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    Thanks kraft. Fortunately the hard part is over. soldering this is going to be cake. Im just glad I found the problem this fast. Im the type of person that wont sleep because I will sit and think about different scenarios that would make it act how it is. The worst part is, I absolutely Hate Wii's... Working on something you dont like isnt fun.

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    lol, I am the total opposite. I love working on Wii's and hate working on Xbox 360's.

    Good thing you are handing with a soldering iron. That makes things a lot easier when one has those skills.

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    The reason I like working on the xbox's so much is because they suck. Big pieces of [edit]. The Wii is by far the more superior platform. So there isnt much room for improving. I just dont like the interaction of the Wii. Just like the Kinect. Not my thing, But to each there own. Its sad when you have to do this:







    To get your Xbox to run at a decent temp...


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    Forgot to ask. Worse case scenario and this gets FUBARed, Is the Wii like the Xbox in the sense that you have to use the same mainboard with the same DVD board? In the xbox there is a encrypted code on the mainboard and a matching code on the DVD board and if you say broke your DVD drive, you could not use a different dvd drive without swapping the DVD boards. The codes had to match.

    Is the wii this way? Worse case scenario I have to grab a new MoBo but im not expecting that...
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    Now that an Xbox mod lol. Very nice. I have one in my shop that has a RRoD. I failed at a reflow myself so I bought another board from eBay that was supposed to work and guess what??? RRoD........ That's why I say I hate work on Xboxs.

    And no. The drives in a Wii are completely interchangeable.

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    Wii doesn't have thermal paste, it has thermal pads and are supposed to be like that. The mod you did was pretty pointless as the Wii doesnt get hot. You can run it without a fan for hours and it will only get warm.

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    Mike,
    at what ambient, you can run the XBox360 at 23.5/22.7degreeC for the GPU/CPU respectively ?
    curious.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Wii doesn't have thermal paste, it has thermal pads and are supposed to be like that. The mod you did was pretty pointless as the Wii doesnt get hot. You can run it without a fan for hours and it will only get warm.
    Ok, I have to admit, I have only worked with one other electronic with thermal pads. It had like a shiny plasticy casing and was real thick. From my knowledge, that is a thermal pad. What was on MY wii was thick thermal past. I scraped it of and it has the consistency of play doh and broke off into chunks. Maybe its because mine was one of the first patches of Wiis but it was defiantly thick paste, not pads.

    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    Mike,
    at what ambient, you can run the XBox360 at 23.5/22.7degreeC for the GPU/CPU respectively ?
    curious.....
    Im sorry, Are you asking what temp does it run at? I have 2 probes in there as you can see. One is right after the fesser radiator on the back. I did this so I can see what the temp on the water is after it has been cooled down, right before it goes back into the Res. the other one is pinched in between the CPU/GPU block making direct contact with them. When Im full on gaming for a few hours (the ONLY game I play is COD) the CPU/GPU never goes over 29.8C and the inline probe starts out low and eventually gets to be around the same temp as the CPU/GPU. supposedly this is what is supposed to happen. After a few hours everything levels out and becomes the same temp.

    This was my first watercooled machine so I went balls out with the best of everything parts wise. The fesser rad was like 25$ more then almost all other single rads, etc, etc. I say it was money well spent considering this thing runs like a refrigerator now. Plus I lined the interior with a double layer of sound dampening material so it really is dead quiet.

    hopefully that answered your question

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    They are thermal pads and have a consistency of extremely thick thermal paste when dried out.

    However, they do get dry and break up after a long amount of use, you would see what I mean if you saw a new one but they are definitely not paste and are not spread onto the chips, new or old as I've had hundreds of them apart.

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    Good to know man. Like I said, my only exp with thermal pads was like an actual little enclosed case. like a pillow of paste.

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    I think I know the type you are talking about - like the ones on the 360 memory on some motherboards.

    There are a few different types and look different etc.

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