What about what is better for the GPU a 2nd gen gpu heatsink with heatpipe or a 2nd gen cpu heatsink?
What Processor runs hotter CPU or GPU (not taking into accout heatsink cooling)?
My current setup on this console is a 2nd gen gpu heatsink with heatpipe plus a 12v 5cm fan on the fins at the end of the heatpipe sucking the air over the fins and out an opening at the top of the console and a 2nd gen cpu heatsink on the cpu. However with this setup the processor temps seem to be about 3 degres celcius warmer than the gpu. Is this within the acceptable range? this may be higher as the gpu fin fan may be starving the cpu of some of its air pressure. There is like around 5mm inbetween the gpu fins and fan and the cpu heatsink.
What setup do you people think would be best?
# l CPU Heatsink l GPU Heatsink
1 l 2nd Gen CPU l 2nd Gen GPU (My Current Setup - internal dvd-rom drive)
2 l 2nd Gen CPU l 2nd Gen CPU (I would need to get another 2nd gen CPU heatsink for this one)
3 l 1st Gen CPU l 2nd Gen CPU (I am able to do this one)
I would like to hear what everyone thinks.
QUOTE(itwontfixitself @ Jun 23 2010, 02:21 AM)
I agree with MadMaxGR that the copper ones are better. If you do use a copper CPU heatsink with heatpipe on the GPU then you need to use a shim of some sort being the copper part of the heatsink will no fully contact both of the shiny dies on top of the chip so it would defeat the purpose of replacing the old heatsink. I saw someone somewhere file a 1st gen CPU heatsink down so it would work without a shim but I don't remember where I saw it.
I won't be using a 1st gen cpu heatsink on the Gpu on account of the copper heatsink not fully covering the gpu edram. But thanks for your input itwontfixitself.