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Here is an interesting review with quads.

They have a QX9770 running at 4ghz with load temps at 67C

The second pic i attached is my load temps with the thermalright SI-128 SE (not as good as the TRUE)

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....d=546&pageid=7

The fact that they compared it to an AC7 Pro (and defined the pro as "a high specification air cooler", lol) is pretty pathetic. The AC7 is decent with dual cores but cannot compete with Tuniq, big Typhoon, TRUE, SI-128 etc. Even the stock heatpipe cooler that came with my QX9650 gave me better results (I have an AC7 on my kids cpu).


You will note in my pic below (my quad at 4ghz) that my load temps were far lower than 67C posted by the Elite at the same overclock....

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Sounds good Note that if you just tried to run Prime95 with that cpu at only 3.6Ghz and 1.41v, I would bet my left foot the cpu and heat is not the culprit, possibly another components on the board or ram, who knows, just guessing. Maybe the block isn't seated well enough? I had to fuss with mine and reseat it properly to make sure good contact was being made, it was a bit of a pain to get it right. Above 3.6Ghz on a q6600 is where it would get really interesting. That should be a no brainer to cool with most high end Air coolers as well stable with prime95 so keep messing around maybe drop Ram to lowest setting to eliminate it as well.

We could post reviews all day long so I will renag on my hardware canuck review just for your sake.

http://www.nordichardware.com/Review...&skrivelse=520
where are these guys from? If they're Canadian and west coast I'll go crawl back into my hole and enjoy my Coolit by myself

Lol, they are canadian too (vancouver).

I read that review also. The issue here is that they only tested a dual core chip. I actually owned the X6800 (attached is a pic with the cpu at 3.46, the closest I have to the 3.5 they tested their chip at).

Their load temps at high fan speed were impressive (although its too loud to be practical). My temps below are with a Thermalright 120 (the older non ultra extreme model).


Not trying to ruin your day but I did a fair bit of research on the CoolIT products as I build high end custom rigs for customers here in Canada. Didn't take me long to see that they were not worth the huge price premium.

Now, I do know how to build a custom TEC setup that will blow any air cooler away but its much more complex.
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Here is an interesting review with quads.

They have a QX9770 running at 4ghz with load temps at 67C

The second pic i attached is my load temps with the thermalright SI-128 SE (not as good as the TRUE)

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....d=546&pageid=7

The fact that they compared it to an AC7 Pro (and defined the pro as "a high specification air cooler", lol) is pretty pathetic. The AC7 is decent with dual cores but cannot compete with Tuniq, big Typhoon, TRUE, SI-128 etc. Even the stock heatpipe cooler that came with my QX9650 gave me better results (I have an AC7 on my kids cpu).

You will note in my pic below (my quad at 4ghz) that my load temps were far lower than 67C posted by the Elite at the same overclock....
I have to agree with Robilar, I loved the simplicity of the Freezone, but the performance was just about the same as a nice air cooler. It looks cooler though, in my opinion. Like i said, i would not have even bothered getting it, if it was not a good deal. I have seen them going for 200+ for the standard unit. Crazy. I have seen a lot of contradicting reviews on it. I am glad that i have moved to a w/c loop.
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Lol, they are canadian too (vancouver).

I read that review also. The issue here is that they only tested a dual core chip. I actually owned the X6800 (attached is a pic with the cpu at 3.46, the closest I have to the 3.5 they tested their chip at).

Their load temps at high fan speed were impressive (although its too loud to be practical). My temps below are with a Thermalright 120 (the older non ultra extreme model).


Not trying to ruin your day but I did a fair bit of research on the CoolIT products as I build high end custom rigs for customers here in Canada. Didn't take me long to see that they were not worth the huge price premium.

Now, I do know how to build a custom TEC setup that will blow any air cooler away but its much more complex.
I was wondering what you did. You always have new toys....
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I have a reseller license so I get parts at cost. Plus, I order quantities (usually if you buy 5 motherboards of the same model for example, you get about 10% off the total) so I tend to order myself an extra to play with and then sell when I get itchy again
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Then I will fair to say my experience with 2 air coolers being the TRUE lapped and a Zalman 9700 could not produce or create a stable environment via Prime95 at anything near 3.9Ghz like the Coolit I am running now is. I've had nothing but great results after a bit of fussing around with it than those air coolers. Maybe I have money to burn but I really like this unit and it's performance. Real world performance is always different from reviews on paper. Call Coolit and ask for a demo unit to test, try it for yourself with your experience you could probably set that up quite nicely. Maybe I'm just having great luck with this.
Hey Toronto Fella !!! Just noticed
I could have called you to build a custom TEC or WC setup then eh, I'll know for next time, you're just down the road from me.
If you're a Leafs fan...You're Fired !!
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Montreal Canadians fan actually

The CoolIT products are a great concept. They are simply overpriced.

If you look at the Ultra Chilltech for example, its decent and sells for about $150.

If they brought the products down to the $100 - $150 range, I would have less issues with them.

At the premium they are running for though, you simply don't get your money worth.


Incidently, have you tried adding active cooling on the NB of the Rampage?

I built a system with the board recently (great board btw) but had stability issues with a Q6700. Modded a 60mm fan onto the NB area (the thermaltake model), and had no trouble with 3.8 on air stable. afterwards.
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If Robilar wants a test unit, i would gladly send my standard Freezone to him for it. Also, Rob, i hate you so much. I wish i could just give in every time I get the itch for an upgrade.
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Montreal Canadians fan actually

The CoolIT products are a great concept. They are simply overpriced.

If you look at the Ultra Chilltech for example, its decent and sells for about $150.

If they brought the products down to the $100 - $150 range, I would have less issues with them.

At the premium they are running for though, you simply don't get your money worth.
i got mine for 100.00, so i was not too worried with testing it out.
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