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Old 10-11-2004, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellow modders and overclockers ... i need to know how cold a CPU can get ...i always thought ...the colder the better...but i was never sure ..and would officialy like to know....

Ex. 19.5C is the lowest ive had my CPU go.. Not over clocked or anything. is that too low ..or lower the better?.. CPU specs below

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800Mhz Front side bus northbridge
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There was a thread in the hardware section of some one ocing their pentinum to 5ghz and cooling it with liquid nitrogen. I really dont think there is a too cold temp for chips.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the cooler the better, greats temps, what kinda water cooling are you using?
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah it was toms hardware guide that used liquid nitrogen, -191C I believe the CPU was but there was frost crystals on it which aren't good lol. Motherboard monitor has an alarm for a 'too cold' temperature, but there really is no such thing. Phase change cooling gets your CPU and NB down to like -45 degrees and that in no way hurts your system.
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as cool as you can get it without frost seems good to me.
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah i figured ..condensation would be very bad ...and i care about my comp ..more so then other things..

my cooling system is very simple .. i use 2 exhaust fans and 2 intake fans (there all only 2500 RPM ..so there not loud at all) CPU Fan is a ThermalTake Spark 7+ hooked up to my Cooler Master Aerogate II..i keep it at about 3000 RPMs..its all about the air pressure inside your case ...But the thing the cools the cpu the most is my custom ventilation system .. that blows 32F air stright into the cpu fan....works like a charm and is very quite.
I havent pushed it full strenght (blowing 25F onto the cpu) yet cause i didnt want to freeze my cpu .... but since these response.. i'll give it a shot...heheh

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Yea Cooler is much better. I had an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton(1.92) running at 2.3(3200+) and it didnt move from 47degC.! All i had was a Thermaltake 11 Xasier edition.
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just got my 35w 2400+ XP-M up from 1.8GHz to 2.5 and it's running 33C Idle right now
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I got my celeron running at 3C @ 3.24GHz
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What are you using to cool it Musjunk22?
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