[mythtv-users] Fans, or cooling video cards

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 7 19:59:04 UTC 2009


On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:25:52PM +0000, Ian Clark wrote:
> 2009/1/7 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
> [snip]
> > Water cooling adds complexity and potential problems that are best avoided if
> > at all possible.
> >
> Amen to that! It always amazes me that most people are so blasť about
> putting water and expensive electronics together!
> 
> > Air cooling is to be preferred, excpet perhaps by gamers to whom complexity is
> > a good thing.
> 
> and lets be honest, most of the time it's bragging rights more than
> actual necessity. If you're running a super overclocked CPU and 2 x2
> GPUs in quad crossfire maybe, but for most people it's overkill and
> potentially more hazzardous.
> 
> Oh, and you have to maintain water cooling too. (Mind you, an
> occasionaly clean of a heatsink doesn't go amis.)
> 
> FWIW I've got a Core2Quad overclocked on air to 3.5g perfectly stably,
> and that can get CPU temps into the 70s sometimes.

    Then I guess I shouldn't worry about my Core2Quad that gets into the
low 60's sometimes when doing multiple (local to disk) transcodes.


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