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Any one with a water cooled computer here.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Goober35, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Goober35

    Goober35 1911 member.

    Nov 29, 2004
    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.
  2. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    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

  3. blacknet


    Oct 26, 2001
    columbus, GA

    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 5°F above ambient.

  4. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Water cooling - how trite. Look at this for an idea.
  5. hwyhobo


    Jun 3, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Why not just use an old refrigerator? Would that be too simple? ;)
  6. Deathwind


    Aug 13, 2002
    In my pants
  7. Water? ;P I know a guy with 6 fans and alot of lights.:cool:
  8. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    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?
  9. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    How very refreshing! You'll no doubt get flamed by many, but I think that makes good sense.