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I put a sock to my CPU
« on: August 15, 2010, 12:33:08 am »
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I have made a cardboard tube (cardboard and self adhesive )

Cost : 0 $ ; 0 Euros ; 0 Yen ; 0 ....

I have placed flush with the original CPU fan of my motherboard GA-X58A-UD5

Look at the differences in temperature

Not beautiful this ?












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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 08:11:29 am »
Hey Pierre, does that count as an aftermarket cooler?  8) 8) 8)

I should patent it before Intel sees it and copies ;)
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 01:18:19 pm »
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Hi ...

Exist but not with my tower !!



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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 01:23:59 pm »
I was very surprised by your figures though. I really didn't think that just adding a cowl would make that much difference. Well done Pierre. 8)
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 01:33:14 pm »
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I was also surprised by such a difference

I have also noticed that the cpu fan is at speed max without the sock , and with the sock it runs much slower, which proves that with the sock the airflow is more effective

Pierre

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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010, 01:36:01 pm »
I suppose that the sock makes the airflow more directional and smoother towards the fan. It would get rid of any vortexes and swirling that may form otherwise. Almost makes me wish I had aircooling so I could play!  ;D
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 10:10:30 pm »
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I am finished with the small change of the PVC pipe for water drainage instead of cardboard ( NICOLL 100 KT )

exact diameter ( 102 millimeters ) --> price : < 2.50 Euros



I am now very happy with the Intel stock cooler

Look the report with CPU STRESS ** Graphics build with samurize_1.64.3_3 + SpeedFan **

with Nicoll 100 KT



without Nicoll 100 KT




Pierre

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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 10:25:17 pm »
It just shows what a bit of ingenuity can do(and some plastic pipe) ;) The plastic is certainly an improvement on the cardboard Pierre. Much more professional look. 8) The temperatures are really impressive for such a simple customisation though. Well done mate.
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 10:18:44 pm »
Say that was a good idea and it seems to work. One of my rigs has one right from the manufacturer. It is a threaded telescoping acrylic tube coupled to a mesh air-intake in the clear side window. Fits right down on top of the CPU. Looks like this.

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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 10:21:09 pm »
I have seen a similar thing before but more like Pierre posted above. Just didn't realise it could make such a difference to the temperatures. Figured it was a gimmick. But hey, if it works 8)
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 06:00:30 pm »
One of the main reasons for the radical improvement is due to the fact that cool air is being vented directly onto the CPU. Under normal conditions with a stock cooler the already warmed air in the box is being blown over the CPU. The flow patterns of a box are very critical for good air cooling. Most boxes are very bad at managing air flow. Anandtech did a very good article about three years ago that showed just how important box design from a air flow point of view is for cooling.
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 06:10:21 pm »
One of the main reasons for the radical improvement is due to the fact that cool air is being vented directly onto the CPU. Under normal conditions with a stock cooler the already warmed air in the box is being blown over the CPU. The flow patterns of a box are very critical for good air cooling. Most boxes are very bad at managing air flow. Anandtech did a very good article about three years ago that showed just how important box design from a air flow point of view is for cooling.

Great someone else who rattles on about airflow. I am sure that they are sick of me dripping on about it on here.(notice how deftly I slipped the bit about water cooling into the statement)
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 06:18:22 pm »
Water cooling is functional in some situations - I have a WC set up for my test bench. Makes life so much easier for me to swap out CPU and just whack the water block onto it. But with the different sockets hole configurations irritate me. So now I have a universal mounting that I use from the top down rather than from under the motherboard.

Only thing that worries me about water is the n00b factor. Just scary the number of posts I have read about leaks and stuff. So far I have been fortunate I guess never to have had to deal with that.
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2010, 06:20:38 pm »
DM HAD to switch to water cooling. There is too much hot air around, when he's in the same room as the PC.  :D
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Re: I put a sock to my CPU
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 06:28:06 pm »
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I think it's probably also a performance fan problem exactly like a speaker without even a vulgar board or box !!

Pierre

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