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Thread: best amd cooler?




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    Hey there, I was wondering in people's experiences what is the best cooler to get as my CPU runs way too hot?

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    If you through these threads in the cooling section. You will see a ton of similiar posts to yours and all the cooling suggestions you can imagine.

    Happy reading, I am sure you will find what you need,

    Chez

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    everyone here has their own idea of what the 'best' cooler is, but we can it narrow down if you tell us which AMD CPU you have.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    as of coolers......the cooler master x-dream SE is really good. i've also heard of the volcano 7+ which is good. with either 1 you can oc a barton 2500+ to 3000+ speeds easily.
    My rig:
    amd athlon xp 2500+ barton core @2.16GHZ (180mhz 12x)
    cooler master x-dream(with cooler master high performance thermal compound)
    mobo: asus a7n8x deluxe
    512mb of ddr pc-3200
    radeon 9500 pro
    pctv tuner card
    antec 5.1 speakers
    antec case with 5 80mm fans
    430 watts psu
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    If your temps are good, you can overclock a Barton 2500+ to 3200+ with a stock cooler.

    I have a 1800+ pali O/C in my wifes computer with an AMD stock cooler. It just happens to work and keep it cool in the configuration I have.
    I had to lap the heck out of it to get it flat. After that though, it worked like a champ. So not all stock coolers are bad.
    You can't assume either a stock cooler, or aftermarket is going to be flat either. That is why I always double check and lap it before I call it a dud and buy a new one.

    Chez

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    I have an AMD Xp2000 that runs in the low sixties at idle and about 68 at load which of course is way bad :(

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    well, i donno if volcano 7+ is the best right now. cause my 200x9.5 barton setup is running at 46-51 at load when running UT2003 demo for 3 hrs.

    i think for heatsink, the SLK series is the best right now. I wanna get the sLK 900, but didnt have the 90 bucks canadian to spend on a heatsink. To go with taht heatsink, the vantec tornato with a fan controler will be the best.


    I use a fan controller myself for my 7+ cuase i cant stand running my 7+ at 5800 rpm cause is too freaking loud. i am running the fan at 5000 which is a bit more quiet, and it cools good.
    My new gaming rig..

    [size=1.28]asus a78nx-deluxe
    2x256mb pc 3200 ddr 400.(with cooling)
    athlon Xp 2500+ ( at 200x10=2000mhz .)
    seagate 80gb 8mb SATA
    Tt vlocano 7+ cpu cooling
    Clear case from HK.
    Leaktek fx5600 128mb
    enermax 350w PSU
    wireless internet setup[/size]


    (game/ftp server) windows xp pro, duron 1.4ghz, 256mb pc 2100 2x40gb Hd, radeon 9200se chieftec dragon
    canada price watch :)

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    I have a p4 spark 7+ XE with 29 idle and 38 load. room is 30
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Ill give yas a bit more detail. I have an xp2000, msi k7t 266 pro2-u mboard. The system temperature according to bios is between 35-40C. The CPU will started at about 30 something when I first turn it on and will shoot up relaly quickly to the 60's. Since the system temp is good im guessing i need a better cpu cooler. That sound about right?

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    Sounds like you def need a better cooler. Also, you might wanna check your thermal grease application. I mean, a 30c jump is pretty high. I think the Volcano 7+ will do nicely in your set up, if you lap it and get some good grease, you can run it on medium and o/c and the noise will still be way down :thumb:. Good luck, : peace2: Mista K6
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