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a b K Overclocking
November 22, 2000 5:00:34 PM

i just finished my 1.1 gig tbird. also got hercules geforce 2 ultra. whats the absolute best way to cool it? i heard a platinum orb for the processor, and a golden orb for gf2u

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November 22, 2000 6:22:48 PM

The <b>best</b> way would be water-cooling, peltier/water-cooling, or a vapor-phase refrigeration system like kryotech. Any of these methods will make your CPU overclock a lot better than an air-cooler. Down with air-coolers :) 
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
November 22, 2000 8:08:51 PM

ok, well which of the 3. and u have any brand names and places to get them at.
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November 22, 2000 9:07:29 PM

Water-cooling is the easiest of the three, and probably enough for what most anyone would need. It will keep your T-Bird running just a few degrees above ambient temp. There are a lot of places that sell water-cooling kits. There are a lot more, I just can't think of any right now.
<A HREF="http://www.senfu.com/" target="_new">http://www.senfu.com/&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.swiftnets.com/" target="_new">http://www.swiftnets.com/&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.3dcool.com/aquastealth.shtml" target="_new">http://www.3dcool.com/aquastealth.shtml&lt;/A>

If you don't know much about peltiers then I wouldn't even consider using one yet. You can really damage your CPU, and /or your power supply.

If you have the money to spend on it, then vapor phase is probably the best. This can get your processor to about -20C. Even an Athlon.I only know of two companies that make kits. Aztech's Vapochill kit sells for about $650.
<A HREF="http://www.kryotech.com/" target="_new">http://www.kryotech.com/&lt;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.asetek.dk/" target="_new">http://www.asetek.dk/&lt;/A>

Read up on it and decide for yourself what you want to do.
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
November 22, 2000 10:35:09 PM

Your senfu address seems to lead to some crappy pokemon websites... :wink:

If you dont't want to invest a fortune, and don't want to spends hours on the net learning how to use peltiers or water cooling systems, you can just get a good heatsink.
I would suggest you Alphas, or the Hedgehog. You'll might want to use a Blue ord for you video card. They are the best , and the most expensive coolers available.
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