VapoChill Puts a Pentium 4 with 800 MHz FSB within Reach

Installing The VapoChill System, Continued

The last insulating pad should be inserted into the frame in such a fashion that the cable in the case is pointing upwards (towards the ChillControl). You can see from the smears of white thermal grease that we are re-using an insulating pad in this picture.

We’re almost done. Now, we have to cover the entire surface of the CPU with a thin layer of thermal grease. Or, for Athlon XPs and Pentium IIIs, just the CPU die.

Next, you can place the evaporator on the processor. We highly recommend carefully studying the extensive, easy-to-read manual, as it provides valuable tips on installation. For example, you should determine the exact position of the evaporators in advance and then "bend" it with the module at the right point. That greatly reduces the effort of introducing the fastening screws and also ensures that the evaporator will be seated flat against the processor surface. Take plenty of time for the entire process.

The fastening screws should be tight enough to keep the evaporator from moving when you nudge it a little with your finger. You can use the screws as a rough guide : they should stick out about 2-4 mm from the underside of the stay bars.

How We Tested

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ProcessorsIntel Pentium 4 - 2.26 GHzIntel Pentium 4 - 3.06 GHz
Motherboard & System MemoryAsus P4G8X, Intel 7205 Chipset2x 256 MB Corsair Micro DDR400, CL2
HarddiskIBM DeskStar 180 GXP7.200 U/Min, 8 MB Cache
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti4200 128 MB
Network Card3COM 3C905TX-B
Drivers & Software
IDE/AGP DriverIntel Application Accelerator 2.3
Graphics DriverDetonator 4 Serie V41.09
DirectX Version9.0
Operating SystemWindows 2000 Professional Service Pack 3
Quake III ArenaRetail VersionBenchmark using ’DEMO001’
Unreal Tournament 2003Demo Version Benchmark
Comanche 4Demo Version Benchmark
SYSmark 2002Internet Content CreationOffice Application Performance
LameLame 3.89
MPEG4 EncodingXMPEG 4.5DivX 5.02720x576 Pixel, 25 fpsno Audio
WinACEV2.04, 178 MB Wave-Date, Best Compression, Dictonary 4096 kB
Synthetical BenchmarksPCMark 2002SiSoft Sandra 2003 Pro
3DStudio MaxVersion 5.1Dragon Scene1280x1024x32