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VIA: guess how long our PC can live with no cooler
— 12:16 PM on May 22, 2008

For years now, VIA has made small-form-factor platforms that require only minimal, passive cooling to operate. But what happens with no cooling at all? That's...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

NZXT intros gaming case with six fans, E-ATX support
— 12:03 PM on March 26, 2008

PC gamers often stick with bigger brands like Antec and Cooler Master for their enclosure needs, but some folks may be enticed by a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

New 'fan' design has no moving parts
— 11:24 AM on March 20, 2008

Aside from hard drives, one of the main culprits behind noise production in today's PCs is air cooling. Fans have definitely gotten bigger and quieter...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

OCZ touts bigger, meaner Vendetta processor cooler
— 11:41 AM on March 12, 2008

Aside from memory products, power supplies, and brain-control thingies, OCZ also dabbles in cooling hardware. The company has made another stride in that...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

TR Forum Tidings: Form factor choices
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2008

Picking a good case to house a spanking-new set of parts that still has that new computer smell is a daunting task. There are many...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

MSI cooler powers its fan using... heat
— 11:11 AM on February 29, 2008

Fans are hardly the most power-hungry components in today's PCs, but MSI has nonetheless found a way to reduce their power utilization to zero—at least...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

TR Forum Tidings: Picking case fans
— 6:00 AM on January 30, 2008

For some folks, choosing a case fan is easy—if your case didn't come with one, the cheapest model at the local computer store will do....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

OCZ intros new thermal compound
— 11:02 AM on December 4, 2007

As companies like Arctic Silver developed increasingly sophisticated silver-based thermal compounds over the past few years, enthusiast memory vendor OCZ Technology was busy diversifying its...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

TR Forum Tidings: Good quad-core coolers
— 6:00 AM on November 7, 2007

Quietly cooling one of the latest 65nm dual-core processors from AMD or Intel isn't a huge challenge—the chips fit in small power envelopes and don't...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

Compal develops 'lid-cooled' notebook
— 1:28 PM on September 20, 2007

We've already seen desktop PC cases that use their side panels as heatsinks thanks to an elaborate network of heat pipes. According to The...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Mobile computing

Scythe unwraps compact Ninja processor cooler
— 12:14 PM on September 12, 2007

A new heatsink has joined Scythe's line of Ninja tower-style coolers: the Ninja Mini. Unlike other members of the Ninja line, which tend to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

OCZ unveils a new processor cooler
— 6:00 AM on August 31, 2007

While mostly known for its memory and power supplies, OCZ Technology also offers a handful of cooling products. The company has now added to...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Poll: The importance of a quiet PC
— 5:01 PM on December 7, 2006

Low noise levels seem to be an increasingly important feature in PCs nowadays. The latest motherboards can adjust clock and processor fan speeds dynamically, companies...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Poll: What is your primary PC's CPU cooler?
— 4:48 PM on August 31, 2006

We've just put up a new poll, and this time we're asking about the processor cooler in your primary machine. With tray-picked "OEM" processors now...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Poll time: Processor cooling
— 4:28 AM on March 11, 2003

If you haven't noticed already, there's a new poll up for your voting pleasure. However, before we get into the new poll, let's take...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling