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    LN2 board prep the no holds barred way

    OK first off this type of prep voids all warranties.........

    Second of all if you RMA a board after benching it on ln2..............i really don't have to tell you it's wrong.

    Since i'm one of those guys that never intends to RMA something benched on Ln2 I take all precautions possible to avoid hardware death.

    First off you want to inspect the boards and post the board before anything........make sure it works!!!!!!!! I take this time to log temps while idling.



    Next step that will not void warranty........replacing tim and ensuring good contact, I like to relog temps at this point.

    As you can see in this pic I have already done this and the paste disperion is perfect.



    Next step, I use art eraser to block off all holes that lead to slots, buttons etc etc..........if you conformal a board without doing this say goodbye to the board preety much.........



    Next step is to tape up all dimms and slots where you don't want the conformal in case you have one of those oops moments.



    Now that all prep is done we can start the conformal application. Backside is complete and drying and 100% waterproof now. Tommorow when i pick up a smaller disposable brush I will hit the frontside.


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    Nice tutorial!
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    Does the entire board really need the conformal? I know you said "no holds barred" but it seems like it won't offer any advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Does the entire board really need the conformal? I know you said "no holds barred" but it seems like it won't offer any advantage.
    This board will be being benched with multiple GPUS and the cpu on ln2 so yes in this particular case the entire board needs to be sealed from water.

    When its complete, I can pour water on the board and it will still work. Water is electronics enemy, eliminate it from the equasion and what you end up with is only possible board failure do to pushing it to hard.

    Here's a couple shots of what that can look like with just one GPU.





    There are also other advantages to this but we can go into that later.

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    Good point. I wasn't thinking about the GPU.
    Looking forward to the next update.

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    Ready to rock and literally bullet proof insulation against DI. Ln2 will need a tad more work around dimm slots. But this board has to come to Cali with me for blizzcon so a mate can bench it on Dry Ice for a week or 2 with single vga's so it's good enough for now till it gets back, then it will get the final trimmings.










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    I see you neutered one of the DIMMs; does that serve a purpose or is it just what you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    I see you neutered one of the DIMMs; does that serve a purpose or is it just what you have?
    For 3d benching there is no need for triple channel, it also helps attain a lower CB temperature.

    If your referring to the heatspreader, I lost it somewhere in this mess, its actually 2 sep sticks from 2 sep 6 gig sets, the only surivors from a bad batch of elpida ram.

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    Yeah, I was referring to the spreader.

    On a side note: I was just thinking that the level of performance you consider a "bad batch" is probably sitting in hundreds of thousands of computers with the owners playing Farmville and none the wiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Yeah, I was referring to the spreader.

    On a side note: I was just thinking that the level of performance you consider a "bad batch" is probably sitting in hundreds of thousands of computers with the owners playing Farmville and none the wiser
    Yah when I say bad batch, these were prone to blow up just while browsing the internet at stock speeds. Most people would know it or they would not be booting with what happened with this batch.

    These 2 sticks from that batch refuse to die however, 8 gigs of there brothers already went the way of the dodo.

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