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Old 23rd May, 2002, 08:19 PM
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Question Retail boxed cpu and heatsink?

I'm asking for a friend of mine (and for my own knowledge too), when you buy a retail boxed cpu which includes the heatsink does the heatsink come attached to the cpu? I wouldn't think so, but I've never bought a retailed cpu. I'm sure that some of you have run across this at some time. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 23rd May, 2002, 08:49 PM
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Re: Retail boxed cpu and heatsink?

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I'm asking for a friend of mine (and for my own knowledge too), when you buy a retail boxed cpu which includes the heatsink does the heatsink come attached to the cpu? I wouldn't think so, but I've never bought a retailed cpu. I'm sure that some of you have run across this at some time. Thanks a bunch.
The current crop of CPU design requires that the HSF is mounted to the mobo somehow. Therefore, they are not attached in the box. You still have the same work to install the cpu and HSF to the mobo.
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Thanks a bunch SteveI. I thought that was the way it had to be, but since I stay away from retail boxes as much as possible I wasn't 100% sure.
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Thanks a bunch SteveI. I thought that was the way it had to be, but since I stay away from retail boxes as much as possible I wasn't 100% sure.
You should continue to stay away as well.

The stocl heatsink is a bit rubbish, and its expensive for what it is.

You would be much better off with an OEM chip and a Taisol 760 cooler.
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I dont know- that 3year warrenty and free paper weight/ video card cooler for $15 more is worth it to me!
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Those OEM CPU fans that come with XP processors. They are WORTHLESS. What a crock
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HAHA! im having to use a paperweight at the moment since there is a capacitor that stops me using a decent sized heatsink on this motherboard! i dont look at temperatures since i would panic and rip the power cord out!
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they are good for some things, just not CPU's
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The slight extra cost for an RB'd version of AMD processors ain't such a bad deal. As I can't afford the higher tariff, the blister pack remains a dream. I read that the HSF that now comes with the CPU is OK for non-OC'd use. Chipzilla charges a lot more for their RB'd versions, or at least used to.
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Myself, I've got the Glaciator II. It works like a charm. When it gets to the point where it can no longer do it's job I'll use it for a doorstop or bench anvil. Yeah, I've heard horror stories about people trying to oc with the stock hs/f's and watching their new toy turn into Chernoble.
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Myself, I've got the Glaciator II. It works like a charm. When it gets to the point where it can no longer do it's job I'll use it for a doorstop or bench anvil.
I also use the Glaciator II, and when it comes the time this is no longer sufficient I'm going to seriously reconsider the safety of this hobby... in other words, if that massive mound of copper can't cool any slot A cpu created, then I need to get away from something that runs that hot!
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My friend I mentioned in the first post went ahead and bought a retail XP1800+, and found out the hard way about another reason to not buy retail: He bought it last week (Wednesday the 22nd, I believe) and it was delivered this Wednesday (the 29th). The date code on the chip indicated it was from a run in the second week of Feb.!! It's running hot and slow. XP1800+ at 50C and 1610.

I think part of his disappointment is that my 1.4 is running cooler than his ( he also has the Glaciator) and just as fast.
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