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Old February 11, 2014, 09:42 PM
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Apparently, there are differing opinions on what is a good temperature for overclocking. I'm not saying that TEC can't get close to or even dip under ambient temperatures, if you are going to get extreme TEC doesn't cut it. Phase will hold -30C for 24/7 and if you want to get real crazy, a cascade holds -80 to -100C but you double the noise and make it almost impossible to fit into a case of any practical size.

Also a 2500K still doesn't run near as hot as a full 8-thread Ivy or Haswell processor, never mind a hex core.

I must have missed the pot, or you could have best of both worlds!

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Old February 11, 2014, 10:26 PM
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I use to run Phase 24/7 back in 2009....damn 5 yrs ago!

Was fun prepping the MB and CPU for it. Was a nice learning experience.

Lotsa this -

Vaseline in the CPU socket.....use gun cleaner to clean the cpu socket full of Vaseline. Was the only thing that worked really well at cleaning it out. Don't let the Vaseline touch the artist eraser....it gets messy if you do. Eraser virtually turns to goo.

But perhaps things have changed since I last did this.
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Old February 24, 2014, 09:24 PM
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This looks like a wicked project idea then. When this comp I have becomes a dinosaur ill have to turn it into a experiment and try this.
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