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post #1 of 10
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I have been thinking about this question for a little while:

What does cooling do besides keeping your pc...well...cool?

Does keeping your PC cool help it's overall performance?
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post #2 of 10
Keeping it hot won't make it perform any better Well keeping it cool doesn't really help it perform better but it let's you overclock more(which leads to better performance) or if you don't overclock, it'll make you're proccessor last a bit longer.
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Ye instead of 100 years it would live 150 maybe...
But if say u have a pentium 4 3.0 ghz... with good cooling you can take it up to 4 ghz... with water cooling like 4.3 with phase change... 5+ ghz. At those speeds, ur performance increases drasticly. But the more u overclock, the higher ur temperatures and therefore the more unstable your overclock is. If you cool it to normal temps, ur cpu wont melt and ull get a high overclock. Therefore you do get better performance, but not by just sticking a brand spanking new heatsink on your cpu.
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Both helpful. +REP
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Originally Posted by n-sanity
Ye instead of 100 years it would live 150 maybe...
But if say u have a pentium 4 3.0 ghz... with good cooling you can take it up to 4 ghz... with water cooling like 4.3 with phase change... 5+ ghz. At those speeds, ur performance increases drasticly. But the more u overclock, the higher ur temperatures and therefore the more unstable your overclock is. If you cool it to normal temps, ur cpu wont melt and ull get a high overclock. Therefore you do get better performance, but not by just sticking a brand spanking new heatsink on your cpu.
5 ghz on a 3 ghz P4? Unlikely.. Maybe with very higher-end phase change units.. But not just -30C phase change units.. Adas cant even get 5.0 stable with his 3.6.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Jori
5 ghz on a 3 ghz P4? Unlikely.. Maybe with very higher-end phase change units.. But not just -30C phase change units.. Adas cant even get 5.0 stable with his 3.6.
I think you missed the point...
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post #7 of 10
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I understood the point anyways. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
I think you missed the point...
Nah, point was establised. Was simply correcting .
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lol jori always corrects false statements... hes pretty sharp ya know

jori you should get an award for fixing everything.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ares545
lol jori always corrects false statements... hes pretty sharp ya know

jori you should get an award for fixing everything.
"Jori the forum whore, can he correct, Jori the forum whore YES HE CAN..... NOOB"
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