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This really isn't suprising. I dont know how Intel can expect it to get better when adding another core

 

Their newest 6 series chips were supposed to solve temp issues, but it seems they have failed once again in that. Their idle temps are better, but at load they produce on average about 18W more.

 

Is AMD still claiming to be the first to release a DC chip?

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the newest rumor has it intel's dual core chips will be the hottest yet.

 

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20771

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Dang man...

 

maybe even a whole roast dinner

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At the next lan party mabye. :lol:

 

Anyone think watercooling will become standard in all new cases any time soon?

 

I guess we could all buy these. NOTE: that case was a random example, please do not comment about the high price.

 

If the cpu heat trend contenues, (just look at the last 5 years of both amd and intel) watecooling will have to become main stream. Which in turn means that joe regular guy will have to be able to understand it and afford it. Price drop anyone??

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thats exactly what i have been thinking since the prescotts, with so many people buying computers now that just want to buy it and sit it on the floor and use it, never knowing or caring about temps like us, there is a point at which the cpu maker is responsible for providing effective cooling, and maintenance free at that, sealed small water cooling is where it's at, already saw an article that showed an Intel prototype, it was something along these lines, small, simple, yet still more effective than air cooling

 

so yes, i think we will see the dawn of h2o being quite the norm, the biggest obstacle will be making sure it is maintenance free or at least mostly, although, people have to keep their cars maintenanced, so if we can handle that, we can handle adding a little water to our pc's from time to time :huh:

 

but, if you look at it another way, a small increase in heat isnt bad when you consider that they stuffed two cores in the same footprint as one, smaller manufacturing process, less room for heat, i say not too bad actually, as long as the performance is there

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so yes, i think we will see the dawn of h2o being quite the norm, the biggest obstacle will be making sure it is maintenance free or at least mostly, although, people have to keep their cars maintenanced, so if we can handle that, we can handle adding a little water to our pc's from time to time :huh:

 

 

Actually, if you look at the Apple PowerMac G5s, their dual processor configurations come with a self contained watercooling system. So technically, we've already started moving toward water cooling retail computers, at least at the high end anyway. It's only a matter of time before mid-range PCs (and Macs, for that matter) will require water cooling.

 

Let's jus hope that Intel figures out a way to make processors more energy efficient before we get to the point where everybody has to use phase changing jus to keep Intel's latest processor at a "chilly" 40 C

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