How To: Liquid Cooling 101

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Machin3, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. ahrefony

    ahrefony New Member

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    This is I've been looking for answers, today finally found the, thanks for your sharing, I got a lot of help.
     
  2. Cyalume

    Cyalume New Member

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    I read a guide somewhere regarding the Ivy Bridge chipset that involved prying apart the processor itself and replacing its internal TIM. Is that a viable option for all processors? Is it a good idea to do that/will it be helpful? I read that it decreases temps by up to 20 degrees.
     
  3. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    This is almost another topic and there are already several posts on this forum on it, but yes, replacing thermal paste on CPU cooler is easy but needs to be done in a certain way.
     
  4. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Replacing the the paste on the outside yes, but prying the heatspreader off (as that's what I think they were asking about) is pretty much always a bad idea. The last time I saw someone try to take the headspreader off they destroyed the CPU.
     
  5. Cyalume

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    Yes, you're right. Thats what I was trying to say. I've been reading things about replacing the heatspreader, and how it would make a huge difference in temps for Ivy Bridge.
     
  6. Cromewell

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    I've heard anywhere from no difference to 10 degrees if you are able to do it. As I said before, removing the heatspreader isn't trivial but at least with Ivy Bridge you don't have to worry about the lid being soldered down..
     
  7. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sorry, i mis-read. I agree with Cromwell, pretty risky. The compromise is to lap your cpu.
     
  8. just a noob

    just a noob Well-Known Member

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    just so you know, some cpu dies were/are soldered to the ihs
     
  9. HopeCorgi

    HopeCorgi New Member

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    This is so helpful, but COULD you use colored coolants?
     

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