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Can i water cool my CPUs???

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May 11, 2012 1:20:57 AM

hi!! i have a pretty old PC and i was wondering if i could water cool my CPUs?

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CPU: dual xeon 5130 @ 2.00 GHz

PSU: 575 watt non-aftermarket




thanks in advance!

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May 11, 2012 2:20:07 AM

What are the sockets on the motherboard. You should be able to water cool most things, but really old sockets may not support it.
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May 11, 2012 2:27:58 AM

You can always watercool any CPU but that doesn't mean that a cooler for a particular formfactor is easily available. That CPU is on the socket 771 platform and most of those motherboards are custom designed by OEMs such as Dell and HP to use their own cooling solutions, not industry standard ones.

Even so, a lot of server platforms can't be overclocked, and systems with dual CPUs tend to overclock very poorly too. It's probably not even worth it
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May 11, 2012 2:30:47 AM

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May 11, 2012 7:37:12 PM

Pinhedd said:
You can always watercool any CPU but that doesn't mean that a cooler for a particular formfactor is easily available. That CPU is on the socket 771 platform and most of those motherboards are custom designed by OEMs such as Dell and HP to use their own cooling solutions, not industry standard ones.

Even so, a lot of server platforms can't be overclocked, and systems with dual CPUs tend to overclock very poorly too. It's probably not even worth it



thank you for your wonderful advice!!! after thinking it over...i have decided not to water cool but get new video card (gtx 550 ti i know its not the best) and get 16 gb ram (max) and also upgrade my CPUs to dual quad core @ 2.33 GHz!!!!!
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May 12, 2012 5:03:45 PM

zathador114 said:
thank you for your wonderful advice!!! after thinking it over...i have decided not to water cool but get new video card (gtx 550 ti i know its not the best) and get 16 gb ram (max) and also upgrade my CPUs to dual quad core @ 2.33 GHz!!!!!

If you are looking to do thing like game you will want speed, not so many cores. If you plan on video editing or something, go for cores. :) 
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