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Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler 72 Watt

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ken257

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
You have a good chance of this working if you use a good HSF with a Delta 38 or better. Although not ideal, Intel cpu's don't put out near the heat of an Athalon. Many times all you need is 5-10C better temps to get a nice OC, not everything always has to be sub-zero. It is definatly worth a shot b4 you goto water.
 

cjtune

Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2000
Check for your CPU's waste heat production with Radiate (in downloads section). Then see whether it is more than 60% of the 72W TEC you have. From most manufacturer spec charts I've seen, TECs seem to have a max. heat removal of about 60% of the input power (when running at Vmax voltage). So, you'll remove a max. of 43.2W with that TEC but to be safe I'd keep a safety margin of about 20% (9W) away from the max so your CPU, at O/C speeds, should not produce more than 34.2W of heat. At these heat loads, you can actually get away without water cooling -just modify an Athlon HSF to fit.