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Summer? Overclocking time!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by oceaness, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. oceaness

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    Just got the AC heat duct hooked up to the window and and am now refrigerating my computer room, just got to block the rest of the small window to maximize on efficiency. It’s getting cold in here :eek: :D

    Need to get a couple of better heatsinks for 2 machines both Socket A.
    So what’s the best Socket A CPU cooler?
    Currently looking at 2 ThermalRight SI-97’s (any good?)

    Gentlemen. May the folding continue ;)
     
  2. PhilthyPhil

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    I have an Alpha PAL8045 on my XP2500@2GHz, it's a great cooler, keeps it at about 40C with no case fans.
     
  3. TheTross

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    Dammit, wish I could do something like that. Even with my Thermalright XP-120 + Akasa 120mm fan, temps are hitting 70+ on my LGA775 Preshot. In fact, for the first time ever, my system alarm went off today, which I could only attribute to the CPU hitting 75!*

    *Although that may or may not have been due to the vast amounts of dust on the heatsink :)o). But even after a thorough clean the temps are still hitting 70
     
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  4. Jay_t

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    A/C? You jammy bugger. My rig is making my room hard to sleep in at night :mad:
     
  5. A.N.Other

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    Basically, the SI-97 is the best that money can buy for Socket A. The Gigabyte G-Power Pro is also good, but it's loud at high revs.
     
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  6. oceaness

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    Heh. My main rig I usually have in my bedroom is watercooled.
    When I get it back to my house then I'm going to put the 3x120mm radiator infront of the A/C unit, can't wait to see what temps I get :D

    Meh I'll get a couple of Si-97's then from OcUK :)
    Will also need 2 92mm fans.
    2 Ambers perhaps or will that not be enough?
     
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  7. Raikiri

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    Ambers should be fine.

    All you people whinging about heat and noise... I somehow have a cool running, silent dual core with a 1.1ghz OC :D
     
  8. pastymuncher

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    I had to go to the vets last night and the consultation room was warm, well toasty actually. In the corner on the desk was a crappy Dell P4 system screaming like a bloody Banshee. I have never heard such a noisy pc in my life. I have heard quieter jet engines and i should know as i was an engineer in the Air Force. Bloody ridiculous!! We could hardly hear what the vet was saying over the damn thing.
     
  9. Berserker

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    Probably just full of dustbunnies. My Dual Xeon 2.8GHz Dell isn't bad if I don't load it too hard. On no load it's all but silent, which is pretty good going considering it's three and a half years old. :)
     
  10. Mikey1280

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    Arghh room temp is 28 degrees with all windows open, cpu up to 46 with fan on medium
     
  11. oceaness

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    Vets... Dustbunnies... :D

    I laugh.

    Heh heh.

    One of the two machines currently has an 80mm fan at 5000rpm so it's very very noisy and it's still at about 48C as such I want to replace it.
     
  12. BillytheImpaler

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    I had chipset temp issues a bit ago. I solved it by installing a 4000 RPM Pabst industrial 12 cm fan directly over the critical part of the motherboard. It puts Deltas to shame.
     
  13. Mikey1280

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    Rough cfm/db?
     
  14. BillytheImpaler

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    Umm, WAG here but probably in the neighborhood of 220ish CFM and 60 db.
     
  15. Mikey1280

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    Just for cooling the chipset :p ?
     
  16. BillytheImpaler

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    When yo're at twice the rated FSB, it tends to get a little angry. It's not really the chipset as much as the voltage regualtors in the same neighborhood.