Welcome to aquamac forums! I have some copper shims and stainless steel plates, can you let me know exactly which processor you are wanting to watercool. I need to know if your processor has 3 large holes only or also the extra 4 smaller holes around the actual chip or chips on the processor daughter card.
Hi ... Thank You For Your help My Mac is quicksilver 2002 800 MHz upgraded Gigadesigns dual 1.4 GHz .... customized with silverstone LC17 HTPC. I love my mac but noise is...ufffff . I got AQUAGATE Mini R80 and want to try your mode but can't find 8 mm thick copper shim. I wanna buy.... and waiting your help ..Thank You
I have the copper shims, depending on the particular Giga processor, one of the attachments that comes with the aquagate may fit if there are 4 small holes around the processor. Can you send me a pic of your upgrade from the Giga website. The copper shims are not commercially available as I designed them myself, however, I have some spares if you want.
Hey Steve, is there any way you can make a shim or something the same way you did here? It would be going on a single 933 Quicksilver processor and right now all i can hear is the fans and nothing else. It gets really annoying.
Also, is it possible that the same shim and setup can be transplanted to a dual cpu setup? *just wondering if the shim needs some extra refitting*
I have a couple of these shims still, do you have a pic of your processor, with Heat Sink removed (is it Std Apple - I guess it is). The hardest thing is getting the right mounting holes. By the way, the shim is designed to fit across both processors, so is dual compatible!
I didn't have a micrometer, so instead you would have to gauge on a similar processor. It's an actual 933, but it's been pushed to 1067. here is a high rez pic of it. G4 933
Edit. Well, i found out that the Zalman cooler themselves are 67mm high. The room i have in my tower from power supply to heatsink is 72mm. So unless the plate is 5mm or smaller (give or take a millimeter), i don't think the setup i had in mind will work
I am afraid the shims are 8 mm thick, so I think things will be too tight. I did do this trick on the Winmac, but I had to move over the power supply against the side of the case (it is positioned around half an inch away as std)
Red, Is 5mm enough material from a heat dissipation stand point? If it is have you thought about asking around at some machine shops? I could fly cut something like that in about 15 minutes. After that you would need to lapp it flat (should be pretty flat to start with but better safe that sorry) and you would be good to go. If you can catch a shop on a slow day I bet it wouldn't be more than 15 dollars (free if you're lucky ;D) and they might even surface grind it for you. Ought to be able to hold it parallel within +/- .003mm. Shoot you can send it to me and I'll do it if you have the time. ;D
well, when i did the measuring and calculations, from the bottom of the heatsink to the top of the back rail on the Quicksilver, it is 2 1/4 inches. i was then looking at the one Steve did for his lady and then it hit me, the back rail is higher than the other G4's and the power supply is smaller than the normal ATX style. if i could wing it, i would install an MDD power supply in the top of the QS and save me some space. But then i would need to buy some aluminum and fabricate some parts for it to look nice. Hmm, maybe a new project for the summer.