... I cannot believe this.

    For those of you saying that he shouldnt be running a TEC setup or that it was poor parts, I can tell you first hand that they were not.

    Those were the exact parts I was using to get my e6600 @3.9GHZ.


    He made a simple mistake of not checking the temps on first boot and checking the polarity of the TEC to make sure he had the cold side down.

    If he would have done either one of those things, this thread would be about how he had a 90% OC rather than a big mess.

    I still cant believe it.... that was a lot of work.

    Hell, I might even send you another e4300 cause I feel so bad.

    I gotta check and see what I have left though
     
  22. Wile E

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    WOw d44ve. I wouldn't know how to thank you.

    BTW, The polarity was correct. It idled between -16 and -20c in the bios. I just didn't wire the rad fans to the Meanwell. I was gone for a few hours, and I guess the rad by itself was not enough to keep the TEC cool for an extended period of time.
     
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    maybe you should wire the tec pumps and fans all to the Meanwell next time if you can.
     
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    Oh no way.... that sucks.

    I bet you were good for at least 30 minutes to an hour..... but with no fans, it doesnt take long.


    I still cant believe that.

    :(
     
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    all the fans were connected together and just needed to be plugged into ONE 4 pin molex connecter :banghead:
     

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