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Asetek's Vapochill LightSpeed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Iceman, 7 Jul 2004.

  1. Iceman

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    LightSpeed Review

    Asetek's latest and greatest cooling solution. See what you think :)
     
  2. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    what do you mean by 'pin rot'?
     
  3. Iceman

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    With sub zero temps you get condensation produced. This will find its way into the little holes in the CPU socket unless you fill it with the compound. Over time the condensation eats away at the copper pins causing discolouration and eventually corrodes so much that they just fall off.

    Following the correct procedures however will prevent this from happening at all :)

    Edit to say, this doesn't just apply to sub zero temperatures, more any temperature below the ambient.
     
  4. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    i thought that but i wasn't sure.thanks :thumb:
     
  5. Carbon

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    Looks Cool :hip:

    but £500 is alot :(
     
  6. LiquidGUI

    LiquidGUI What's a Dremel?

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    Thats an awfully good system.
    But then again it is awfully expensive.
     
  7. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    Have to agree
     
  8. chiyau

    chiyau What's a Dremel?

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    nice review Iceman :)

    the problem with the Lightspeed is that its optimised for 240W cooling which current cpus do do even come close to generating, if they tweaked it to 200W cooling then you will get even better temps.

    btw.. how loud the the compressor?
     
  9. Piratetaco

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    wouldn't it cool sub 240w cpus even better since they don't make as much heat?
     
  10. Tim S

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    It's to do with the length of a number of components inside the system, such as capillary tubes and the actual gas being used. With processors that don't give off quite so much heat, you don't get optimum performance. From my understanding of phase change cooling, you don't automatically get better performance from running the system under specification with a processor that doesn't give off the optimised heat that the system is designed for.
     
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