Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review :: Installation/Performance Intel

07-14-2006 · Category: Hardware - Cooling

By Tulatin

Unfortunately, with the introduction of the Prescott CPUs and the LGA socket some time back, Intel shirked a mounting bracket, and went to straight holes in the motherboard. In response to this difficulty, Corsair has simply elected to use plastic standoffs which press into the motherboard then hold firm. After these four white plastic standoffs are installed, just clean the CPU, apply a fresh layer of thermal grease, seat the water block (with foam and metal atop it, of course), then press down the X mounting plate, lining up the tubing with the notches. Once that's in place, the water block installation is done - simple, no?


Test System:

  • ASUS P5WD2-E Premium
  • Pentium 4 530J @ 3.75 for OC testing
  • 2x1024 Supertalent DDR2-800
  • Nvidia 6800GT
  • Ultra Products 550W X2 PSU

Stock:

  • Mini Idle: 46
  • Mini Load: 61
  • Big Idle: 42
  • Big Load: 57
  • N500 (High) Idle: 55
  • Load: 66

OC'ed:

  • Mini Idle: 61
  • Mini Load: 71
  • Big Idle: 59
  • Big Load: 68
  • N500 Idle: 59
  • N500 Load: 79
  • N500 Load w/3D: FAIL.

Intel


Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review
Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review
Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review
Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review


Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review
Corsair Nautilus 500 Water Cooler Review