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When does air cooling become a limiting factor?

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September 15, 2006 10:32:14 PM

Clue is in the title. At what point does air cooling become a limiting factor?

I'm not talking about extreme OC's that people do just one off to see how high they can go, I'm talking about something that you'll use 24/7. At which stage in an everyday sort of OC do you really need liquid over air?

(Not a rant against liquid cooling btw, I'm just curious. My only foray into overclocking is my Sempron in my sig - I got thinking about the whole liquid vs. air thing because my CPU with a 40% overclock produces only 23-26 degrees under full load)

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September 16, 2006 12:24:05 AM

Simple answer.
When the owner can not afford better means of heat removal or enjoy a noisy rig. :lol: 
September 16, 2006 12:26:50 AM

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Clue is in the title. At what point does air cooling become a limiting factor?

When the working temperature can damage the CPU or the system is unstable.
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