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Radiator water cooling or air cooling which is better

2022-09-20

With the development of science and technology, the performance of computers is getting higher and higher, especially the computing power of the CPU, which is the core of the computer, is getting stronger and stronger. Reduce heat generation by improving the process. At this time, the radiator specially designed for CPU heat dissipation came into being. A good radiator can keep the temperature of the CPU in a low range, which plays an important role in the stable operation of the computer. There are many kinds of radiators now, but the common ones are air cooling and water cooling. Which of these two radiators is better has always been the focus of debate.

 

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Comparison of advantages and disadvantages of water-cooled radiators and air-cooled radiators:

 

The working principle of the water-cooled radiator is a heat dissipation method that uses the heat dissipation liquid to circulate and flow under the drive of the pump to take away the heat of the CPU. The air-cooled radiator dissipates the heat that has been conducted to the heat dissipation block or the heat dissipation copper pipe into the air through the rotation of the fan, and then takes the heat out of the computer through the design of the air duct, so as to achieve the purpose of heat dissipation.

 

Generally speaking, the volume of water-cooled radiators is larger than that of air-cooled radiators. Especially when choosing 240 or 360 radiators, it is necessary to confirm whether the chassis can be installed on this giant. In comparison, the volume of the air-cooled radiator is relatively small, but the height of some heat pipes + air-cooled tower radiators is also very amazing, and the size of the chassis should also be considered when purchasing.

 

The water-cooled radiator has the advantages of being quiet, stable in cooling, and less dependent on the environment. When working, the heat is directly extracted and will not accumulate inside the case, and most of the water-cooled radiators have cool RGB lighting effects, which is a huge temptation for partners who love "light pollution". When the air-cooled radiator is working, the noise will be louder because the heat is dissipated by the wind generated by the fan.

 

The cooling effect of the water cooling radiator will be better when the CPU is under high load, because it will not be affected by the environmental factors inside the case, but under the low power or low performance CPU, the effect of the water cooling radiator will not be better than that of the water cooling radiator. Air cooling radiator is good. The heat dissipation effect of the air-cooled radiator is greatly affected by the environmental factors of the chassis. For example, when the interior of the chassis is in a high temperature state, the heat dissipation effect is poor, and the heat dissipation effect is also affected by the air duct built inside the chassis.

 

The safety of water-cooled radiators has always been the focus of controversy, because liquid heat dissipation is used, so the tightness of each component is very important, because in case of liquid leakage or condensation, it will be fatal to the computer. Therefore, manufacturers have also launched an integrated water-cooled radiator. Like the original air-cooled radiator, it can be easily installed with a fastener. Some manufacturers' high-end water-cooled radiators even propose a "60-second ultra-fast installation" design.

 

The heat dissipation effect of the water-cooled radiator is also closely related to the internal heat dissipation liquid. The faster the heat dissipation liquid circulates under the driving of the pump, the better the heat dissipation effect. The operating temperature curve is very smooth.

 

The air-cooled radiator will have great thermal fluctuations when the CPU is under high load, which may easily lead to exceeding the temperature warning range of the CPU, resulting in reduced frequency operation. .

 

Of course, there is no perfect thing. Water cooling and air cooling are the same, each has advantages and disadvantages. How to choose needs to be judged according to your own needs or hobbies, there is no unified standard. No matter what kind of heatsink is used, as long as our CPU can be stabilized in a lower temperature range when it is working.

 

The above is to introduce to you "Which is better for radiator water cooling or air cooling", if you want to know more about radiators, please contact Yuanyang Thermal, which is a professional manufacturer of various radiators. The products include: Extruded Heat Sink, Skiving Fin Heat Sink, Heat Pipe Heat Sink, Led Heat Sink and other radiator products, welcome to purchase.