Over the past year the art of
overclocking has become a very common practice for gamers, and
speed demons alike. Though for years people have been overclocking
processors and video cards and achieving greater speeds past
the OEM's original intentions, it has not become as mainstream
as it is today. Especially since the introduction of Intel's
celeron processor, which is a very cheap and overclockable chip.
Overclocking without the proper cooling can be very dangerous
though. That is where 3DfxCOOL
steps in with their monster celeron cooler, the Cel-Rex.
This celeron cooling system is
like no other. It is built using 1 large alloy metal heatsink,
and 4 - count'em 4 cooling fans to keep the heat away. It uses
2 fans to blow air onto the processor, and 2 more to suck air
off of it keeping the air circulating nicely. The installation
of the Cel-Rex was fairly simple. Pop out the old heatsink/fan
by using some needle nose pliers and push the pins though the
holes, then take the Cel-Rex, and reattach it to the celeron
processor. The whole process took me about 5 minutes, the only
problem I could find was that it came with no instructions,
which could be a problem for people new to this. Now, on to
the overclocking possibilities.