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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 13 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186
ULT33186 Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ChillTec Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
ChillTec Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ULT33186 Features & Specifications

Peltier Coolers have been around for quite some time now, based on the Peltier effect. The Peltier effect is the reverse of the Seebeck effect; a creation of a heat difference from an electric voltage. Using the Peltier effect, Ultra has created a cooling device which can force heat away from the CPU faster than it could travel by its own means.

Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler

The Peltier effect occurs when a current is passed through two dissimilar metals or semiconductors (n-type and p-type) that are connected to each other at two junctions (Peltier junctions). The current drives a transfer of heat from one junction to the other: one junction cools off while the other heats up; as a result the effect is often used for thermoelectric cooling. This effect was observed in 1834 by Jean Peltier, 13 years after Seebeck's initial discovery. Peltier coolers are also called thermo-electric coolers (TEC).

Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler

Ultra ULT33186 Specifications

  • Socket Types: Intel Socket 775, AMD Socket AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940
  • Cooler Dimensions: 128 x 104 x 147
  • Thermoelectric Chip: 40 x 40 / 12V DC
  • Total Power Dissipation:
    • 0% Load = 5 W
    • 50% Load = 28 W
    • 100% Load = 50 W
  • Heatsink Material: 4 Heat Pipes, Aluminum Fins, Copper Base
  • Heatsink Dimensions: 90 x 90 x 160 mm
  • Fan Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
  • Fan Voltage Rating: 12V DC
  • Fan Speed and Noise Levels:
    • Low 2000rpm / 20 dB(A)
    • Medium 2400 rpm / 24 dB(A)
    • High 2800 rpm / 28 dB(A)
  • Thermal Resistance: 0.12-0.15(ºC/W)
  • Weight (With Fan): 985g (2.2 LBS)
  • Temperature Monitor Range: 0ºF~99ºF / 32ºF ~ 210.2ºF
  • TEC Temperature Response Time to Control Unit: < 1 Second
  • Controller Dimensions: 150 x 147 x 43 mm
  • Controller Weight: 508g (1.2 LBS)



# psshturreviewsux 2012-01-28 18:38
your review of this product sucks ass. I have an intel i7 1336 in an asus p6t with an nvidia gtx 285 and 36 gb of RAM as well as a 1600 watt PSU...this cooler kicks ass considering i run skyrim on ultra completely maxed settings and the TEC display never goes above 85 F at room temp....this cooler kicks ass, if you got the money then get it...anyways you dont need that much cooling power for such a toddler processor that you seemed to have in this "test" rig. Why the hell would you waste time overclocking a duo anyways? FAIL.
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# RE: psshtDavid Ramsey 2012-01-28 18:40
How about because this review was written five years ago? When the 1366 (not "1336") CPUs didn't exist?
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# RE: psshtOlin Coles 2012-01-29 09:29

Your ability to read frightens me. Not only was this article written five years ago, long before the LGA1366 Core-i7 series existed, it was written using methods you clearly have no concept of. Measuring CPU cooling performance with a video game? Why don't you start predicting the weather with silverware? I would be offended by your trollish remarks, except for you sound too stupid for me to bother with.
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# RE: Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186BT23 2012-03-20 15:17
I still have this cooler and im thinking of replacing this for an H100 water cooling set. would the H100 be significantly better at cooling compared to this?

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# @ urreviewsuxChuckNorris 2012-05-03 03:01
lol really??? try oc ur cpu first, then run the cpu load test or play that game with all max and check your temperature and tell me if it doesn't skyrocket above your cute little "85F" limit =P
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