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Moridin

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Dec 29, 2000
Hi, I have asked this question before and now I just wanted to get an idea of how many of the people who currently watercool ( with or without TEC's ) use di-electric grease on the socket for condensation. For those who don't know what I am talking about, what the di-electric grease basically does is prevents and electric shorts so if the pins on the cpu start to get condensation on them it wont conduct and short out. I have read that a lot of people don't use it, even when they use TEC's so I just wanted to get the opinion of other watercooling people.
 

Egg

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Jun 21, 2001
i will use it when i get my cooling system up, but the thing that bothers me is do u have to apply the di-electric grease to each individual pin hole one at a time, or can u smear it over all of the socket??
 

AMDGuy

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Apr 10, 2001
Moridin (Jun 28, 2001 02:41 a.m.):
Hi, I have asked this question before and now I just wanted to get an idea of how many of the people who currently watercool ( with or without TEC's ) use di-electric grease on the socket for condensation. For those who don't know what I am talking about, what the di-electric grease basically does is prevents and electric shorts so if the pins on the cpu start to get condensation on them it wont conduct and short out. I have read that a lot of people don't use it, even when they use TEC's so I just wanted to get the opinion of other watercooling people.

I have a standard watercooling setup with no TEC. I do not use di-electric grease. It's not necessary unless you plan to cool your CPU below room temp. That's when condensation will be a problem.
 

AMDGuy

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Egg (Jun 28, 2001 04:25 a.m.):
i will use it when i get my cooling system up, but the thing that bothers me is do u have to apply the di-electric grease to each individual pin hole one at a time, or can u smear it over all of the socket??


You'll want to smear the grease over the socket pin holes. You don't have to try to put it in each individual hole, but you don't want a lot of goop left on top of the socket either. Just in the holes themselves. You could smear it with your finger, then wipe up the excess with a lint free rag.