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Americool 72watt Peltier

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IRONMAN

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For those who run thermoelectric coolers, is this statement correct? "Just imagine your cpu at a cool 20c! With a peltier it is done all the time!" I am currently running @146FSB, and 39 degrees. Although, I have not done any hardcore overclocking, yet. I have thought about water cooling, and there is such a large price difference between the two. Will the thermoelectric coolers do the job, or go with the water coolers?
 

KingB

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You need a way to cool the hot side of the thermo electric cooler (more commonly called a Petier here in the forums).

The peltier is a two sided plate that uses electricty to transfer the heat from one side to the other. thereby cooling the CPU with the cool side and requiring a way of dissipating heat from the warm side.

At 70 watts you may be able to achieve the peltier cooling with air. However, any higher wattage, and the peltier will actually need water cooling to effectively cool the hot side of the peltier.

Most people use peltiers oner 156 watts to achieve effective die cooling and water cooling for the peltier.

edit: Just noticed your using an XP 1700. You would definitely need a higher wattage peltier for effective cooling.
 

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Kingb is right. We have a fellow here by the name of Donny Paycheck who was/is cooling a xp1600 with an 80 watt pelt air cooled at 1.7. He cannot however go up anymore as the heat overcomes the pelt. You are already starting off at a higher speed. Maybe, just maybe it will hold it at stock speed but no more. You will have to go larger on the pelt and this will require better cooling (i.e. water). Might work well on a vid card though.
 

Tecumseh

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IRONMAN, have you read the peltier articles that can be
accessed from the front page? It's a good start.
 
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IRONMAN

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I will read the peltier articles from the front page. You all have been very helpful, thank you.
 

soil

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mind you, the heat is not your arch-enemy, it's the dew, when you think you begin to get rid of the heat, the water molecules in th air began to condense...:rolleyes:
 

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soil said:
mind you, the heat is not your arch-enemy, it's the dew, when you think you begin to get rid of the heat, the water molecules in th air began to condense...:rolleyes:

All toooo true. Will be playing with this in the next couple of weeks myself.
 

Haddy

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unless ur gona go [H]ard and oc ur processor alot theres really no reason to use a tec (aka peliter)....what 90% of most tec users use watercooling to cool the hot side of the processor..air just doesnt have enough heat transfer to be able to handle anything above an 80w tec......usualy watercooling alone is suffeciant unless u overclock alot,.......
 

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Boiling water here. T-bird has been up to 2.35v and let us say she gets just a tad warm...so to speak:D