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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by PyroInc, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. PyroInc New Member

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    what up fellas.

    alright my cpu usually goes up to 54C when I'm running my gaming and what not abd idles at 41C. I dont know if this is high but I dont think that this is low. Anyways I was wondering what the best way of cooling (non water) is. If water cooling is the answer is having it installed a liability because of the water factor?:confused:
  2. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    What's your CPU anyway?
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    Well those temps are pretty high actually and you prolly want to look at a aftermarket CPU cooler, What CPU do you have and what motherboard?
  4. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    If it's an AMD, 54 is OK, a little on the high side, but that max is 65 I believe, so 54 is OK.
  5. vortexkrow New Member

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    Yes thats pretty true.
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    Getting a aftermarket aircooler wont really increase your performance at all, only temps will go down. Only if your overclock your pc.

    Watercooling is only good if you plan on overclocking and its pretty reliable but expense.
  8. PyroInc New Member

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    my 7900's are gtx oc , they come over clocked so would my performance be boosted on video fps if I got that aftermarket cooler?
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    if you oc your cpu (which you should be able to do more effectively with a cooler cpu) then you should see some fps increase (i'm betting most everything is cpu limited with that kind of gfx setup! woohoot!)
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    Only if you overclock your gpu or cpu more, depending on which one your refering to.
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    If you willing to go watercooling, try a peltier module. I use a Swiftech MCW5002 on my rig, get around -7C bootup, max it ever goes with a game running is just under 13C, most games run it around 5-7C.

    My cpu is a AMD64 +4000 Sandy, @3.2 atm, voltage on mobo holding me back a bit

    Edit: Sry, my bad, lol, must b blind or summit, said on ur first post non watercooling :p

    Just to add tho, if u do decide watercooling is ur only option and do go for a pelt, just make sure u use 2 x120mm rads :)
  13. PyroInc New Member

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    holy crap you get negative C lol didn't htink that was possible lol. My main concern is that water will spill on to my motherboard and destroy everything
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    just lot's of bs, it will run in ati chipsets board too
    get a si-128 from thermalright fo a much better cooling than that zalman
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    u do need reasonable case cooling before worrying about the rest.. have u got it..??

    trog
  17. PyroInc New Member

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    I probably gonna go out and buy the antec nine hundred and see where my temps go from there
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    phase non water lol

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