Xanthias, newssniffer bij BXBoards, heeft wat info op de BXBoards news page gedropt over cooling en wat hij daar van denkt, met name de onzin van over-cooling waar cooling niet helpen kan (falende cache chips). Een stukje:
However, my children, listen to the X for truth: 9 times out of 10, it really doesn't matter. If you're going to achieve or fail at a certain speed, it will be most likely due to L2 cache or other intrinsic hardware limitations. All the gee-whiz cooling widgets in the world won't get you there. Realize that the vast majority of demand for this type of hardware is created by effective marketing. The *real* service performed by Step Thermodynamics (using them as one example among many), is pre-screening the chips for you. The cooling behemoth they sell is a value-added gizmo to generate profit. Why do you think they sell the chips and RAM at cost? Now, one could argue such a service will become more valuable as Intel delivers on its long-uttered promise to lock us down. Further, I don't mean to suggest the thingamajig doesn't work. I'm confident it does--but that is neither here nor there when it comes to your threshold CPU buying decision.