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BEST Overclockers CPU cooler????
« on: 05-February-04, 17:11:15 »

Check out my setup.  I want a great CPU Cooler.  I don't want to go with water cooling, so what does everyone think is the best Fan CPU Cooler?
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« Reply #1 on: 05-February-04, 17:20:33 »

Thermaltake Venus 12
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Gigabyte GH-PCU21-VG
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Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu
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« Reply #2 on: 05-February-04, 18:39:41 »

i have a dr. thermol and it works grate with my stock hsf i was at about 59C then i got the new hsf and it is about 37c all the time even at max load by the way i have a amd duron 1200
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« Reply #3 on: 05-February-04, 19:16:29 »
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  • I would go with the Zalman Al-Cu cooler (Copper and Aluminum). You could go with the All copper one but it's EXTREMELY heavy and there have been known cases where the motherboard has actually warped! :shocked:
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    « Reply #4 on: 05-February-04, 19:16:40 »

    Mr. Linge,

    It would help if you put the model of your CPU cooler.  Also, I don't think that a cooler for a 1.2 Duron would be sufficient for an XP 2000+.

    Nice try though
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    « Reply #5 on: 05-February-04, 19:44:05 »
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  • That Dr. Thermal cooler's base is only part copper, i would at LEAST get a total based copper cooler. Like my Zalman!
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    « Reply #6 on: 05-February-04, 19:50:29 »

    liquid nitrogen -- the ultimate cooling solution  :shocking:

    hijacking but couldn't resist after just reading it
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    « Reply #7 on: 05-February-04, 19:51:36 »
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  • We were talking realistic solutions..... :lol_anim:
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    « Reply #8 on: 05-February-04, 20:08:02 »

    Yeah, I've seen that 5 Ghz overclock with the liquid nitrogen, but like ruckus said, we've got to be realistic.  

    Keep the ideas comin though, I'm waiting to see what you all say.

    Thanks
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    « Reply #9 on: 05-February-04, 22:27:31 »

    will the zalman 7000 al/cu HSF fit on my MSI Neo2-PLS board?  It looks like a good one and I need a new fan to get rid of this crappy intel one.
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    « Reply #10 on: 05-February-04, 23:23:02 »

    I've been looking for a cooler as well -- and since I have to pass on the liquid nitrogen this time around . . .

    I want something that will offer good cooling for OC and QUIET. Someone on one of the other MSI boards suggested the Thermaltake Silent Boost and I'm pretty confident that is where I'm headed.

    It's not the MOST powerful cooler out there but compared well to SLK-800 heatsink with a 80mm screaming Vantec Tornado in one review.  That's plenty of cooling for me considering I'm running stock at the moment. Of course, its just one review but everything else I have read has been positive.

    And the user reviews at New Egg are strong as well.

    It seems if you want good cooling, low noise at a decent price. The Silent Boost is is a contender.
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    « Reply #11 on: 05-February-04, 23:34:05 »
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  • Here is an excellent cooling solution besides water
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    « Reply #12 on: 06-February-04, 01:11:24 »

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    Here is an excellent cooling solution besides water

    hmmm . . . very, very interesting . . . but for the $ it screams "I'M TOO CHICKEN TO WATERCOOL!"  :bonk:

    I just might have to try it . . .
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    « Reply #13 on: 06-February-04, 14:55:52 »
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  • this one id suggest  :-D) it isnt to loud and its a frigin power cooler  :-D) can really o/c whit this one
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    « Reply #14 on: 06-February-04, 15:07:45 »

    doesn't the amount of airflow make a difference?  airflow on those are like 20 cfm....
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    « Reply #15 on: 06-February-04, 15:28:08 »
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  • trust me those r damn good for o/cing...
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    « Reply #16 on: 06-February-04, 16:01:54 »

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    trust me those r damn good for o/cing...

    thanks for letting me jump in on this thread btw ean as I'm looking for to move from stock cooling for the first time.

    that being said . . .  (noobie question to follow)

    DarkBlaze . . . the Jet7 looks real nice for a real OC power cooler but it says for a AMD 3200XP and higher. Can you put something like that on a smaller processor (like the XP2600 or the 2000 which ean1879 has)?
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    « Reply #17 on: 06-February-04, 16:25:57 »
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  • yeah they dont change it would only mean you can realllly o/c the cpu becous of the coolers cooling potential......
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    « Reply #18 on: 06-February-04, 16:31:42 »

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    yeah they dont change it would only mean you can realllly o/c the cpu becous of the coolers cooling potential......

    schwing!
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    « Reply #19 on: 06-February-04, 16:34:51 »
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  • I know people that has the coolermaster jet 7 and it is very very large,  and it is sometimes a pain in the rear to put on.  You can adjust the fan speed for quiet or crank it up and it sound like a jet.  But he is right it does cool extreamly well.
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    « Reply #20 on: 06-February-04, 17:07:19 »

    Found a review here of the that has a nice graph comparing some of the fan/heatsinks discussed so far.

    Nice to get an idea for comparative temps and then can research as to the amount of noise you want to live with and whether or not the fan/heatsink will fit on your particular mobo.
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    « Reply #21 on: 07-February-04, 05:21:14 »

    I might be biased but...
    Thermalright SP-94 rules.

    I have quite an OC going on and temps 32C Idle Worst so far 50C

    With fan at slow setting on fan controller

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    « Reply #22 on: 07-February-04, 10:31:53 »

    Galf, do you have a fan on that Thermalright SP-94?
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    « Reply #23 on: 07-February-04, 10:51:31 »

    I use a jet 7 and they are pretty good.

    using a barton 2600 at 2.4ghz, idle temps 40c, load about 50c.
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    « Reply #24 on: 07-February-04, 14:43:05 »

    I think Galf's right, the new Thermalright coolers are the best.

    I got my SP-94 and SP-97 this Wednesday. Arctic Silver 5 is still "burning in" on them and they are already only 0.15°C / 0.1°C higher respectively than my Swiftech MCX478-V and MCX462-V were at settled temperatures. These heatsinks look to have finally taken Swiftech's crown.

    Fu.... ahem. Very difficult to instal compared to the Swiftech though. I'm still not convinced this fixing method is all together necessary, Swiftech's is definitely more innovative and preferable.

    But hey, whoever said the best performance was easy!!!
    You want easy, use "Generic White Goop" No. 13468 (search for it, it's a good thread!)
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    « Reply #25 on: 07-February-04, 14:53:59 »

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    Galf, do you have a fan on that Thermalright SP-94?

    Sorry, must have missed the "FAN" in your sig.
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    best air cooler for amd athlon xp
    « Reply #26 on: 07-February-04, 22:28:15 »

    Is the  slk-900a hands down, i tried zalman, stock, vantec, etc,

    nothing could consistently keep it out of the mid 50's c until this little baby and a 92 mm tornado came along now I'm never over 34c oclocked to 3200+ 208x 11

    tight fit on the msi k7n2 delta ilsr though........
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    RE: best air cooler for amd athlon xp
    « Reply #27 on: 07-February-04, 23:21:32 »

    that's the unfortunate thing about those monster heat sinks. they don't fit on a lot of the "older" boards. at least not on mine.  :nooo:
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    « Reply #28 on: 09-February-04, 20:58:39 »

    Thanks for helping to narrow down my choices

    I've got it narrowed down to two:

    slk-900a

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    Jet 7

    Anyone have any experience with these fitting on a KT6 Delta?

    Or any more subimissions that I should be considering?
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    « Reply #29 on: 09-February-04, 22:03:11 »

    This post has really helped me with similar issues!! Cheers
    Except all this AMD talk, I'v had my eye on the P4 jet seriers coolers too. Now my question is: Can we do the whole thread again with Intel compatible stuff? hehehehehe

    Oh yeah, my 2 cents worth is the jet 7 sucks in fresh air out in the draft of airflow from front to back and the intake is further away from the dirty (hot) air being disspelled from the CPU (hence cooler design).  :bonk:
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    « Reply #30 on: 14-February-04, 06:43:19 »

    Any cooler that can produce 0.50cw or lower is going to do overclocking.

    Easy calculation is;

    For every 1watt of heat your CPU chucks out, the heatsink needs to beable to transfer as much of that 1 watt away as possible.

    With a 0.50cw heatsink, your going to be able to rid 0.5watts of accumulated heat.



    So at 100% real CPU usage, lets say it kicks out 78watts.
    The heatsink will keep the temp at 39* at full load approximately, but too achieve that 0.50cw from a heatsink, the ambient temperature needs to be added into the equation.

    So sometimes you see a ratiing of above ambient temperature, or similar, on the thermal transfer graphs.

    An example, just an example as well.
    If the ambient temperature is 10* below that 39* of heat output, then the CPU will actual have a TRUE load temp of..........49*.
    If the ambient temperature is 20* below that 39* of heat output, then the load temp will be 39*
    If the ambient temperature is equal to that 39* of heat output (phew hot!) then it will climb to 59* load temp.

    etc, etc, etc.
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    « Reply #31 on: 14-February-04, 18:20:04 »
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    defintely the slk-900  i think mine is ........

    and strap a vantec tornado ontop and watch the stressed never get above 35C !!!

    YAY YAY YAY 8-))
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    « Reply #32 on: 15-February-04, 15:05:10 »

    I am quite happy with my Prometeia cooling (- 45°C)
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    « Reply #33 on: 15-February-04, 16:37:18 »
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    What model Mach 1 or Mach 2??
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    « Reply #34 on: 15-February-04, 18:34:52 »

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    I am quite happy with my Prometeia cooling (- 45°C)

    heh. and i thought that was a typo.

    that unit is amazing. expensive . . .  but amazing.
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    « Reply #35 on: 16-February-04, 17:16:07 »

    ;-(( It's only a Mach 1 but I've  bought it second-hand from a hardware-store (with warranty :biggthumbsup:) and it didn't cost that much so I am very happy with it :-D) ; Should I have to buy for one or other reason a new system  :confused2: but I don't think so:nooo:) I even would consider a brand new Mach 2. :like:
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    « Reply #36 on: 17-February-04, 01:05:08 »
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  • Thats the model im about ready to get soon.  How loud is it? i have seen the specks on it but i want to know first hand by a user.
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    « Reply #37 on: 17-February-04, 16:05:36 »

    For me it is quite quiet especially when you compare it to a Thermaltake case with all the fans on ; I would say it makes the same amount of noise as a well- ventilated case  (3 fans);  The only negativ thing about it is that it takes over five minutes to start up due to the cooling -system.
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    « Reply #38 on: 22-September-04, 19:09:56 »

    I use a Spark 7(all copper), and my temps using a Prescott are always 40-42 celcius. I'd use this before I used the jet 7.
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    « Reply #39 on: 22-September-04, 19:26:41 »
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  • go any thermalright heatsink, with a decent fan on it, it does wonders  8-))
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    « Reply #40 on: 24-September-04, 12:55:00 »

    ....and here's another Thermalright vote  :biggthumbsup:

    btw - contrary to some reviews / posts I found it very easy to instal  8-))
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    « Reply #41 on: 25-September-04, 11:22:40 »

    I had an xp 2000 up to 2.7 on my prometeia mach 2 13.5 x 200 1.9 volts all dy long
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    « Reply #42 on: 29-September-04, 18:23:30 »

    i have a zalman cnps7000a-cu all copper and im very happy with it. it has great cooling for my 3500+. and is VERY easy to install. for all you new builders, this heatsink is a no-brainer to install and is top quality. i highly recommend.
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    « Reply #44 on: 08-October-04, 17:13:47 »

    I recommend the Thermaltake Copper Cooler SLK-900A. She keeps my CPU nice and cool at 40 degrees under load.
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    ....and here's another Thermalright vote  :biggthumbsup:

    btw - contrary to some reviews / posts I found it very easy to instal  8-))

    yup!

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