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Thread: New Cpu, Need Cooling.




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    I'll be upgrading to an AMD Athlon 3200+ Barton soon. Should I get a better cooler than the stock one?
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    the stock cooler should be fine as long as your not overclocking and the case airflow is ok
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    And if you do decide to go with a new cooler, how much are you willing to spend?
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    I dunno, what do good coolers run? 20-25 bucks?
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    40gb WD 7200rpm w/ 8mb cache
    Albatron GF4 Ti4200 Turbo 128mb
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    I really like the Vantec Aeroflow one of the best you can get for 20-30$

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    ThermalTake Volcano 7+
    ThermalTake SilentBoost (SILENT, cools wonderfully)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    ThermalTake Volcano 7+
    ThermalTake SilentBoost (SILENT, cools wonderfully)
    absolutly. the volcano 7+ is cheap and effective, but I love the silent boost. It's perfect, I swear ;)
    In a warm room, on a hot pally athlon, it keeps my cpu below 45 C and at only a whisper :D

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    I probably hit up the silent boost, 30 bucks is worth it. Also, is this the right stuff as far as thermal paste?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-202&depa=1
    Enermax Case 300w
    Albatron KX400-8X
    AMD 1800+ XP
    512mb PC2700 RAM
    40gb WD 7200rpm w/ 8mb cache
    Albatron GF4 Ti4200 Turbo 128mb
    Windows XP Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallows
    Also, is this the right stuff as far as thermal paste?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-202&depa=1
    No. You want Arctic Silver 3 or 5

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    I'd actually recomend Arctic Silver Ceramic, which is what i use. It's been tested to work better than arctic silver 3, although I don't know how it compares arctic silver 5. It's also 100% non-conductive and easier to clean up than AS3.

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