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Old 30th April, 2004, 06:49 AM
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Which CPU HSF to get?

Due to the 8RDA3+ being a steeming pile i have to run my chip at 1.85v or it locks up.

With 1.85v it is rock solid, i ran Prime 95 for about 15 hours so that is good enough for me. Problem is that increaseing vcore increased the temp. So i need a better cooler.

I would also like to run this at 11x200, which it currently does fine at 1.85v but it is just to darn hot.

My ideas so far are

Coolermaster Jet 7+ (About $60)
Coolermaster Aero 7+ (only about $45)
Volcano 12+ ($55ish)

I have a budget of $60 which includes delivery. Rather buy at a computer market though.
What would be the best? Sound in not a problem, but if it is loud it must have a fan controller provided.

Case cooling is not too bad.

My current temps:

Room Temp: 22c
Case Temp: 26c
Idle Temp: 51c
Usage Temp: Seems to be around 56c hile gaming, and about 61c tops when running prime.

Current Cooler is stock AMD cooler that came with the 2500+.
It runs at about 3200rpm.

What improovements would i expect from the above coolers.

I need to decide in a weeks time as i plan to get it at the computer markets as it is cheaper.
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Old 30th April, 2004, 06:58 AM
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are those proces in canadian?

if not, the thermalright slk-900a costs about $35 but it is without a fan. i would then buy a thermaltake smart fan 2 and place its thermal probe next to the cpu core for rpm regulation according to temperature.

both those coolermaster sinks are aluminum, so dont expect too much from them. the volcano 12+ is a good HSF, but it is loud at 55dB (for comparison: the average conversation is about 45dB) it comes with manual rpm adjustment.

if i were you, i would get the slk-900a/sf2 combination, that way you dont have to worry about forgetting to adjust the fan knob when gaming.

btw, the slk-800, and the other slk-9xx heatsinks are also good products.

btw#2, you double posted.
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Old 30th April, 2004, 07:15 AM
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Yes i guess i forgot to mention it is AU$.

The SLK900 is like $75 without a fan.
+ Thermaltake Smart Fan = $21

$96, bit out of my range i guess.
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Old 30th April, 2004, 09:19 PM
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I have a Coolermaster Aero 7+ which I no longer use. It's only an average cooler.

Out of those 3 you listed, I think the Volcano is the best bet.
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Old 30th April, 2004, 11:27 PM
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i would take the volcano
however...if you can manage to find a volcano 9+..it has the copper slug that goes ALL THE AWY THROUGH so you can see it through the fins. with my current set up i get 42c max with the volcano 9+ @ 1.75v
the volcano 11 i treid would not go below 46 @ idle..even with it being 12c outside, and the pc right next to an open window bigger than the case. both had a smartfan 2.
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Old 1st May, 2004, 01:41 AM
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isn't the Thermal Take Silent Boost a better cooler than the Volcano 12 at about the same price?

I have heard that it is only slight warmer than the Volcano 12 but is much quieter.
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Old 1st May, 2004, 07:10 AM
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Of the ones you mention the cano 12 is a very good cooler .
I am using a ThermalRight ALX-800 with a mechatronics 53cfm 39db fan , total cost about $28 USD , great cooling .
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