PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

 

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

The Relationship Between Overclocking and Cooling

The Relationship Between Overclocking and Cooling  - PCSTATS
Abstract: As enthusiasts attempt to reach higher clock speeds, there will eventually come a time when the temperature of the processor, memory, or some other electrical component becomes the limiting factor.
Filed under: Cooling / Heatsinks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: PCStats May 13 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Cooling / Heatsinks > PCStats

Overclocking Results - Watercooling

With watercooling, the Pentium 4 2.4C CPU was pushed a little further than the air cooling tests, maxing out a very nice final speed of 3.82 GHz, while maintaining 100% stability! On air cooling, this same processor was overclockable to 3.6GHz.

Operating temperatures for the processor hovered around the 37 degrees Celsius mark, rising to 46 degrees under load. Increasing the CPU voltage did not net us any increase in overclockability.

The biggest obstacle to watercooling is the high initial investment in parts. Watercooling is an investment in cooling, and will pay off in the long run as the systems can be carried forward to future processors, or platforms without too much hassle.

If you decide to convert your computer to watercooling, you have two options, you can go the "do it yourself" route, or just buy a pre-made kit from any number of vendors. Expect to spend at least $300-400 CDN to watercool the CPU, and more if you want to watercool other parts of your PC like the northbridge or videocard GPU.

After the initial investment, adapting your pre-built, or DIY waterblock for future processors and platforms is is pretty inexpensive. Of course, along with the added cooling potential of liquid cooling a processor, comes a big benefit in the sound department. For anyone who is sound sensitive, you will be happy to hear that the PC is substantially quieter with a lone, or even a few 120mm fans, than even one 80mm Tornado fan!

There's more to watercooling than liquid cooling, many enthusiast use TEC's and water chillers with a watercooling loop too, but this is beyond the scope of this article... But if you can augment the fluid temperature to below ambient levels, you can expect your overclocking results to perform between standard watercooling and what's coming up next....

< Previous Page © 2017 PCSTATS.com Next Page >

 

Contents of Article: PCStats
 Pg 1.  The Relationship Between Overclocking and Cooling
 Pg 2.  Heatsinks and Air Cooling
 Pg 3.  Watercooling just works better
 Pg 4.  — Overclocking Results - Watercooling
 Pg 5.  Overclocking with Phase Change Cooling
 Pg 6.  Overclocking Results - Phase Change Cooling
 Pg 7.  Choosing the right Cooling System

SEARCH PCSTATS 
Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?
   12 / 18 / 2017 | 1:48PM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2017 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.