Installation of the Vapochill LS is an easy feat once the cooling head is assembled, but there are enough reviews
around showing you
the installation steps
that I will skip this part and go straight to the interesting stuff ;).
This is an almost perfect match! Just pity that the Coolermaster isn't two inches wider and a bit less deep
First a little check to see if this CPU does what it’s supposed to do
0.7 % of overclocking at default... a gigantic 0.1 HTT overclock at default, so that’s about as close as it gets. As you see, I had already upped the voltage. Not that it was needed at default :-)
After a quick reboot and changing the multiplier to 15x in the BIOS I was hoping she’d take it directly and she did, she agreed to all my wishes:
We all know that keeping the divider low and pumping up the bus would yield us even more power, but I wanted to keep this very simple, and see what a future FX could bring if clocked at the same 200Mhz bus.
I was curious to see at this voltage of 1.725v and 3000MHz of FX power how the Vapochill would hold up…
In a 25°C room it held up quite nicely I’d say, below zero temps when running idle. Notice my extremely low +12v rail, this however gave me no instabilities. Upping the multi further gave problems, booting into windows at 3100 mhz was possible, however no benchmarks could be run even at 1.8v vcore.
On to benchmarks ->