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Xerka

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Jan 3, 2001
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Colorado
I have a 118watt peltier on my [email protected] When I leave it at idle it drops down to 5celcius. When I am playing game it goes up to 35-37. This temp is from my hardware monitor on my IWILL KK266. Does this sound right? I thought my comp would be gettting alot cooler than that with a water cooled 118watt peltier system. ?, comments drop me a note thanks.
 

Fink

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Dec 18, 2000
Sounds normal to me.

On the peltier side of things, sounds like you need to tweak the voltage a bit to optimize efficency.
 

Tomsawyer

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Jan 5, 2001
A pelt cooled system climbing 30 degrees? Are you sure your pelt is not being overwhelmed by the heat?
 

surlyjoe

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Dec 27, 2000
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most likely your not using the recommended voltage to power it ,,if its a 17v peltier and your running it off your 12v PSU ,,its really working more like a 72w then a 117w ,,even a 15w running at 12 loses alot of its punch
 

proze

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Dec 22, 2000
Location
Pretoria, RSA
i had very similar results, xerka. running the pelt off a 12v supply really kills it.. and it struggles to deal with a high-end amds heat. i'm back to plain watercooling, and am going to use the 118w pelt as a chiller when i get the energy and time.