Ultra Launches The ChillTec Cooler

"Ultra Products just launched the ChillTec cooler, which combines classical aluminium-copper cooler with solid-state active Peltier element. Read on to find out more..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 02/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

Admittedly, it's not the first Tec/Air cooler hybrid that we've seen in an attempt to maximise heat dissipation, and provide efficient thermal control for CPU's.

But, Ultra Products just launched the ChillTec cooler, which combines classical aluminium-copper cooler with a solid-state active Peltier element. For those who don't know, peltiers, or tec's (Thermo-Electric Cooler) are bi-metal heat pumps that use electrical current to pump the heat from one copper plate to another, cooling the first, and heating the second plate. Each plate has four heat pipes that lead to large fan cooled radiator.

With 120mm fan, this monster will load the motherboard with almost one kilogram (0.98kg) or just above two pounds (2.16) of weight. Socket 775 motherboards are supported and 754, 939 and 940 in both original and AM2 variants for the AMD camp. This of course, means that the cooler will be compatible with upcoming AM2+ and AM3 sockets, giving this cooler a decent life-span.

The price is apparently set at US$150, so it's not real easy on the hip pocket, but let's hope the performance is justified.

You can find out additional info on the Ultra ChillTec cooler here

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Feel free to dicuss this product in our forum

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Most Recent Comments

02-02-2007, 09:05:25

It makes a very very minute difference on the ICFX3200 from personal experience. You're going to be able to clock much higher in 2T mode than 1T which usually easily counters the slower effects of running in 2T. This board even allows you to run 3T, and people haven't noticed a speed difference between 2T and 3T.

04-02-2007, 10:42:42

Mr. Smith
I miss my max. It was faster in all bench's and seemed much higher quality.

I don't like this mobo and it doesn't like me. It's probably a learning curve and I'll love the icfx once it's set up, but for the moment I don't love it.

Memory issues are my main gripe. This dominator ram is rated for 1066, 5-5-5-15. So I set it at 533 in the bios, following Tony's guide I changed the timings - pretty conservatively, basically to dominator rated timings as dfi default is 5(cas)-8(ras to cas delay)-8(ras precharge)-26(tras)-32(trc).

If I manually change these settings in the bios to anything other than dfi auto the pc will not boot (error 50) or if I find some timings that will boot I get lots of errors in mem test.

I have been forced to run slightly oc'd, 2t at 5-8-8-26-32.

Same cpu oc (3.5) with current mem settings super pi 1m is 1 second slower and 32m is a minute slower!

06-02-2007, 09:20:22

Herr Schmidt: is your RAM PC-6400 (DDR2-800)? Also, does your BIOS allow you to see what speed your RAM is running before you set your changes (my last two mobos allow me to see my new speeds before saving and exiting)? Your latencies are really high, maybe the '533' you're running isn't the right setting... I'd look for 2:1 or 'Sync', which is what I have to run mine at so the RAM comes out at -/+800MHz.
If you have DDR2-667, you may want to go with a lower overclock of your FSB/core clock so you don't take your RAM too high.


06-02-2007, 11:29:16

Mr. Smith
Dominator is rated for 1066mhz - pc-?uberage.

Timings are slacker than a 60yr old rent boys ring piece.

I had ram issues on the max and the icfx... perhaps it's bad ram!

06-02-2007, 11:42:09

1066 = PC2-8500, nice stuff. Those timings need sorting though, try upping the vDIMM a little more?

08-02-2007, 05:40:38

Mr. Smith
Hey Llywd,

I have given up, admitted defeat and I'm swapping my icfx with Jimbo for the commando...

Lets hope I get along with the commando ;)

08-02-2007, 05:50:56


Hey Llywd,

I have given up, admitted defeat and I'm swapping my icfx with Jimbo for the commando...

Lets hope I get along with the commando ;)

Wuss!! :p

08-02-2007, 05:52:25


Wuss!! :p

I resisted putting that...

08-02-2007, 06:37:08

Mr. Smith

I resisted putting that...

Lol. I know, I know...

Screw you guys, I'm going home.

09-02-2007, 16:26:46

Huh, and I thought I was the only person that ever called another person a 'wuss'...:D

Dude (Herr Schmidt), if you think you had problems with your RAM while using two different mobos, you could have RMA'd... I don't know the Commando from a hole in the ground, but giving up on an ABIT AW9D-MAX and then an ICFX 3200:eh: no way.

But, good luck with your future ventures...;)


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