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How bout a Peltier

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Mar 15, 2001
I'm just pondering about getting a cheap little peltier and putting in between my H/S and CPU.

Is this a good idea?

If so where can I get the best deal on one?


Senior Member
Dec 18, 2000
Klamath Falls Oregon, USA
What cpu and hsf do you have?

I'm not certain about this, but if you get too small of a peltier, it won't be able to move all the heat your cpu is putting out, so your temps will actually go up. If you want to get a peltier, you almost need to go all out with that and a watercooling system.

just my 2 bits...


Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
If you have an AMD this would be a bad idea as they put out to much heat for an air cooled pelt. You would need 1 or 2 large pelts and water cooling. But on a Celeron or P3(puts out far less heat then AMD) you can get away with an 80w pelt, a cold plate and a good HSF. While water would be better you can still get some decent gains on air.


Senior Member
Apr 21, 2001
Durons are ok. A 72 or 80 watter should do the job. Leufkentechnologies.com has some kits available. If your heatsink is good, you should be fine