Nuked Peltier & Successful K6-3 OC
After debating whether or not to try it, I have successfully OC'd my K6-3 400 (2.4 volt) to 450 at 2.6 volts. It is rock steady after 3 days of burn in time and runs only 10F higher than the standard settings. In a few days I'll drop it to 2.5 volts and re-check stability then.
Question: has anyone ever had a peltier unit melt in their hands? I plugged one in, & turned on the computer to verify which was the hot side of the unit - both sides immediately got REAL hot, the leads melted off of the unit and the whole unit warped itself (not to mention the loss of fingerprints on my thumb & forefinger).
Any similar experiences?
This is simply because the way peltier works. One side is cold and the other the hot, real cold and real hot. So if you don't dissipate the heat generated on the hot side real quick, (a matter of second, like you told, if you want to check out which side is hot and which is cold, you must be fast, cause the cold side will come hot very soon. I did this on mine to check it out, and it takes only 2-3 seconds to knows which is which, but after that, it's hot...
You really nuked it...
I've done exactly the same thing.
the volts that a pelt works around is from 1 volt to 12 volts and of course the amps rises with the volts and with a pelt you will need a very good powersupply, prefally more that 300w. along with the powersupply a big heatsink and fan
The militery has bin using thes things for years.
I had just upgraded to a new 300w Power Supply and I have the big Globalwin FEK32 heatsink & fan so cooling wouldn't be a problem - I just never got that far. My Bios reports the voltage and everything was as it should be when I fired up the pelt.
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