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MagCynic
05-03-2002, 08:19 AM
I'm getting a Athlon XP 1600+ and was wondering if it came with a HSF. I'm not gonna overclock it at all and want to keep costs down. And if it doesn't come with cooling, what's a good, low cost one to get?

Darthtanion
05-03-2002, 09:42 AM
If you ordered a retail AMD processor, then yes, it comes with a heatsink. If you bought OEM because it was cheaper, then you'll have to provide your own unless the seller happens to throw one in.

MagCynic
05-03-2002, 09:56 AM
Alright well I'm getting an OEM Athon XP 1600+ from Newegg.com. I was gonna get a Volcano 7+, but I'd rather get something cheaper that can still get the job done.

Mr.Tweak
05-03-2002, 11:04 AM
Good choice: http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=188

Albinus
05-03-2002, 01:47 PM
I recently built a system for a friend with an Athlon XP 1600+, and the Volcano 6Cu is a nice cooler that isn't too noisy and provides adequate cooling for non-overclocked machines. His load temperatures never exceed 50 degrees (even though his machine is downstairs in the workshop), and has yet to have a stability problem with it :)

daedalus
05-03-2002, 02:44 PM
The Volcano 7+ is alot better then the 6Cu right ?

Albinus
05-03-2002, 02:49 PM
The Volcano 7+ is alot better then the 6Cu right ?


And a lot more expensive :cackle:

Trust me, for no overclocking the 6Cu is more than adequate ;)

The Volcano 7+ really starts to pay off when overclocking is concerned. :)

FiReBLaZR
05-04-2002, 10:49 AM
I just bought a "Thermalright AX-7" and a "Thermaltake Volcano 7"...im going to use the temp reading fan on the AX-7...i cant take my delta anymore...especially after using the new iMac at my friends house...(watercooling sounds)...anywayz...is that a good match...what i bought????

peace

FiReBLaZR

Shepps
05-04-2002, 05:48 PM
My mate got a Volcano 7+ in his comp, overclocked Athllon 1700 to a 1900 with it :D

Albinus
05-04-2002, 09:15 PM
My mate got a Volcano 7+ in his comp, overclocked Athllon 1700 to a 1900 with it :D


Remember people, MagCynic said he/she doesn't want to overclock. Whilst it's very nice to suggest a A$50 HSF, if a A$20 one will do then only suggest it (he/she said a low cost one) ;)

Wiggo
05-05-2002, 11:23 AM
Here's something to do 1st before using the HSF with a retail pack and that's to remove the TIM attached to as ya'll see in this pic of one that came close to cooking the chip. :eek:

hbidad
05-05-2002, 11:45 AM
looks like someone put the clip on backwards!

chisholm
05-05-2002, 03:09 PM
The 7+ is a high-end cooler....u wouldn't want it unless u were doing some quite serious overclocking.....if ur not gonna overclock pretti much anything like a volcano Cu6 or even a dirt cheap FOP 32 is more than adequate:afro:

Albinus
05-05-2002, 08:35 PM
if ur not gonna overclock pretti much anything like a volcano Cu6 or even a dirt cheap FOP 32 is more than adequate:afro:


I wouldn't go as low as the FOP32..... although it was an awesome cooler in its day (and still cools my 1GHz Pentium III) the Volcano 6Cu is a little more efficienct for an Athlon XP ;)

chisholm
05-06-2002, 12:30 PM
really? hmmm well a fop 38 is more than adequat for even mild overclocking....i would have thought a fop 32 would be fine for stock speeds:D

Wiggo
05-06-2002, 12:43 PM
It would have to be a well ventilated case and the FOP lapped as well and then it would only be just able to keep the core within spec but I've seen a couple that will still fall over when the pressure got too much and that clip on them would have to be one of the worlds worst.. :smokin:
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Beefy
05-06-2002, 12:45 PM
I agree. I lost two Athlons thanks to that stupid clip.. :hmph:

chisholm
05-06-2002, 04:07 PM
hmmm well i used a wbk for a while...i think they have the same clip and similar performance....and that managed ok b4 i modded my case and overclocked...and that was a xp2000:afro: