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There ain't gonna be no crack in dis hizzouse!!!!

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MassiveOverkill

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I was sweating bullets removing my IHS, and wanted some extra protection putting the water block back on, so I cut up some of the pink foam padding that comes with some mobos and made a cushion for my bare Vennie. The Shin Etsu hasn't settled yet, but my temps are now 32/41 down from 34/48.

I'll retry overclocking in a bit to see how she runs. I also redid my Kingwin water cooling setup with 3/16" vinyl tubing to replace the crappy.......porous stock silicon tubing. Hopefully I won't have to refill as often, plus the vinyl tubing is clear, unlike the cloudy silicon tubing, so dye should show better.

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NiTrO bOiE

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This might seem like a dumb question, but couldn't that trap heat? Preventing air from circulating around the core. The reason I ask this is because I once had a mobo that had foam on the bottem of the heatsink to prevent from cracking the core, but actually trapped the heat inside.
 
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MassiveOverkill

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Thanks Flip. Nitro, I really don't think it will make a difference, and if did, I wouldn't think it would be more than 1 or 2 degrees F. The added insurance is worth it to me.
 

FalconBlade

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Great idea, however with that stuff being so close to the die how well do you think it will fair under the higher temps?

-Fb