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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:42 pm 
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What the best amd 64 heatsink, i am buying a 3500+ so i want to protect my sweet cpu.


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Plan on overclocking? If not, use the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the retail version and stay protected with a 3 yr warranty.


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One4yu2c wrote:
Plan on overclocking? If not, use the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the retail version and stay protected with a 3 yr warranty.

Truth.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:35 pm 
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I will be oc to 2.5 if possible. planing on getting a falal1ty AN8 motherboard


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thermalright xp-90 or xp-120 for air cooling(read thermalright compatability listing on the 120 before venturing forth). If you want best practical cooling, go water.


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mbendig wrote:
I will be oc to 2.5 if possible. planing on getting a falal1ty AN8 motherboard


I bet stock could handle that easily.

If you don't believe me, try stock first then go improve your HSF.


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Beomagi wrote:
thermalright xp-90 or xp-120 for air cooling(read thermalright compatability listing on the 120 before venturing forth). If you want best practical cooling, go water.
im pretty sure that the fatal1ty will not be able to take an xp-120, so it looks like hes stuck with the xp-90, still an awesome heatsink though.


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thermalright would be a good choice. i have the thermalright slk-800 and its cooling my athlon xp 2500+ pretty well.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:23 am 
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mbendig wrote:
I will be oc to 2.5 if possible. planing on getting a falal1ty AN8 motherboard


I have a 3500+ Winchester on an MSI Neo4 Platinum board. I'm using the stock cooler at 2.4 gigs. [I haven't tried any higher] My current CPU temp is 29c at a room temp of 72f with a well cooled case. The highest I've seen just after coming out of a hour w/Pacific Fighters is 37c.


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Zalman also makes a good HS.

I think the retailed ones are okay, but a little noisier than it should be.


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well, from reviews im here to recommend the epox nforce4 ultra board. it should fit the xp-120 plus it ocs like a dream from the reviewers say so. im going with it at this point.


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wait till the thermaltake big typhoom comes on shelves, it has like 8 heatpipes or something.


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wait till the thermaltake big typhoom comes on shelves, it has like 8 heatpipes or something.
heatpipes do not guarentee a good heatsink. in fact that is a poorly designed heatsink, there is nothing connecting the bast to the fins except for the heatpipes, and that will allow the thermalright xp-120 to outperform it, because heat can transfer through the actual connection too. this was shown in a review of thermalright's SI-97 socket a heatsink that could have performed better had the fins been connected to the base.


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One4yu2c wrote:
Plan on overclocking? If not, use the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the retail version and stay protected with a 3 yr warranty.


Are you serious? They void the warranty if you change the heatsink? wow...

I did know that if you dotn OC there is no point since the heatsink that comes with teh cpu is guaranteed to work.


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ATI4EVER! wrote:
One4yu2c wrote:
Plan on overclocking? If not, use the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the retail version and stay protected with a 3 yr warranty.


Are you serious? They void the warranty if you change the heatsink? wow...

I did know that if you dotn OC there is no point since the heatsink that comes with teh cpu is guaranteed to work.


Technically, yes it does. Big whoop IMO though. The bigger picture is it's a waste of funds to buy a third party cooler for the sole purpose of protecting a CPU at stock speeds.


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ATI4EVER! wrote:
One4yu2c wrote:
Plan on overclocking? If not, use the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the retail version and stay protected with a 3 yr warranty.


Are you serious? They void the warranty if you change the heatsink? wow...

I did know that if you dotn OC there is no point since the heatsink that comes with teh cpu is guaranteed to work.


Technically, yes it does. Big whoop IMO though. The bigger picture is it's a waste of funds to buy a third party cooler for the sole purpose of protecting a CPU at stock speeds.
exactly. im only going with something other than stock because i plan on ocing.


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actually other than overclocking, i can think of another reason from experience. I got a friend who has an xpc - it's as full as it can get. But the serious air flow problem that occurs because of it was reason enough to try a better heatsink. (he locked up with stock)

If i want a peltier to turn on with the machine, what's the best way to do so?


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Beomagi wrote:
actually other than overclocking, i can think of another reason from experience. I got a friend who has an xpc - it's as full as it can get. But the serious air flow problem that occurs because of it was reason enough to try a better heatsink. (he locked up with stock)


Most certainly correct, and there's actually a few reasons besides overclocking (such as reduction of noise, maximum thermal performance, aesthetics, etc). My only point, however, is that getting a third party cooler solely to protect a CPU is a waste of funds, which is what the original poster indicated as his reason. Without a need for a non-retail bundled cooler, it's just money thrown away.

In your example above, a third party cooler was needed to address an airflow and ensuing heat problem that resulted from cluttered/full innards. This would be yet another reason to tack on to the above.


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has anyone here used the thermalright xp-90 heatsnk? im thinking about this sink if i go with the MSI nf4 ultra board.


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