Below please find answers to some of the frequently asked questions to Deltatronic Silentium! PC's.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can overheating destroy the CPU?
No. Intel® processors are build with internal overheat protection. With the Intel® processors thermal throtteling will be started when a specified temperature is reached . This means the clock speed will be temporarily reduced and hereby the CPU relieved. Temperatures up to 65 degrees are absolutely uncritical. Additionally CPUs contain an emergency cut off at 125°C core temperature. Even if there is no cooling available at all, an defect is impossible.
Can I get Silentium! components for refitting?
We don't offer a kit, all cooling components are adjusted for specially chosen hardware.
It is not designed to assemble Silentium! products to other systems.
Can I get the heatpipe seperately?
No. The heatpipe on its own does not make any sense. It is a supra-heat-conductor, which is used to convey heat from A to B via big distances inside the complete system.
Is the Silentium! power supply unit sufficient to supply my PC?
The power supply offers a maximum output of 350W in the i3 "ECO" and 430W with steady output voltage. In order to that there are enough resources for all applications. Even in peak period demands stable and secure functioning is guaranteed. For special scope in the i5/i7 there is optionally a 550W power-supply provided to supply enough performance for special cases.
I cannot find a decibel or SONE-Specification regarding the noise developement?
In Deltatronic Silentium! PC's with passiv or heatpipe cooling there is no fans or any other component that produces any noise, hence as accoustic sound level there is 0db or 0Sone. As there is for standard system harddrive a SSD hardrive built-in , which as well doesn't produce any noise. You also will not hear the hard drives as they are fully enclosed.
Will the CPU not get too hot answer with throtteling?
Not at all. The new heatpipe is dimensioned for a transportation load of 120 watt. Under average load (Windows and Linux) a current quad-core CPU will reach a temperature-level of 40°C and up to 65°C with special burn-in programms in continuous operation. The systems cooling capacities is more than sufficient for all CPU's currently listed in the Deltatronic configurator. In many years of experience it turned out that these temperatures are absolutely uncritical.
Can I upgrade a Silentium! PC-system
A Silentium! PC is certainly upgradeable with PCIe- and PCI- plug-in cards.
What is the maximum ambient temperature?
The system is designed for infinite permanent operation at normal room temperatures. Under normal service conditions 100% full load capacity without limitations is warranted. The convector profile and the air vents of the body have to stay clear to provide a unopposed air circulation. So far there was never any temperature related CPU failure.
Is it possible to cool an extremely overclocked system with your heatpipe?
Moderate overclocking is possible. But for extreme overclocking there is extreme cooling necessary. The heat generation and therefore the energy consumption would increase significantly. However, this does not correspond with our product philosophy, we discourage generally from overclocking.
Why there is no single components available for purchase?
The Silentium! system only make sense as an entire system.
Single components are thermally and mechanically adapted to each other. Assembling Silentium! components to other PCs will most certainly result in disharmonised, not functioning systems. There is no advantage of a heatpipe, if you do not have a body with an accordingly dimensioned convector area. Additionally necessary for heat transportation is a true to size adaption of the heatpipe, without mechanical forces acting on the CPU. The body and the power supply have to provide for required air exchange, etc.
All parts have to fit perfectly to each other and only as a whole it will be a soundless system which is worth the name.