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Silent computer in self-made case.

   Next important stage comes. We must care for the chipset cooling. My mother board is two years old and it is made on a weak 865 chipset; its cooling doesn’t cause problems. I am not afraid of anything after the hot i945… I pull a pipe out of Zalman cooler of hard disks, cut out two heat removers of copper and arrange a nice cooler for i865 according to the well-known and tested method. But it doesn’t work… I’ve treated this part of modding too flippantly. The chip nearly melted after five minutes of operation. This was rather strange… I didn’t expect such agility of it. Then Mortis’ words about defective Zalman pipes come to my memory; hence, the heat pipe was of low quality. I disassemble and test it. It started working properly finally…

   Everything turned against us; even the fastener didn’t bear the weight… the fastening loop soldered in the board tore away from it. I had to do anew the fastening bracket (upper picture).

   I decided that I hadn’t calculated it properly. Using foul language I do anew the cooler with two pipes, having tested the efficiency of both. The result is a lovely sight.

   You won’t believe me!!! The chipset nearly melted again in five minutes of work. It was miraculous… What could I do then?.. Make it anew using three or four pipes?.. To tell the truth, the situation was very disappointing. Owing to the ill-starred chipset I had to mar one more heat pipes … and make cooler with two 6 mm pipes like the one I’ve made for i945…

   Finally all characteristics are normal. I feel sorry for the Big Typhoon… If I had known this before I would have bought a new mother board for i965, which is not a hot chipset at all by my experience.

   Don’t faint, this is my kitchen :) The photo was made by chance… This is how my working place looks…

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    All began when one day my neighbour, he is Automatic Control Engineer, came and started to beg me to give him one diode. When I asked him why, he typed modding in a search engine. And it had a great effect on me. I was sick about it. Maybe there is nothing accidental in the world and this modding seed fell into good soil. All my life I was interested in design.

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