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If you’re looking to boost the performance of your computer system, overclocking can be an attractive option. By configuring a computer hardware component to operate at rate faster than its manufacturer-approved clock speed, you can improve performance without needing to purchase additional hardware. However, overclocking carries risks in the form of additional heat and power consumption, which can cause the device to become unreliable or fail completely. The revolutionary cooling and heating company Phononic’s new product, the HEX 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU Cooler, protects overclocked devices from overheating, giving you higher performance without the traditional risks.
Chances are good that your microprocessor is better than its rated speed. Modern CPUs are rated in batches, and each batch is rated with the speed of the slowest device in the batch. So the score on an individual device is likely to be lower than the maximum speed the device can support. Overclocking, therefore, won’t cause your device to instantly overheat, but it’s difficult to discern how far you can go before causing irreparable damage. The HEX 2.0 mitigates that risk by delivering a game-changing cooling technology without the bulkiness and danger of traditional cooling solutions.
When an overclocked device is about to overheat, the HEX 2.0 is activated and immediately lowers and stabilizes the overall temperature of the system. A state-of-the-art high performance thermoelectric module combines with an innovative heat exchanger to give the HEX 2.0 its unique advantage. Plus, it’s incredibly small and nimble, essential features for the computing industry. Measuring only 4.4 x 4.4 x 3.7 inches, the HEX 2.0 easily fits in a small chassis, including Mini-ITX cases. Its compact design truly pioneers a new category of small form cooling technology. “With the HEX 2.0, we have created a new category of CPU cooling,” said Phononic VP and GM Michael Bruno, “by offering an alternative for high-performance cooling without going to a much larger heatsink/fan or a water-based solution.”
Overclocking can give you a competitive edge to boost performance of your microprocessors, but the risks of overheating have to be monitored or mitigated. Until now, manual monitoring or bulky fan or water-based solutions were all that existed. Phononic’s HEX 2.0 is a true game-changer and is compatible with the highest power CPUs on the market. By delivering cooling only when necessary, the HEX 2.0 minimizes power use, and its small size makes it an ideal choice for those interested in overclocking their microprocessors. For more information regarding the new HEX 2.0 CPU cooler head over to the HEX page. Also, checkout the latest review from TweakTown.