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Old 25th March, 2007, 08:05 PM
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Heatpipe for an old board

Hi Guys, its been a while since I posted here, but can't think where else could I ask this question.

I have an Abit NF7-2 ver 2 which is running an AMD Athlon XP2800+ at 2.2gHz. I've no need to overclock it as its mostly used for e-mail and the odd letter, and browsing.. The machine has now been moved to the living room and I find the noise from the fans quite annoying when the PC is on and someone is trying to watch the TV. No problem I thought, I'll just upgrade the cooler to one of those heatpipe thingy's and use a large low RPM fan.... Do you think I can find one that will fit a 462 (socket A) mobo

The closest I came was a Zalman CNPS7000B Series Super Flower Cooler, which whilst its not a heat pipe cooler, claims to be quiet and efficeint.. then I checked the compatibility and there was a big red cross against my mobo

So guys, I'm up for recomendations for a suitable quiet, cool looking (the PC side panel is cutout so I would like to see it !) heatpipe type cooler that will fit an Abit N7 board... and preferably available in the UK

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There are plenty of 80Mm fan coolers that will fit that board and are fairly quiet. I think there are some clearance issues with your socket on that board.

Something like this is cheap and performs ok on a non OC CPU and you can control your noise and cooling balance.
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Old 26th March, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

I have something like that on the chip at the moment, but with a fixed fan speed. Maybe I'll try a different fan, and one with a controller like that one shown so that in adle I can turn it down to a tick over
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How much are you wanting to spend? I know less is better.
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Been doing a tad more research.. Am I right in thinking that the Athlon XP is also known as a member of the AMD K7 family, and if so would this suit

http://www.aria.co.uk/dynres/cHJvZHV...AxMTQuanBn.jpg

Its a Thermaltake Big Typhoon cooler and according to this site it suits K7 boards
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it is a K7. That is a nice unit. Check you clearance around your socket.
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Talking

did u look at this one --

si-97a

http://www.quietpc.com/files/images/...s/tr-si97a.jpg

http://www.quietpc.com/files/images/...tr-si97ax3.jpg

nice thing about it is, in the 97A variety, it moves over to A64 as well...
and has all brackets for SktA and A64 included.

Just mount your own choice of adjustable 90mil fan and you're set to go.
Excellent perf, and light in weight.

(also is specified for your board)
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That is a nice piece of hardware. And being cross platform that is a big plus.
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