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modding a zalman for beter surface area

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here is what i have done so far i have a special shrouded delta fan blowing at and across my ram through the flower shape of the older zalman heatsync. but as always i am an nut for lower temps

26 15 (cpu then core) at no load at full load it spikes to 46 37 as the delta winds up then drops to about 43

as i just enjoy having something to toy with in my spare time.

anyone know of any more mods that can be done

i am thinking of removing the cooler and building a custom aluminum bracket to allow the cooler to be tighter

also thinking of using thermal paste to joining the heat pipes on the plate as i do not have the aluminum cover that is supposed to be there

but i also wondered if it was possible to maybe add more fins or extend the ones that are there maybe make my own and double the amount? how i would attach is beyond me at this point.

also wondering just how hard it would be to make your own heat pipe i dont see why you couldn't make one that's bigger and better the only thing i dont know is the fluid they use inside. price asside
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If you want colder temps, you should go liquid. Attempting to modify the metallurgical structure of a HSF isn't going to end well without proper knowledge of engineering heat transfer and precise equipment.

Save yourself a ton of hassle and watercool, imo.
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watercooling is great but there is no room for innovation and that's what i enjoy innovation. are we all headed to water cooling? is that the only way to go? i understand its a phase change system. but so what. as far as people that have done it.

http://www.benchtest.com/heat_pipe1.html

this guy made a few to some degree of success simply adding more fins would drop temperature easily on my current sink its not going to be that bad
Edited by Trooper1881 - 3/28/11 at 7:11pm
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WOW after simple Google and a hour of reading not only do i think its possible to build a home heat pipe system i believe that it is possible to build a custom sink that would be far more efficient then the zalman cooler i have now downsides are that i would have to build it as part of my case (so what) and that it would be massive (this is overclock) only downsides are that i do not own the tools necessary however i do believe that i can get a hold of them easily at my local auto parts store.

I will keep you updated
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