1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

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

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

  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,135 (4.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    scary:eek:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    23,211 (6.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,578
    Location:
    Houston
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. d44ve New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,521 (0.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    309
    Its a FireGL

    ok ok ok.... cheesy, I know. I couldnt resist! :laugh:
     
  4. Grings

    Grings

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,459 (0.68/day)
    Thanks Received:
    282
    Location:
    Blighty
    looks like a 9700pro
     
  5. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    23,157 (6.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,723
    lol nice one d44ve...Made me giggle!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (3.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,189
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    ok that does it no TEC cooling for me.I was thinking about getting water cooling set up than putting a TEC on my GPU but that has turned me away.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    23,211 (6.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,578
    Location:
    Houston
    its not that bad if you remember to make sure everything work right before you boot up it wont be an issue

    ***off topic***
    you figured bridge builder yet???????
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,009 (3.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,189
    Location:
    Newark ohio
    yes.i have thanks 4 ask n
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    23,211 (6.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,578
    Location:
    Houston
    post some scores then :roll:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. pmrdij

    pmrdij New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    87 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    nice work Wile E :toast:. uh, you've got home owners insurance right? might want to explore exploiting such if you do ;). my last TEC solution (a Swiftech MC370-2) ended just about as badly as yours but for a time i had my K6-III 450 running at 600MHz. every time i think of using a TEC i think of the sparks shooting out from my system...

    - Robert (pMr)dEATHiNjUNE
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  11. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    14,912 (4.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,363
    Those Images Remind me of the Chernobyl Incident http://www.spaceman.ca/gallery/chernobyl/f421
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2007
  12. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,323 (6.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    LOL! Classic.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. Rainmann420

    Rainmann420 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    21 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    OZ
    :banghead: Well if you going to blow some shit up thats the way to do it, to bad you wernt there to see it happen must have been impresive... Sorry for your loss :nutkick:
     
  14. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,135 (4.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    I wish I could been there too!!!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  15. eidairaman1

    eidairaman1

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    14,912 (4.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,363
    id probably be more upset being there when it blows up.
     
  16. philbrown23

    philbrown23 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,231 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    147
    Location:
    vermont
    yeah man this sort of thing happens alot, lol. thats why this time around I took the highest precautions possible, I dont have pics of my first suare into TEC but trust me mine was disatrous. Tottally get back on the horse though man, you live, you learn, NEVER leave a new TEC setup running while you are gone ulti you know it's integrity. Good luck man.
     
  17. NastyHabits

    NastyHabits

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,193 (0.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    801
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Holy heatsinks Batman! How did I miss this thread. OMG! What a mess!
     
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  18. crazy pyro

    crazy pyro New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,662 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    125
    Location:
    Newcastle
    WOW, just followed the link from Pancho's PSU thread, I'm impressed with that. Did you ever get the processor working again?
     
  19. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,323 (6.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    No. It was fried. (quite literally, it seems. lol)
     
    crazy pyro says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. crazy pyro

    crazy pyro New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,662 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    125
    Location:
    Newcastle
    No real surprise there then, made for a good read though, cheers.
     
  21. Faye_Kane_girl_brain

    Faye_Kane_girl_brain

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    15 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lazy slacker, naked in cave—steal elec—see profile
    Dude, you have EXACTLY the right attitude!!

    Most geeks are timid, frightened, reticent, apologetic, permission-asking dweebs. That's also why girls don't like them. But you don't HAVE to be that way!

    I am building a custom cooling loop with a 24v, 420-watt TEC. Yes, that's not a typo. Half a kilowatt of cold.

    I already killed a motherboard and a CPU from condensation. I had the CPU insulated with silicone, but it cot so cold that the other side of the MB froze. I could have given up and run everything at stock. Instead, I sprayed the new MB on both sides with waterproofing sealant.

    Then I melted a pump that was built into the waterblock of a prebuilt liquid cooler. I was all downhearted because I had destroyed my spiffy new watercooling system on the first day.

    But what did I do? I ordered a 3-fan radiator, and an asskick pump that I put AFTER the radiator in the loop!

    I know something else will probably go wrong. In fact, I am waiting for a backup motherboard to become available next month before I throttle the TEC up to a full 24 volts.

    But I HAVE TO overclock due to a life-or death health issue: if I couldn't fuck with fast computers, I'd just DIE!

    --speed freq faye
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  22. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    23,211 (6.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,578
    Location:
    Houston
    6 years. Thats how far back this thread was. 6 damn years.
     
    Frick says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  23. FR@NK

    FR@NK

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    770 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    191
    Yea I saw this on my alerts and was wondering why I was subbed to this.....

    I need to get another TEC up and running :/
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. ThE_MaD_ShOt

    ThE_MaD_ShOt

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    5,976 (3.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,269
    Location:
    Hi! I'm from the Internet
    So does Wile E.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  25. cheesy999

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,028 (1.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    629
    Location:
    UK
    I wonder how it wasn't archived
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)