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Old 2nd April, 2003, 02:35 AM
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Freebie Volcano 7+

A mate of mine has a new Volcano 7+ sitting in his cupboard with no intention of using it, he said I can test it on my rig to see if I can clock my 2100+ b higher (more stable temps) ... if it indeed helps, I can buy it off him dirt cheap.

my question is... would it be worth switching to the volcano 7+ when I already have a volcano 7 in here? .... merely for performance reasons (I would run the 7+ on the highest speed setting permanently) .. I am not concerned about noise.....

The only real difference i'm aware of is that the 7+ has an all-copper core.. whereas the standard 7 just has a round copper core in the centre of the heatsink..

advice would be much appreciated,

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Old 2nd April, 2003, 02:53 AM
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would'nt it be fun to find out if there really is a difference??

i say borrow the thing for a week
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ricochet,
i've had both a volcano 7 and a 7+ now (well the 7+ was my brother's)

the 7+ seems alot better due to it being all copper
but if you want a quick fix for your volcano 7,

take the fan out, and you'll see a little green sensor

if you know how to solder, do the following (if you want constant 5,000 RPM) warning, its pretty loud =)

anyways.
option 1: (harder way)
clip off the little sensor and solder the two connections together on the board.

option 2: (easy)
clip the sensor off and connect the wires, pop on some electrical tape, or shrinkwrap (if you have it).

should bring you up to good RPM's
=) but go for the 7+ if you can, much better.
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Absatively... posolutely better. I've bashed the V7 countless times... I got suckered with the 8cm fan and the copper insert like a lot of other people. I realized that it stinks for everything but cooling the most meager unoverclocked CPUs. The V7+ is far superior in cooling capabilities. Definitely borrow it and test it out for yourself. Since you have the offer, there's no need to trust me. See for yourself.
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would'nt it be fun to find out if there really is a difference??

i say borrow the thing for a week
All good and said, but with the way I have my system physically set up, removing my hs/f is a bit of a task... which is why I wanted a basic indication of whether or not there is a GOOD chance of dropping the temps by making the effort to switch...



thanks a bunch for the advice fellas, this has confirmed that switching is definately worth it!

cheers,

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Also for the V7 fan, you could re-wire it to reduice the input voltage... The easiest way is to de-solder the green temp sensor, and solder the two contact points togeather, and then re-wire the main input wire.. But if you want get fancy, you could attach a volt-control chip to the contact points where the green temp sensor was I couldn't help in choosing the right chip tho.. I'm sure someone here can tho.
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thanks for the tips but too complicated for me..

i've got the volcano 7+ in here now, and indeed it was well and truely worth the switch !! temps have gone down 7c and now I am able to run my tbred 2100+ @ 2240mhz to match...

http://members.iinet.net.au/~sdougher/tbred.jpg


plus i am only running the fan on medium setting, which i think is also slightly quieter then the volcano7 @ 4700rpm


so in every single department, the 7+ is better then the 7..

cheers for all the guidance and tips fellas,

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if any1 wants my share vol 7+ i sell it 4 $4
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