Articles :: Project Swiftech Part One, Extreme Overclocking Of the P4 2.4Ghz and MSI GF4 Ti4600 :: Motherboards.org

Doc Overclock · 06-14-2002 · Category: Guides

Introduction


Gabriel from Swiftech and I decided we would push the envelope as far as it could go to see what kind of results we could get using both water and water plus Peltier cooling methods together. We did this to see what the maximum threshold achievable was using the new Intel P4 @ 2.4GHz CPU and the MSI GF4 Ti4600.

Some of the products we used in this procedure were not quite market ready when we began this little adventure but should all be available now on the Swiftech website. So if the idea strikes a chord somewhere in your head you can try this yourself if you wish.

I had to push Gabriel a bit to get him to make the video card cooler but once he got the idea firmly planted in his head he went all out to make the best one there is. I think we both had a lot of fun (in a very serious manner) doing this, even though it meant spending many hours behind the desk and in the lab perfecting these products and overclocking techniques.

We will take you step by step as we experiment with different settings in our goal to achieve PC dominance in the Land of the Overclockers. Another thing to take into consideration here is all the tests we have done can be done by you at home without any crazy or dangerous conversions having to be done.

One of our main goals was to create an environment that not only was easy to use but one that would also able to be used by anyone at home at their desktop. We did no modifications to either the motherboard or video card outside of additional cooling by means of heatsinks on the video memory and active cooling on the motherboards North Bridge chip. No voltage modifications were implemented during these tests.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
  3. What is a Peltier Device?
  4. The Milestone Report
  5. Performance
  6. Conclusion