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Question Substitute for dielectric grease. ( XtremeSystems Forums Vapor Phase Change Cooling )
Updated: 2008-09-18 11:05:10 (11)
Substitute for dielectric grease.

Would that be Vaseline (petroleum jelly)?

Or does anyone have more suggestions on what to use that what does it's job and is easy (or easier) to clean than Luberex dielectric grease I am using now.



Thanks.

Answers: Substitute for dielectric grease. ( XtremeSystems Forums Vapor Phase Change Cooling )
Substitute for dielectric grease.

I personally stopped using any grease in insulating but I also mount and remount every few hours when benching so I remove any condensation if there ever is any. Can't say I've ever seen any within the socket though. For a setup that you aren't constantly inspecting though atleast put a little on the processor to keep it from oxidizing.



Substitute for dielectric grease.

for a daily unit i would really recommend something in socket. many times after months and months of daily use without no problems it dies and the socket... looks terrible



Substitute for dielectric grease.

This weekend, saturday/sunday I am planning to go test my P5K-E and Q6600 + E6600 with the Vap LS.

I think I'll be risking to use nothing, when things get unstable I go use the vaseline.

Since the socket will be hermetic sealed, the pins and resistors have air captured in it. The air is humid at the moment.

So we'll see.

I'll post in the propiate forum for my results.


Thanks for the replys so far!



Substitute for dielectric grease.

The amount of air trapped is sooo little it won't make a difference. Just be sure your seal is tight and you're fine.

Also, is you Vapo LS modded? If it's stock it won't hold load with your Q6600 - believe me, I know what I'm talkin about



Substitute for dielectric grease.

i use vasoline and i would stronglly advise using some in the cpu socket as i found out if you dont after about a month the caps on the mobo and the back of cpu tarnish i have since nail varnished the back of my cpu to stop it happening further
you can see in the image the shiny and the dirty not good
ive also put some on the caps aroung the cpu socket


and ive mixed the deilectric greses with the vasoline did not make much diffrence



Substitute for dielectric grease.

I've heard that they use Vaseline to protect telephone wiring from moisture.



Substitute for dielectric grease.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordite!
So you use no product to prevent condensation in your socket?
Nope. Sealing the socket/CPU pins isn't really mandatory, as long as your seal really is airtight (you gotta be sure it is though).
Greasing socket, CPU etc. is more of a backup method in case your seal isn't perfect, or an extra precaution some people need to attain peace of mind, or for more extreme temps (cascade/DICE/ln2).

Quote:
It should be safe for a bench day or two without that stuff?
Ya sure.. just triple-check your seal.



Substitute for dielectric grease.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcool
How far down you planning to go ?
I run phase 24/7 without any of that, just a solid 3 layer neoprene insulation on top, 1 layer between backplate and PCB and 1 layer of armaflex tape beneath on each side.
Not a drop of water anywhere for months now. Temps used to be close to -40 but in summer they are higher...
Standard Vapochill LS is being used, but it isn't going to be used 24/7. I have done a little project involving E6600 and Q6600 on a Gigabyte DS3. The BIOS options are very limited and I am not satisfied about my results.

Want to use it on my P5K-E for it. So you use no product to prevent condensation in your socket? It should be safe for a bench day or two without that stuff?



Substitute for dielectric grease.




Some people use this. You don't have to worry about cleanups as this is more permanent.



Substitute for dielectric grease.

How far down you planning to go ?
I run phase 24/7 without any of that, just a solid 3 layer neoprene insulation on top, 1 layer between backplate and PCB and 1 layer of armaflex tape beneath on each side.
Not a drop of water anywhere for months now. Temps used to be close to -40 but in summer they are higher...



Substitute for dielectric grease.

Yeah, just a FYI though. Its a PITA to get that grease out once its in there.



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