Rolling my own VRM cooling

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Re: Rolling my own VRM cooling

Postposted on Mon May 21, 2012 12:38 pm

Yeah, the traces on circuit boards are copper so an application of flux or even a bit of abrasion will take care of the oxidation... I know that solid aluminum is far more difficult to solder using these tools.

I once repaired a tuning peg on a guitar by replacing the broken plastic tab using a nickel (5 cents). I just hacksawed a notch on the peg enough to stick the coin in it, then just melted a bunch of solder into the gaps. I don't even remember putting any flux, and I'm not sure if it would have done anything. Perhaps the nickel coating doesn't have problems with oxidation. Anyway, it worked; the connection was solid.

It would be cool if I can get 4.5Ghz stable once this solution is in place.
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Re: Rolling my own VRM cooling

Postposted on Mon May 21, 2012 3:42 pm

Pictures of this Franken-motherboard will be required. FYI
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Re: Rolling my own VRM cooling

Postposted on Mon May 21, 2012 4:15 pm

I don't intend to remove it from its case. So it isn't likely that I'll be able to provide a nice picture. But I'll do what I can. With the video card and PSU taken out it's possible to get a good look.
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