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Old 19th August, 2003, 02:52 AM
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Question Thermaltake Volcano 9 vs Thermalright SK-7

I heard the SK-7 was a excellent cooler that doesnt break the bank. I am currently using a V9 and my temps are hitting as high as 55C full load on a 1.7V @ 1.93GHz.

I can get a SK-7 for ~$15 which is less then I paid for the V9. WOuld it be worth the $15 to get one?
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Old 19th August, 2003, 03:15 AM
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ABSOLUTELY.. Take the fan off the V9, attach it to the SK7 and you will definitely get a BIG improvement. The V9's fan is really good (SF2), but the heatsink is absolute garbage.

BTW: where can you get the sk7 for $15?
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Although after shipping its like 22$, still an amazing price. I wish I had spent the extra dough and gotten an SK7 with some more quietness.
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I bought a $15.99 sk-7 from svc along with some fans and round cables great deal , keeps my XP 2500 barton below 40C with a sunnon 50cfm fan ( not too loud ) .
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Thermalright SK-7 , ArticSilver 3 and ThermaTake SmartFan 2 @ full power ,24c room temp :

http://www.vcffuk.eclipse.co.uk/2405mhz%20temps.jpg

very good and very cheap hsf .
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d@rk, what is your ambiant temps out of curiousity? Also do you have a duct to your CPU?
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my room temp is ~24c-25c .
no duct .my system airflow involves :

120mm Papst in (front)
40mm x2 on hd caddy's

80mm SmartFan2 on cpu
40mm x2 Iceberq's on nb/sb
60mm Taisol hsf on gfx
80mm x3 on psu
80mm Papst out (back)


have you re-applied AS3 and checked for good contact .
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