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Old 21st June, 2004, 10:57 PM
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Best socket A air cooler????

Ok, I'm getting a bit tired of my Vantec aerocool spinning and whining away and not getting a whole lot of cooling. So all you Thermalright people and the like!!! What's the best Socket A air cooler around for a reasonable price? Heatsink/fan combinations, all in one units etc etc. I'm looking to spend around £40 ($90 ish).

My Aerocool is ok but I know their are better coolers out there. Size and fan noise arn't problems, but the quieter the better although I am looking to bump my XP-M up a bit.

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Old 21st June, 2004, 11:41 PM
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SVC has the 947u on sale for $20... I don't know if they ship to the UK tho.

I love thermalrights..
I'm running a 948u, 947u, 900a, a pair of SK7's and even a 600.
With a good adjustable fan, you can't go wrong... the Thermaltake Smart Fan 2 works great with thermalright.
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Old 22nd June, 2004, 05:24 AM
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SP97 by Thermalright is hands down the best. on my chip XP-m 2500@2300 i maintain 40c at full load. thats with a 2500rpm 92mm antec fan that is quieter than my videocard fan. the best.
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Old 22nd June, 2004, 08:27 AM
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Hi, the best places for "cheap" & "quality" heat sinks in the UK are www.overclock.co.uk or maybe www.ebuyer.co.uk, you may want to read up on heat sink lapping. Or try searching on AOA
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Old 22nd June, 2004, 04:38 PM
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While I can't really recommend a specific heatsink model, I will pass on the few things I have learned about them on AThlon processors:

1. The heatsink needs to be either all copper or have a copper core that contacts the processor die.

2. Stay away from high RPM small fans - a 60mm fan turning at 3600rpm will almost always move more air than a 40mm fan at 7000 rpm.

3.Make sure you get a smoorth, THIN layer of heatsink compound between the die and processor core - too much will drive temperatures up.

Hope that helps some.
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Old 22nd June, 2004, 10:02 PM
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"dolanenwindrift" is correct, copper is the way forward!!!!!!!
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Old 23rd June, 2004, 03:07 PM
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im verry happy whit my slk 947u im running 218x11.5 at 1,95v and i never been more than 47c but im not to sure it well fit on ur Epox 8rda3+
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Old 23rd June, 2004, 06:48 PM
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The slk 947 will fit on the Epox 8rda3+ board with the stock backplate. I am running this right now. It was time consuming to put on due to the backplate on the back side of the board.
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Old 23rd June, 2004, 06:55 PM
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then u just need a better fan how mutch air *cfm dose ur fan give now ?
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Yeah that would be the first step, just buy a new fan for now, you can always get a new heatsink later if the new fan doesnt help much, i use thermalright slk900a and a thermaltake 92mm smartfan II(has a speed controller) I run my vcore at 1.9v 2400m clocked at 2405mhz, and its pretty hot here now, my max temps dont go over 50c, and the setup is pretty quiet for the ammount of cooling it does.
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Old 24th June, 2004, 07:52 PM
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Is the back plate for my board a separate item? I know the board has the holes to fit the thermalright. My board is rev 2.1. Does the back plate come with the heatsink?
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Old 24th June, 2004, 08:28 PM
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If the heatsink needs a back plate it would normally be included.
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Old 24th June, 2004, 09:20 PM
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For the 947u, the standard backplate will not work on all boards. DFI lanparty and Abit NF7s v2.0 require the neoplate. The neoplate is actually the standard backplate used on the 948u. I have both, and I managed to get the 947u on my NF7s by using the neoplate that came with the 948u.. I used the 948 on my AI7 (P4 board) using the P4 brackets. The best thing to do if you are not sure is to go to the thermalright site, and check for compatibility for the model HS you are interested in. They do a good job identifying problems.

@mobius: AFAIK, the SF2 only comes in an 8cm version. If you have a 9cm version, please tell me more. I love my SF2's. I have 3, but if they start selling 9cm versions, I'll order a bunch right now.
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Search for the biggest hunk of copper by thermalright you can find, not only will it being big help heat disapation and capacity, you can also fit a bigger, lower rpm fan to it. Also be sure to invest in some artic silver and take your time applying it and seating the heatsink properly.

My ax7 here is going a fine job despite 'only' being an 80mm heatsink, time to get out the vantec tornado and hook it up to some fan control.

Which brings me to my questions, is it safe to hang about 600g off a 3 lug connector?
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i use the backplate that came whit the 947u but i had to be carefull that the screws didnt touch the solidering on mobo
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If you want high heat dissipation and quiet the Zalman 7000CU is supposed to be an excellent HSF. Beware this thing is big, and heaxy. Pictures don't do it justice. You might want to go to a store and feel how huge and heavy the thing is before buying it. Also if it feels to heavy for you there is also a model that is partly aluminium.
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If you want high heat dissipation and quiet the Zalman 7000CU is supposed to be an excellent HSF. Beware this thing is big, and heaxy. Pictures don't do it justice. You might want to go to a store and feel how huge and heavy the thing is before buying it. Also if it feels to heavy for you there is also a model that is partly aluminium.

Zalman 7000 CU will not fit on the 8RDA3+. I have tried and it would be possible with some slight modification but if you are going to get a new HSF then just buy one that fits.

The Thermalright slk 947u fits this board with the supplied backplate. I am using it right now and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed with its performance either.
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