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Old 10-21-2009, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
Hi Wikipedia mentions that some heatpipes contains a wick design to send the coolant back to the hot areas of the heatpipes. Does Scythe's heatpipes have it or do they just work on evaporation and condensation alone?

If so, doesn't the position of the mainboard (horizontal or vertical to the ground) have different effects on cooling efficiency?

Should I place the mainboard horizontal with the copper base at the bottom for best effect?

Also, some forums seems to have mentioned better cooling when the U shape of the heatpipes is parallel to the ground, compared to when it is Vertical.

Scythe's heatpipes have wicking.
If they didn't, they'd be hard pressed to compete with other coolers in terms of performance. (Which clearly isn't the case. The Mugen 2 is one of the best performers out there.)
 

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