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Old 11-20-07, 10:05 AM   #1
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I recently acquired a new coolit eliminator very cheap. I was a little wary about using it on my Q6600 after reading some reviews. From what i have read, the freezone is geared towards quads while the eliminator is better suited for duals. To my surprise, the eliminator works wonders.

I first installed it running at stock speeds (2.4Ghz) and my idle temps were at 13c-15c and load never got past 35c. I bumped my speeds to 8x400 (3.2Ghz) and now my temps are 23c-25c idle and 47c-50c after 2 hours of Prime95.

Did i get lucky here or is the Q6600 G0 that much cooler
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Old 11-20-07, 12:31 PM   #2
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I recently acquired a new coolit eliminator very cheap. I was a little wary about using it on my Q6600 after reading some reviews. From what i have read, the freezone is geared towards quads while the eliminator is better suited for duals. To my surprise, the eliminator works wonders.

I first installed it running at stock speeds (2.4Ghz) and my idle temps were at 13c-15c and load never got past 35c. I bumped my speeds to 8x400 (3.2Ghz) and now my temps are 23c-25c idle and 47c-50c after 2 hours of Prime95.

Did i get lucky here or is the Q6600 G0 that much cooler
That's about spot on. I got a FreeZone, and I get about 30-35 playing Crysis for about an hour...
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Old 11-20-07, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thanks DOC! If i were to run at stock speeds, should i be worried about such low temps (below ambient)? Also, I have a 6850 in my media center pc. I wonder if I swapped chips, how high i could overclock it? Wouldn't that chip run even cooler than the quad?

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According to your sig, we have the same monitor. Do you have any issues with banding? Mine was pretty bad. I noticed the OSD was indicating a refresh rate of 59.7 Hz. With the Nvidia drivers (169.09), I set a custom timing for 1920x1200 and forced the refresh to 60Hz. I verified this with the OSD, then fired up the Nvidia display optimizer. The banding in gradients is no longer as noticeable - still there, but not as pronounced.
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Old 11-20-07, 02:03 PM   #4
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TDP is 130W for the QX6850 and 95W for the Q6600 G0 and 65W for the E6850. No sure if you are talking about the QX6850 or the E6850, you could do the maths.
There is nothing wrong running below ambient temp. Unless you want to use nitrogen cooling, then you would have other problems to take care of.
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Old 11-23-07, 12:21 PM   #5
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Below ambient+high dew point=condensation.

Use something like coretemp or Everest to get an accurate tempurature reading.
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Old 11-23-07, 07:11 PM   #6
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Below ambient+high dew point=condensation.

Use something like coretemp or Everest to get an accurate tempurature reading.
At stock speeds, this is my fear. As long as I stick to my overclock, I should be fine. All my temp readings are from either Coretemp or Everest.

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Old 11-23-07, 07:51 PM   #7
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I believe they are introducing a new Coolit system for Quads. And extreme or elite edition. I am hoping they will help me cool my QX6850. Thanks for the info. I have been reading reviews and it's a hit or a miss with those coolit systems.
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Old 11-24-07, 01:20 AM   #8
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You know, anymore I'm hearing *very positive* feedback about the CoolIT systems. I'm thinking about picking one up for my Opty... and then when I get my E6600 up and going swap it over to that rig. I really want this chip running in the 30s idle and peaking in the 40s, and I'm betting the Eliminator could do just that.

Right now, if I don't use my rig for an extended period of time it'll "idle" (if there is such a thing in Vista ) at about 48*C. Under load it gets to about 55-58*C. Much too hot for my liking, and that is only with a 200MHz OC.
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Old 11-24-07, 01:41 AM   #9
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meh I have a eliminator on my desk! Got $70 and its yours but you'd need to get a mounting kit from them.
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Old 11-24-07, 02:36 AM   #10
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meh I have a eliminator on my desk! Got $70 and its yours but you'd need to get a mounting kit from them.
I could get a complete one from Newegg for maybe $100 more and it'd include a return policy.

Thanks, but no thanks.
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Old 11-24-07, 04:18 AM   #11
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Are these the ones Tiki used to bang on about?

Pity the Freezone is still almost 500AUD
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Old 11-24-07, 08:24 AM   #12
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meh they suck anyway a lapped 120 ultra and a silent 120mm fan has more cooling power then one
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