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As the title says, whats the difference between the 4 sizes? and which one is more effective? thanks
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As the title says, whats the difference between the 4 sizes? and which one is more effective? thanks
Read this by Martin - http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-pressure.html

Scads of information and insight.
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My nozzles should be here tomorrow and I'm going to start with the 5.5 nozzle and see how it goes. I'll lose about .5 in my flow rate with that nozzle, but should gain some cooling also.
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I would try the 3.5mm or 4.5mm (smaller seems to work better)
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For Quads, we should just automatically use the "Quad" nozzle, right? Lol.
    
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For Quads, we should just automatically use the "Quad" nozzle, right? Lol.
Do I really need to answer this for you
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Do I really need to answer this for you
Maybe...

Well now I know for sure. I'll keep it in mind once I get my stuffs.
    
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Wonder what kind of results I would get if I used the Quad nozzle on a x2 processor?
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I had intended to do thermal testing on all the nozzles, but lack of interest and time never got me there.

All I know is the 4.5mm from the kit did worse than my custom nozzle. Not sure how Cathar came up with this, but he had thought 4.7mm would be ideal, I'm also not sure what pump he figured that at.

Purely speculative, but I still think with a standard D5 the 5.5 or 6.3mm nozzle would do the best and that you really need to be running dual pumps or and Iwaki to make the 4.5 do well.

The 3.5mm nozzle is just plain murder on flow rate, I doubt it's ever ideal unless it's a really strong pump and a single core processor.

I also think there is a big difference between dual core and quads. The nozzles help the most at the center of the pin matrix, but hurt velocities of the pins at the exterior. So really small is really not good for quads.

Anyhow...only way to know what best for your particular setup.....Try it out!

My vote is still the 5.5 for a C2D and D5/DDC pump and the quad nozzle for quads. But maybe the quad would do well for a C2D as well??
    
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i went ahead and put the 5.5 on there. thanks everyone for the input
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