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Peltier Problem

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Dec 23, 2000
Ok, here is what happened and what is going on. A while back I purchased a 110 watt peltier with a water cooling system. Had a problem getting my cpu temp below 55F. So I took everything apart, cleaned it, and put a healthy coat of thermal paste on everything. When I put it back together I hit 23F!!! And then one day the peltier died. I contacted the company and they sent me a new one. So I just got my new peltier back and can't get it below 55F again. I have done everything that I can think of to get this puppy cooler. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I know that this 110W peltier can do better:(
Jeff Evans (Dec 23, 2000 02:39 p.m.):
Maybe your using a little too much thermal compund?

Well, I have tried varying amounts of thermal paste. I have a Danger Den setup that works great, with one exception; it works too good. I ended up breaking off the tabs on my socket so I used 5 minute epoxy to glue down some aluminum tabs. Now I can crank on that puppy without having to worry. So I do put a liberal amount of thermal paste down, but I figure that the excess gets squeezed out of the sides. I let off of the clamp, wiggle the assembly, and repeat. Should be enough left over without being too much.
Thanks again, Slider