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January 14, 2005 4:41:16 AM

So i have a p4 3.0E 478 on an abit ic7 max3, now i am aware this is a hot chip and a fairly hot board, but my idle temps are around 60-65 and if im encoding video it can get as sick as 80C I know the prescott runs a lil hot but that seems crazy to me. I have the voltage set to 1.3875 cause thats what i read, some reason after i cleared my bios it tried to run my processor at 1.2875 and that makes my abit eq go psycho. I have 4 case fans and its still this high, so ive decided if i ever want to oc this thing im gonna need liquid, any opinions on what the best kit is, i dont wanna spend too much more than 200 canadian, i also need ot know how to disable PAT. thanks for any help.

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January 14, 2005 5:16:21 AM

<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&..." target="_new">Read the sticky, which incidently was posted in the correct forum section</A> Thank you.

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January 14, 2005 5:17:58 AM

I agree that danger den is the place. I got my stuff there. Pick and choose or just get a kit.

<A HREF="http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=12&..." target="_new">http://www.dangerdenstore.com/product.php?productid=12&...;/A>

Ironically, that kit is 169 which is almost 200 canuck bucks. It’s a pretty good deal. The maze 4 is a pretty good block, but make no mistake it’s not top of the line. However, the difference between top of the line and the maze 4 is about 3 degrees Celsius. See pro cooling for interactive waterblock results

<A HREF="http://www.procooling.com/html/pro_testing.php" target="_new">http://www.procooling.com/html/pro_testing.php&lt;/A>

<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com&lt;/A> is also a great resource for watercooling.

Dichromatic for your viewing plesure...
January 14, 2005 7:36:34 AM

I think one of those big brass hookas would make a nice reservoir, what do you think?
January 14, 2005 8:26:45 AM

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I read the first paragraph and stopped - I can't stand your writing style.

Odd that you hate the article but yet you refer people to it?? Oh well... everything you need to know about water cooling is in that thread. But if you are looking for some personal oppinions I know that mozzartusm uses watercooling and seems to know alot about it... so send him a PM.
January 14, 2005 9:15:34 AM

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Oh well... everything you need to know about water cooling is in that thread.


My opinion matters not, you said yourself all the information he needs is there

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 14, 2005 8:10:47 PM

You could pm Folken, as he runs a sick liquid cooling setup. He answered all of my questions...his system pics are pretty 'cool'!

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January 14, 2005 10:38:39 PM

Im buying a waterblock for my 9800Pro/XT (maze 4 - is there any better ones before I buy?).

My setup should be pretty sweet then.

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January 14, 2005 11:51:59 PM

Blue lighting.

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January 15, 2005 12:12:50 AM

If you really want to save some money on water cooling then make a system yourself. Its really not that difficult, and I will be happy to guide you through it. You will need to find a good waterblock, other than that you can get the rest of the equipment at a good pet store. Any aquarium pump with a flow adjustment will be cheaper and better than the one you will get with the average water cooling system. If your interested in building one yourself, PM me and I will give you a parts list. I can tell you that other than the Waterblock, the rest of the parts cost around $45.00 - $60.00 US currency. There are many advanteges to building one. The one that stands out to me is the fact that you can cool multiple systems with one pump. I went a little overboard on my latest rig and also purchased a Whirlpool Countertop water chiller. It has a 6 gallon capacity "Hows that for a resivoir" and also cools the water. This means that the water gets cooled through the raidatior and then the water chiller. You can do away with the Radiator and fan altogether if you use a Water chiller, but I use both. My temps are really low, they have dropped under 20C. This cost me an extra $69.00. The original system that I bought was the Thermaltake Bigwater liquid cooling system. It was around $159.00 including shipping, however I saw the same system for $170.00 on the same website "Newegg" today.

If you want to see some impressive photos of a water cooling rig, look at Folkens link.
January 15, 2005 12:48:44 AM

<A HREF="http://store.over-clock.com/GPU_Blocks.html" target="_new">It's the second one down. Not a bad price either</A>

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...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 15, 2005 1:59:31 AM

My chipset block is a maze 4, btw the overexposure of the camera made it look that way. It doesn’t look that way in real life.

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January 15, 2005 2:14:37 AM

I've seen too many corroded systems when aluminum is mixed with copper, even when it’s anodized and corrosion inhibitors are added. They sell them so I’m sure some people have used them successfully. Just something to think about.

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January 15, 2005 2:16:33 AM

wHAT?

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January 15, 2005 3:33:58 AM

Thats is a very informative article, Thanks!
January 17, 2005 4:35:09 AM

<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam..." target="_new">Here's my setup + Maze 4 GPU Block</A>

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 17, 2005 10:12:53 AM

Asetek KT12-L30.
January 18, 2005 2:08:31 AM

Agreed get a new camera. Keep the girlfriend.

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January 18, 2005 5:11:54 AM

Yah, must be the gf, she's screwing the hard, not the floppy drive.
January 18, 2005 9:17:48 AM

hahahahah, Brilliant!

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OK it's your choice:
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...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 18, 2005 9:18:31 AM

Yeah, I was using my phone camera. I'll go get the digi cam.

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OK it's your choice:
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January 18, 2005 9:45:30 AM

Hi all,

Heres my little set up: <A HREF="http://modtown.co.uk/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=4&t=3419&..." target="_new">My Rig pictures on another Forum</A>

spec is in my sig on that site.

Tim

<font color=blue>Its winter now... So how come my CPU temp is still </font color=blue><b><font color=red>55C</font color=red></b>
January 18, 2005 10:15:16 AM
January 18, 2005 10:16:21 AM

another forum?! - but...but, this is the only forum :eek: 

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 18, 2005 10:49:26 AM

M8, your photography skills suck ass.
January 18, 2005 10:55:00 AM

It's the camera.

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 18, 2005 10:55:43 AM

..anyway - what kind of pictures are wanting? CPU block? Rad? ...

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 18, 2005 6:34:13 PM

They are just really really blurry. What res are you using?
January 18, 2005 8:34:03 PM

I noticed the bottle of Jack Daniels in the pic. Where im from, only people that are a little rough around the edges drink Jack Daniels :eek: 
January 18, 2005 8:55:09 PM

LOL! It's just the bottle, I hate Whiskey. We finished a bottle at work, and so I thought I'd take it home with me to be cool. As you can see, it definatly worked! :lol: 

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 18, 2005 9:18:29 PM

I was starting to think you were ROWDY :smile:
January 19, 2005 4:14:06 AM

I thought he was using that name to make everyone think that he wasnt a Hell raiser! So do you think that Ned is a model citizen? :smile:
January 19, 2005 4:26:54 AM

I drink
I party
I stay up late
I get up late
I don't smoke
I don't do drugs
I don't kill people

I'm THE model Citizen! :lol: 

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 19, 2005 6:19:05 AM

Man we got off the orginal subject of this post. I just read it again and noticed that your temps are that high even running at stock speed. Something has got to be wrong here. I have a system with a 3.0E and even while OC'd to 3.5 and under load it doesnt get as hot as yours. How long have you had this system. Im thinking that your not making good contact with your Heatsink.
January 19, 2005 7:02:17 AM

No I'm not religious.

LOL, and why doesn't Muslim count?

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OK it's your choice:
You can have the boat, or you can have the Mystery Box!
...Hey wait a minute! A boat's a boat, but a Mystery Box could be anything. It could even be a boat
January 19, 2005 8:32:44 AM

Thanks Wusy,

Took alot of messing around to get it how I wanted it but in the end I was very glad with how it turned out :D 

Tim

<font color=blue>Its winter now... So how come my CPU temp is still </font color=blue><b><font color=red>55C</font color=red></b>
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