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downhill
12-16-00, 08:25 AM
I just ran into this article and thought a few people here would find it interesting!

Click here for the peltier article. (http://pcmech.com/article.htm?peltier)

John
12-16-00, 08:48 AM
yea, they are very cool http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

I have some from www.overclockershideout.com (http://www.overclockershideout.com) - they are 80w peltiers.

freckmoto
12-16-00, 10:21 AM
John, were they hard to set up? And are they dangerous?

Freckmoto

freckmoto
12-16-00, 10:30 AM
Also, to watercool, Do I have to mod my case for the radiator?

Hell_Yes
12-16-00, 12:55 PM
I have a petier with a large aluminum sink and three fans on it. It did not keep my p3-800@892 any cooler than the stock fan. I used artic silver... No diff. It unit works off the chip.. gets pretty chilly in fact. I think the bugger needs more heat sink area... The heatsink gets smokin' hot.

shant,
david

freckmoto
12-16-00, 03:47 PM
Really, thats odd.

Freckmoto

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John
12-16-00, 03:59 PM
A peltier CAN be dangerous:

1. if you put it on backwards (as some have done)


2. if it gets too cold and starts to form condensation, which can cause some damage if it drips in the wrong places.

freckmoto
12-16-00, 04:47 PM
Ok, I have a duron w/ a nice heatsink and fan. I know I need a coldplate if i want to use a peltier, but how would it work? How would I assemble all the different pieces? In which order would they be stacked, so to speak?

Thanks,

Freckmoto

Hell_Yes
12-17-00, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by John:
A peltier CAN be dangerous:

1. if you put it on backwards (as some have done)


2. if it gets too cold and starts to form condensation, which can cause some damage if it drips in the wrong places.



Wow, I can't imagine anyone putting it on backward... Doncha think they would test it first... My came with the heatsink attached

bug
12-17-00, 11:08 PM
murphy's law-

anything than can, will....heh!