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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
The TRUE will cool your components much much better than a "down draft" cooler.

The review I read on the gemini 2x 120mm cooler found that there was actually zero - negligible effect on temps for the surrounding area as there just isn't that much airflow leaving a fan once it passes through a heatsink.

A TRUE should help cool your chipset a little at the very least, though what will ultimately matter is how powerful a fan you put on it.
Were those tests done in an open-air environment? What sort of case was used if it wasn't open-air? Did the motherboard used have heatsinks over the MOSFETs, or were they bare?

When I switched from the Freezer 7 Pro to the SI-128 SE my chipset temperatures dropped ~5c. That's a pretty significant gain. When I switched my case from the Gigabyte 3D Aurora to the Cooler Master RC690 and added a fan over the CPU area, I dropped another ~3c or so. My motherboard was also able to hold a higher bus speed, my E6600 is now running at 3.2GHz rock-solid after 12 hours of Prime95 with both large and small FFT's, while my record was 12 hours Prime95 stable at 2.9GHz.
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