Wow I made that post months ago. Took me a while, spare time was a bit rare.
Currently planning to go cold for the first time this weekend. Painted a trusty old P5Q-E with the liquid rubber.
I used the clear one because I really loved the idea to see through and it helped me to learn how to apply it correctly. Three coats of rather thin layers, carefully spread out with a brush. Otherwise you get airbubbles when it dries and shrinks up.
I also made one big oopsie:
No idea how it happened but some of the rubber got into the socket... There was no drop on top of the CPU that I kept in there to protect it from drops, it must have crept in from underneath. I thought I was careful enough and left enough space around the socket but nope.
The red marking shows the area that was affected, nearly flooded half of the socket with the stuff. This gave me a small heart-attack when I saw it but its actually no big deal. I let it dry, put some alcohol on a 2000 grit sandpaper and gently brushed the pins 3-4 times.
Was another of those moments where you are super anxious pressing the power button but it just fired right up.
Gave it a testrun with just water to check on the VRM temps, which are now coated. I thought it would be really bad but its fine. These dual cores are rather tame in terms of power and the VRM is big enough.
Man am I glad its running. Everything down to the PCIe slot is covered back and front on the board. Just taped off the connectors and DIMM slots.
I also got some armaflex and shop-towel ready.
I'll start with dry ice this weekend and see how it goes. If my method works and everything survives the weekend (I doubt it) I might jump to LN2 but for now I think dice is the easiest way to get my feet wet.
Post by Macsbeach98 on Jun 25, 2020 18:46:05 GMT -5
You will do fine I know what its like getting the paint in the socket it wicks up from underneath beware of it doing that in ram slots too. In my early days I got red LET into the socket of a P5Q3 Deluxe Wifi so I cleaned it off the pins with Acetone and a soft brush after it ran it cold and pulled it apart it was all over the bottom of the CPU again it was like that for a few runs after it happened I still have the board I am sure if I was to run it now it would still come up in there.
Here is what I am doing now for insulation LET put on with a syringe its quick and easy in the second pic you can see the way I have my foam pads so it seals off the CPU completely that was a Prescott 478 in a 775 adaptor had it running for over 2 hrs at -100 no condensation problems at all. 775 CPUs a good one will run comfortably at -120 a great one will run at -130 my QX9650 locks at -90 they dont go to full pot more insulation is needed on boards that do. Your insulation methods will change with experience as you work out what works for you.
george: sis family now had the covid all around but now ok. 4th vaccine awaiting. Here been good this far with three vaccines, otoh, the 1st wave I suspect I caught something, took 6 weeks to have the systems going, family was ok though. Just staying at home.
Aug 13, 2022 22:18:42 GMT -5
Vinster: Where my parents lived they made that change also. I think it was because the storm drains were backing up and people started charging the city for upkeep on the section between the house and the city drain. with no proper demarcation they stopped
Aug 12, 2022 20:52:39 GMT -5
austin86: Vinster its odd here, gutters can't go to a storm drain anymore but they can drain into the street right next to one lol. I think its more of a city property vs residents property thing, IDK all I know is the town asked us not to drain my gutters into it.
Aug 12, 2022 8:20:01 GMT -5
austin86: zila1 dirty sumps are the worst, my parents sump is always dirty and if its not the sump is the drain from the other low spot in the basement that goes to the sump thatch dirty, they can be a lot of work
Aug 12, 2022 8:16:01 GMT -5
Vinster: for storms, we can still drain to the storm drains. there is a storm culvert in my back yard. everything drains to it (except sewer obviously)
Aug 11, 2022 20:58:36 GMT -5
Vinster: son is clear so far, baby's day 2 went overall well.. no puking today. just had to keep her fever under control. shes a tough little cookie...
Aug 11, 2022 20:58:10 GMT -5
Vinster: Thanks, 1st day for me starting to feel normal (Day 7)... Partner is still really sick (her Day 10).. Wife can't taste or smell... (her day 4).. daughter feels normal now (her day 10) but she had it the lighest...
Aug 11, 2022 20:57:10 GMT -5
zila1: I just want to keep everything in tip top working condition and clean at all times. I can't stand a dirty sump pit.
Aug 11, 2022 18:54:49 GMT -5
zila1: You are very fortunate to have that system grandfathered in. They are very strict now as to how and where you can drain storm water. I had a similar situation at my old 100 year old home.
Aug 11, 2022 18:53:30 GMT -5
austin86: I'm amazed I not been told to remove it, even more amazed that it works. We were told we can no longer have the gutters drain into storm drain witch I get. Its a big home and it was becoming a problem with all the rain we get here.
Aug 11, 2022 14:24:22 GMT -5
austin86: In my case my home is on a slight incline and whoever built it rigged up a gravity fed system that feeds the water table into a storm drain in the street. I been told I can't do anything with the system as its grandfathered in and is not longer legal.
Aug 11, 2022 14:19:41 GMT -5
austin86: zila1 My home is right under the water table and does not have a sump. There are some ways a round it granted they are not always a option or all the great.
Aug 11, 2022 14:18:18 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Dogs are always crazy in their own yard. Mine are no different and why I need a fence so bad.
Aug 11, 2022 7:08:04 GMT -5
zila1: Now they can't see me anymore cause of the fence. Her dogs are crazy.
Aug 11, 2022 0:34:25 GMT -5
zila1: But she put her new fence right along side my damaged fence. We both inherited problems but watcha gonna do? At least those trees are gone and now she has a nice privacy fence there. I'm glad cause her dogs were trying to eat me.
Aug 11, 2022 0:33:44 GMT -5
zila1: First she had to have a bunch of trees cut down around the area she wanted the fence. They were all in my yard working because the trees were growing in my fence and she wanted them gone. Now my fence is a mess.
Aug 11, 2022 0:31:10 GMT -5
zila1: ShrimpBrime: it never ends Jon. Just when you think you've got it all done something else happens. Home ownership is real. The lady next door to me just had her fence installed. She told me she's been waiting all summer for it.
Aug 11, 2022 0:28:24 GMT -5
zila1: Vinster: Oh my gosh I am so sorry you have that in your family. I will keep good thoughts for you. Covid is just horrible.
Aug 11, 2022 0:26:20 GMT -5
Vinster: only person without it is my 15yr old boy. he's keeping to his room isolating from the house plague. 0 out of 10... would not recommend... even for the weight loss.
Aug 10, 2022 23:28:57 GMT -5
Vinster: having covid sucks... whole family has it.. it's been taking 1 member at a time... we've been fighting in for 2 weeks and today we lost again today, my 9 month old now has it... this shit is awful.
Aug 10, 2022 23:27:51 GMT -5