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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hat, May 2, 2012.

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    Just got one of these from a friend...

    http://www.ultraproducts.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4143848&sku=ULT40494

    and my temps on my Phenom II are now a handful of degrees higher than what I had when I was using my TT Big Typhoon. It does use a bolt through deign, so I suppose the cooler could be mounted unevenly... I just tightened all the bolts by hand until I couldn't get them to go anymore.

    I suppose it's possible to be worse... it seems like the cooler has a rather inefficient design. It only has 4 heatpipes, and 2 of them go to the tec plate, which in turn go to half of the fins. The other 2 are going to the heatsink base with the other half of the fins. So, in essence I only have 2 heatpipes on my heatsink base where before I had 6... and quite a deal less fins. Also, the fan is only 92mm, where before I had a powerful replacement 120mm fan.

    Anyone have experience with this cooler? Would you expect ~50c load from a Phenom II at these settings?

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    I've noticed the pins have slots in them to use a screwdriver to tighten them. Should I do that? more pressure between the cpu and heatsink could always mean lower temps, but it also means more pressure in the motherboard... if I tighten them with a screwdriver as far as they will go don't I risk damaging my board? How do you guys with bolt through setups usually handle installing these?
     
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    man that is an older cooler... i was about to get one of those once but then I read some reviews on it...

    There are a few reasons you don't see TEC coolers around much anymore, and this particular cooler suffers from all of them.

    I dont think your mounting is the problem... I remember back when I read those reviews the Big Typhoon was one of the best coolers around, and it whooped the crap out of this thing.
     
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    Hm well I'm going to need to use this thing anyway when/if my friend gives me his i7 stuff as I have no other compatible cooler... and the big typhoon is being used in another machine now.

    I got scared about tightening it with a screwdriver, so I took it out and tried tightening it as evenly as I could with just my bare hands. Temps seemed to have dropped a little, but there's lots of factors that go into play here. Not the 10c drop I was hoping for... I guess I didn't botch it up as bad as I thought.
     
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