this is from the manual under downloads
Compatible Motherboards List (Please check www.xpressar.com
for the latest compatible M/B list)
- P45 Diamond
- P45 Platinum
- P45D3 Platinum
- P7N Diamond (Only for one VGA card plug in 4th slot)
- P7N2 Diamond (Only for one VGA card plug in 4th slot)
- X48C Platinum (Only for one VGA card plug in 4th slot)
- EP45T Extreme (DDR3)
- EP45 Extreme (DDR2)
- X48T-DQ6 (DDR3)
- X48-DQ6 (DDR2)
- Blitz Formula
- P5Q Pro
- P5Q Deluxe
- P5E Deluxe
it also looks like it will take away dual graphics card support .
Q1. Does Xpressar™ RCS100 need maintenance?
Ans. Under regular operation, Xpressar™ RCS100 has three year warranty for the case and
two years on the cooling module. And the cooling module is maintenance-free
(No re-filled needed).
Q2. Can Xpressar™ RCS100 operate 24hours non-stop?
Ans. Yes, Xpressar™ RCS100’s compressor has been tested in labs, it can run 24hours
non-stop without problem.
Q3. Does Xpressar™ RCS100 makes loud noise?
Ans. Xpressar™ RCS100 does not make much noise when it’s operating; its acoustic is
even lower then air-cooling fans.
Q4. Does system build with Xpressar™ RCS100 guaranteed overclock above 4Ghz?
Ans. The overclock range is determined by CPU and other hardware, Xpressar™ RCS100
provides optimal thermal solution, helps CPU operate in very low temperature.
Q5. Does Xpressar™ RCS100 system can operate constantly after overclocking?
Ans. Xpressar™ RCS100 provides optimal thermal solution for best overclocking platform.
If the CPU’s temperature is keeping below 40 degrees, the system can
Q6. Will Xpressar™ RCS100 damage your motherboard or VGA because of the condensation?
Ans. The Xpressar™ RCS100's copper tube has covered with isolation materials to isolate
the damp in contact with the copper tube. And the DC Inverter compressor has
build-in intelligent IC controller, it can adjust rotating speed according to CPU loading.
Q1. How much power the compressor consumes?
Ans. The compressor consumes 50 watts maximum.
Q2. Can the compressor operate normally in horizontal orientation?
Ans. No, while the compressor operates, put it down to horizontal orientation will damage
its internal structure; the compressor should be always kept in vertical orientation
while operates (i.e. Keep Xpressar™ RCS100 vertically while operates).
Q3. What kind of refrigerant does Xpressar™ RCS100 use?
Ans. The Xpressar™ RCS100 uses R134a refrigerant, it is industry standard and widely
used in vehicles & household conditioning.
Q4. How do I choose my PSU for Xpressar™ RCS100?
Ans. The system build with Xpressar™ RCS100 need extra 100W of power consumption.
Please use Thermaltake PSU calculator to find out the suitable PSU for your system.
Q5. What kind of power connector does Xpressar™ RCS100 use?
Ans. The Xpressar™ RCS100’s input is DC 12V. It’s compatible with standard PSU 4 pin
connector. Notice: Please do not connect any other device on the same cable which
Xpressar™ RCS100 is using.
Q6. How long does Xpressar™ RCS100 starts to cool the system when it turns on?
Ans. Xpressar™ RCS100 needs five minutes to reach the maximum cooling capability
after system start.
Q7. Will continues switch on/off damage the compressor?
Ans. Thermaltake recommends user to wait for 15 sec to restart their Xpressar™ RCS100
once they have shut down their system. However, soft-reset could be restart
immediately cause compressor has not turn-off during soft-reset.
Q1. Does Xpressar™ RCS100 support AMD platform?
Ans. At this stage, Xpressar™ RCS100 only support Intel platform. Thermaltake is
developing AMD platform and is coming soon next year.
Q2. Does Xpressar™ RCS100 support Intel coming new LGA1366 platform?
Ans. Yes, Xpressar™ RCS100 series has LGA775/LGA1366 clip inside the package.
Q3. Is there any limitation for VGA card when installing into Xpressar™ RCS100?
Ans. Please check section 1.2 in user’s manual (Compatibility guideline, page 3)
for detail information.
Q4. What kind of motherboard does Xpressar™ RCS100 support?
Ans. Xpressar™ RCS100 supports standard LGA775/LGA1366 motherboards.
If the first PCI express slot is at the first slot on the motherboard, the VGA card
can't be installed cause the interference of the copper tube. Please install the
VGA on the second PCI express slot if the motherboard supports dual VGA.For
detail information, please check section 1.2 in user’s manual
(Compatibility guideline, page 2&3).
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