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Old 06-01-2005, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At idle my xp120 sits around 32*C. At max load it hits about 45. Im thinkin bout watercooling. But all the reviews i am seeing say that the xp120 is as good as most watercooling setups. Any ideas? Im not going vapochill, and i dont feel like using any peltiers.

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I don't think that you're going to get much cooler with air-cooling. I personally think that we are hitting a wall with feasible air-cooling solutions. You should be able to get it cooler with a good water cooling setup, but that's up to you. Are you looking at overclocking more?
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yah i am. Iv tried it with this board, i can do it by fsb, but thats all, not much gain since the athlon 64s are locked. Once i get me a better coolin rig, i will buy an fx cpu. The fx series are not locked, so i can get more out of it from the multipliers
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THe XP-90c (all copper edition) actually cools better than the XP-120. I have read reviews and had first hand experience with both heatsinks. Get the XP-90c.
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Wow, a difference of less than 1 degree celsius. That is not going to solve any cooling problems whatsoever.

http://www.systemcooling.com/images/...p_chart_lg.gif
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Well, he asked if it was the best, and I just gave him a correct awnser.
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He asked for ideas, and suggesting that he buy an xp90c to replace his xp-120 is a dumb idea. But yes, you are technically correct.
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the xp90c and the xp120 are about the same and your right they are as good as alot of watercooling rigs. you could maybes try putting a more powerful fan on, or even stacking 2 on top of each other, that would knock ur temp down alittle.
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stacking fans hmm wouldnt they be pulling the same airflow?
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At idle my xp120 sits around 32*C. At max load it hits about 45.
Hmmm. Quite a big difference between idle and load?
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