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DangerDen HD2900xt Waterblock Review

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by mandelore, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. mandelore

    mandelore New Member

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    1) My current 3DMark06 score is 11,400, and that is cpu limited atm (2850MHz). I ran that with 935 core and 1400 memory on my 2900, voltage modified via bios to 1.35 and temperatures dont go above 65C :) :) :) (still looking for a way to get higher voltage)

    2)I would reccomend, if you got this, that it be ran on a solo loop, i.e. just the DD-29XT block, pump and radiator in the loop. (I use a 3x120mm rad which is pretty damn big and it barely feels warm to touch, so you could probs get away with a smaller one tbh)

    3) When/if you come to get the rest of your pc water cooled, I would run them in their own loop, use a small DDC 12V pump (I use that for my 2900 loop) to save space while retaining power and simply loop the cpu or northbridge to that and a smaller 120mm rad or dual 120mm rad.

    This waterblock is so very effective at what it does, and I could not be happier with it.

    Now the artcic silver has set in, I get 28C boot up temperatures, and during overclocked gaming the temperatures reach 52C(normal voltage) and 62-65 with a much higher core voltage. Thats simply great considering what the stock cooler did hehehe

    hope that helps
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    Wow thats definetely great. It will probably be toward the end of December or beginning of January till I go watercooled, I just need to buy a few things a long with it, like a case, a new motherboard that allows me to change voltage so I can overclock my AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ a bit. But yeah, i'm just looking around to have an idea of what I wanna buy at the given time.

    Your reviews and help is highly appreciated, thank you very much.

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