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Potatoe2
03-23-2002, 01:13 PM
I am building an 1800+ xp cpu system and I am curious to know if the retail boxed cpu fan and heat sink is the best to use. I see alot of alternatives out there. I do plan to have a front 80mm fan and a rear 80mm fan ( I do have the case and fans purchased). What do you guys think?:rolleyes:

Darthtanion
03-23-2002, 01:27 PM
If you just plan on running at stock speeds, then you'll probably do fine with the stock heatsink on a retail processor. But since you're even visiting this site (which deals a lot in overclocking anyway), I'd guess that it is possible that you have goals of pushing your processor at least a bit.

If this is the case, then get yourself a good heatsink that will cool well. There are a huge amount of options out there, and many of them are reasonably priced. I'm currently using a Dr Thermal TI-V86N unit on my 1800+ processor and am having great results. If you're wanting something quiet that still works well, then take a look at the Thermaltake Volcano 7+ model.

Good luck! :)

Potatoe2
03-23-2002, 01:38 PM
You are correct. I cant leave any thing as it is and will be overclocking. Quite and cool is my goal. I will do a little research and give it a try. thanx!

TisMeDT
04-03-2002, 01:33 PM
Dont forget the Artic Silver!!!!:)

RDR
04-04-2002, 01:59 AM
Dont forget the Artic Silver!!!!:)

that's Arctic Silver :no:

Shepps
04-04-2002, 08:33 AM
lol :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Potatoe2
04-04-2002, 11:22 AM
Thanx guys, I did some reading and I will use Arctic Silver, I will not however use a shim. It might be a mistake but I only purchased a Duron cpu until my system is complete. If I mess it up No big loss. I think that everything will go well though.
And thanx for the tip on the Volcano 7. I will go with it whenever my cpu and mobo get off of backorder.

Dinkus
04-04-2002, 01:44 PM
Those Volcano 7's are phreakin huge and heavy you might think about droppin a couple bucks on a shim when you move up to the better proc. My friend had one of them and chipped his 1333 thundy, he cried himself to sleep every night for a week after that. Youll know what i mean once you get your paws on that Volcano 7.

Potatoe2
04-04-2002, 01:56 PM
Hmm, I will reserve judgement until I receive the volcanoe 7. Costs me nothing to wait. Thanx!

RDR
04-05-2002, 05:21 AM
Darthtanion recommended the Volcanoe 7+ not the Volcanoe 7

Despite the similarity in names - the HSF are very different

the original 7 was really not an impressive performer, whereas the 7+ is