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Goober35
12-16-2004, 04:48
Just want to know if anyone has a watercooled comput here and what parts you have. Any pics. I am working on cooling mine off. I can add and add MHz but it just gets to damn hot and shuts down. Need to keep it cool. Trying to break 4000 points on my AMD 2500+ 1.8 ghz got it set to 3200+ 2.3 but it is not stable just to damn hot.

IndyGunFreak
12-16-2004, 07:09
Are you sure its crashing due to heat?

Overclocking a processor, can cause some stability problems. I'm not real familiar with the nuances of overclocking, as I've never saw the need, I just buy a faster processor. :)

Best wishes
IGF

blacknet
12-16-2004, 08:17
Hello,

Yes I have ran several setups. The on on my website under computer stuff is a thermaltake unit which I do NOT recomend. xoxide has some super nice stuff and it's the overclockers hangout. I currently have a chevette heater core with a 120mm fan on it with 3/8" piping, she runs like 5F above ambient.

Ed

gwalchmai
12-16-2004, 14:54
Water cooling - how trite. Look at this (http://www.geoskd.com/Leviathan/welcome.html) for an idea.

bachchoy
12-16-2004, 15:07
http://image.alienware.com/Images/product_detail_page_images/area-51_alx/hdr_shot_alx51.jpg

I wish!;Q

hwyhobo
12-16-2004, 15:54
Why not just use an old refrigerator? Would that be too simple? ;)

Deathwind
12-16-2004, 17:55
Check out the ProCooling Pro/Forums (http://forums.procooling.com/), OCForums (http://www.ocforums.com/), and The Extreme Overclocking Forums (http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/).

And yes, processors are usually clocked the way they are for a reason, and if you take them far enough they'll be unstable no matter how good your cooling is.

mrdoright04/05
12-16-2004, 19:02
Water? ;P I know a guy with 6 fans and alot of lights.:cool:

fastvfr
12-17-2004, 02:51
Originally posted by Goober35
Just want to know if anyone has a watercooled comput here and what parts you have. Any pics. I am working on cooling mine off. I can add and add MHz but it just gets to damn hot and shuts down. Need to keep it cool. Trying to break 4000 points on my AMD 2500+ 1.8 ghz got it set to 3200+ 2.3 but it is not stable just to damn hot.

I have built up several of them for clients, but there will always be another weak link in the chain, no matter how many you remove. Corsair makes some decent kits.

Are you running your RAM on a divider? If it is in a 1:1 ratio, chances are you are going to need to either go to a divider or loosen your RAM timings to get the FSB up any higher.

Also, have you disabled Spread Spectrum? Are the AGP/PCI frequencies locked?

These three things are the most common OC spoilers in existence. If you feel the need, get some better fans for the case and a better CPU HS along with an active MCH heatsink before you decide watercooling is the way to go.

Typically, OCing is a waste of money, time and good components. If you aren't happy with your current PC, buy the parts for a top-flight rig one at a time, then when the parts are all present and accounted for, build the new one and sell the old one.

Liquid cooling will allow a higher OC, that is true. And while you are at it the MOSFETs, the ICH, the MCH, the RAM and the cards are all being cooked to a turn.

It usually isn't worth the extra 5 or ten frames a second in Far Cry, my man. As Indy said, just upgrade rather than risk blowing your PC up.

BTW, were you trying to get that 2500+ over 4GHz, by any chance? What '4000 points' were you referring to?! 4000+?!? I assure you that, even on water, hell, even on PHASE CHANGE cooling, you'll never get another 1700MHz out of that thing unless it is a one-in-a-billion Super-CPU!!!

And if it is just shutting off, you are probably either overstressing the MOSFETs (board's CPU power circuitry) or the PSU can't keep up with the demand.

What PSU are you running? Does it's housing get really hot when you have been running for a while?

gwalchmai
12-17-2004, 07:35
Originally posted by fastvfr
Typically, OCing is a waste of money, time and good components. If you aren't happy with your current PC, buy the parts for a top-flight rig one at a time, then when the parts are all present and accounted for, build the new one and sell the old one. How very refreshing! You'll no doubt get flamed by many, but I think that makes good sense.