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Written by Icrontic   
Tuesday, 20 January 2009

We didn't have much time to spend with our shiny new Phenom II X4 940 processor and really wanted to do some more serious overclocking with it. As you have undoubtedly heard, the Phenom II loves the cold, loves voltage and has significant frequency headroom. Though we definitely confirmed that last point, achieving an impressive 3.8GHz on higher-end air cooling, we wanted to push it farther.

Back in 2006, we reviewed Asetek's very impressive Vapochill LS phase-change cooling system. Able to hold the evaporator head's temperature as low as -60°C in idle, it is in a league all of its own. Admittedly, the Vapochill LS was designed with single core processors in mind, but it is still the most powerful, mass-produced, and commercially available cooling system around. As Asetek was kind enough to send us an AM2 mounting kit, we set out to see how the Phenom II does under the Vapochill LS! Icrontic


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