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

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I still cant believe this....

All that hard work down the tube :(

I am still looking around to see if I have an extra e4300..... but it doesnt look good at the moment
 
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Lol, why would you have to hide the fact you got a q6600 ???
man, she must bust ur nutz mr....hehaha


:laugh: (wife has NOOO clue im on a quad :roll:)[/QUOTE]
 

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excuse my noobiness, what is a "TEC".
i don't see why you need to wait a week to test the 2900XT. anyway, sorry it happened! but you can't expect to overclock as a hobby without these things happening
I have to wait, because I don't have anything to test it in. lol. All I have laying around are either Macs, or AGP machines. My ECS KA3 MVP is on loan to a friend, or else I would've had that. But, today is the magical day. I get the DFI and 6000+ back today. Wish me luck everyone. lol.
Holy sh*t that is the 1337'est overheat I've ever seen.

Good job :toast:
hahahaha! I lol'ed. Thanx, Cash.
 
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I still cant believe this....

All that hard work down the tube :(

I am still looking around to see if I have an extra e4300..... but it doesnt look good at the moment
Even if you don't find anything Dave, I really, REALLY appreciate the effort. :toast:

I can't do much to thank you, so I'm gonna go bump your fs thread(s). lol
 
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I have to wait, because I don't have anything to test it in. lol. All I have laying around are either Macs, or AGP machines. My ECS KA3 MVP is on loan to a friend, or else I would've had that. But, today is the magical day. I get the DFI and 6000+ back today. Wish me luck everyone. lol.
hahahaha! I lol'ed. Thanx, Cash.
Good luck man. How'd the 6000+ overclock last time you had it?
 
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So, what do you think guys, buy another TEC and TEC block, waterproof my DFI mobo, and try TEC on my X2 6000+ instead? Or go in a completely different direction?

I'm kicking the idea around.

The other alternative I can think of is, go with just water for now, then next year, buy phase with my tax return.
It'll probably use less power in the long run if you want phase change :laugh:

As for the smell, you do know burnt PCB is... toxic! ;)


Welcome to the "I will not leave dangerous hardware unattended club".
 

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This is exactly why I stick to air-cooling. Low maintenance FTW.

To the OP: That sucks! Hate to see a C2D go down like that ... :(
 

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Lol, why would you have to hide the fact you got a q6600 ???
man, she must bust ur nutz mr....hehaha


:laugh: (wife has NOOO clue im on a quad :roll:)
[/QUOTE]



Cuz i've spent PAST $4,000 in 12 months on PC parts ($1500 in monitors) :eek:

I blame it on TPU!
 

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Good luck man. How'd the 6000+ overclock last time you had it?
3430 for benches, but that might get better with the 3x120MM rad. Don't know for sure yet.


And good news everyone, the 2900XT checks out fine. Woooot!!!!
 

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good that the video card works but what about the RAM? Also if it was non-conductive coolant than wouldn't anything it got on be ok if you cleaned it and let dry?
 

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Thats just brutal.. you should be murdered for the massacar that 680i suffered before finally dying! *weeps for the 680i*
 
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3430 for benches, but that might get better with the 3x120MM rad. Don't know for sure yet.


And good news everyone, the 2900XT checks out fine. Woooot!!!!
thats good then:toast:, i reckon that 4300 would have had a hard time keeping up with that 6000+ anyway
 

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I think at stock speeds the C2D would have but overclocked on that kind of cooling the 6000+ wouldn't even have a chance
 

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good that the video card works but what about the RAM? Also if it was non-conductive coolant than wouldn't anything it got on be ok if you cleaned it and let dry?
Ram checks out fine, too. Posting this from the 6000+ now.
 

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You're lucky. You need to find out about that processor though! Cmon man just spend $50 on a capable board. You don't need a high-end board as the 6000+ will be good for a few years and I wouldn't even attemp to OC that 4300 after it had a TEC melt on top of it and a mobo melt under it :/
 

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You're lucky. You need to find out about that processor though! Cmon man just spend $50 on a capable board. You don't need a high-end board as the 6000+ will be good for a few years and I wouldn't even attemp to OC that 4300 after it had a TEC melt on top of it and a mobo melt under it :/
lol. Like I said, if I buy a Core 2 board, it will be a good one. And I'll never NOT overclock. lol
 

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Man that would be super extreme if the Core 2 was still in perfrect working order...that would earn a little more respect for Intel frome me..and as we all know getting respect from me means everything.
 

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I MIGHT have just gotten a hold of a e4400.

I have to wait till tomorrow to find out
 
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To bad man, that's a real shame, but on the brighter side, thank God there was no fire... Wow that got hot!!!
 

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I soooo hope this doesnt happen to m video cards.

I guess I should run it on the desk before I put them on top of anything.
 

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I soooo hope this doesnt happen to m video cards.

I guess I should run it on the desk before I put them on top of anything.
Just make sure you wire your rad fans and pumps to the same power source as the TECs. You see what happens when you don't. lol
 

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Heh I did this waay back myself, it's a sure fire way to desolder the core if you ever need to :D

 

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Heh I did this waay back myself, it's a sure fire way to desolder the core if you ever need to :D

lol. I feel a little better now.
 

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lol. I feel a little better now.

Dont worry... just about everyone who has ventured into TEC cooling has made a similair mistake.

Its just that others caught it in time, where you didnt.

I have left the TEC on and the water pump off once..... I didnt know until the top of the waterblock blew off from the pressure and heat of the boiling water!