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Does better cooling mean better performance?


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dan3411

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Does better cooling mean that your system will run better say for instance it i had a water cooler rather than a fan would my pc run faster, without overclocking? :tazz:
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No , it will be the exact same speed, just your parts will last a little longer and you can overclock more performance will remain unchanged.

Edited by warriorscot, 15 January 2006 - 01:29 PM.

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This is only my personal experience. cooler doesn't mean faster unless it was running too hot. on other hand every chip has design to run best at certant temp. and one time I haa my CPU ran too cold and it actually slow the machine down. At this moment, all of my machine are temperature controled at mid range of manufacture design spec. most of the time, the original fan that made for specific CPU that come with the CPU in retail package is enough. To do fine tune, what I do is ad more or take away case fans. But what you shout do is push your machine to the point that you think your would run it at and immediatly check CPU temp as it doing tasks before you decide what to do. I find Intel chips run best when they are at upper mid range.Not faster but Most stable. Have never use AMD so can't tell.

Edited by mcpscomp, 15 January 2006 - 05:51 PM.

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Well it all depends most cpus will run quite happily below 0 degrees C and if you can cool it enough to superconduct the metal then they go like greased lightning, but noone apart from nutter enthusiats and researchers do that kinda thing.
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i have seen a liquid nitrogen cooled computer in a home...it was great...untill the fittings burst...then it was bad..
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lol, nasty stuff liquid nitrogen, real painful if you get it on your hands. Imagine what i could do with a nitro cooling kit 5Ghz on my cpu would be nice to see.
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you know scot...you could run a liquid nitrogen coil through the oil in the oil filled pc...with a circulator pushing the oil past the coil....that would keep the oil cool
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Ohhh excellente, thats goin on me list of stuff to try, although the liquid nitrogen would freeze the oil which would be good and bad.
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unless you find a nonconductive viscous fluid that will not freeze
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Not may of those around, liquid nitrogen is about as cold as something can get, it would have to actually be a gas at room temperature or close to it in order to fulfil that criteria. but if it exists im sure i could make some now.
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lmao, i thought i had crazy ideas putting mine in a fridge
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Oh i had that one, i was gonna turn mine into a fridge, still might i was thinking reverse cooling, cool the underside of the mobo using the same heat exchanger system as in a fridge, and then if i was lucky it would keep my beer cool at lans.
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i have some schematics for using a minifridge for a cooling deviec
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my idea was to put the reservoiur and pump system of a water cooler in the fridge/freezer, there are several issues with this tho, not least that the whole thing could freeze and break to the tune of £150 approx
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just cut the back half of a minifridge off....put an exhaust fan and an intake fan on one side of the case...and slap the remnants of the minifridge onto that side of the machine...it will suck the cold air in and push the hot air out...
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