Originally Posted by mus1mus
First time to hear this. Which is kind of thebopposite as what many have been practicing.
Flow, (the speed water moves in an entity) actually improves cooling. But the effect diminishes after a certain point. The faster the water moves, the faster it takes away heat from the block. And results to better cooling.
But regardless, it doesn't really offer too much difference in a loop. Especially for big loops.
Clock the CPU as high as you can within your cooling power. The work on getting the RAM sett-up with a good speed and timings.
2133 9-11-9-27-1T or 1866 9-9-9-27-1T would be hoot for these chips.
I understand the concept of what you're saying and that everyone does but there are a few factors that can result in differences... Size of the cooling block, flow through it, size of tubes used for water transport, size of the radiator and air flow over it, not to mention ambient temps.
I was speaking more in terms of the contact time of the water through the radiator veins. One thing that should be kept in mind is that at higher velocities, water will get turbulent and will become layered and ultimately cause lower heat transfer as the layers will cause insulation disabling the heat transfer. So contact time in the radiator also has it's bare minimum before the airflow and potential heat transfer is being wasted on already cool water.