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Thread: amd 1700+ cpu cooler?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003


    this is the 1st time building a pc. and i dont know, do i need a cpu cooler? and if so which one? and what is a shim? and what is copper and some other heatspreader?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    I get the best price/performance from usin' the copper Volcano 7+ (miles ahead of that retail thing they call a HSF) and forget about shims as they're just plain useless unless ya extremely hamfisted.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    seriously.. the volcano7+ is so good that it even has a cult of followers.

    the volcano9 seems to be a lot cheaper though (which is what i have runnin at a decent noise level set on 3,00rpm) .. 12$USD at

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    if you ever plan to overclock, you might as well get a thermalright hs with a smart fan 2 or vantec....the volcano series is nice but not as good as the thermalright offerings....look around various'll see.

    there's a heatsink review there....
    Barton 2500+ (218x11) - SLK800A w/Vantec Tornado - G-byte GA7N400L1 - 256x2 TwinMOS DDR400 - BBA R9600Pro - Antec 350W

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    it depends on what you are planning on doing with your comp, if you are not planning on OC, then you may want to consider a less effecient, but much quiter HSF...but if you are planning on doing some tinkering or it's going to be in a hot environment, then you may want to consider something like the volcano 7+ or 11

    here may be a good one if you are not going for an OC: Vantec Aeroflow
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    I went to Fry's (Dallas) and got a new CoolerMaster fan for 9.99. It works good. It has a manual speed controller on it too that is adjustable.

    Mine is running on a AMD XP 2400. Never locks up and keeps it hella cool. Make sure to use that grease between the cooler and the processor.

    That's my 2 cents.

    J :afro:

    [Edit by Raven - Removed ALL CAPS :cheers: ]

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