Cooling fan/HSF for T-bird 1.2 recommendation
Just got a brand new T-bird 1.2 266fsb, but it was OEM, no fan or anything. I have some Arctic Silver 2 on the way, but now I need suggestion for a good fan/cooler- globalwin, golden orb, what? I know nothing about these super duper fans for these fast new processors. I'm looking to spend less than $20, if possible. Noise not really a consideration right now.
By the way, it's going in ASUS A7V133 mobo with 300W psu.
i have a 1.2ghz with a high speed (6800rpm) fan coupled with a thremoengine heat sink
it still runs warm. 68 deg C stays pretty constant. it cost me $40 with shipping. so if you find anything cheaper good lusk with the cooling. check out hardocp web site for there take on fans also try toms hardware site they both review hsf's and will tell you the best to get
I got 1.2GHz T-bird with a Cooler Master HSF, runs at 5000rpm. Temp is about 38C-45C. Cooler Master's aren't very good though. I think that's a low enough temp anyway. It cost AUD$20, so it'd probably be US$5-10.
bobyt1: Are sure there isn't something wrong with your setup. That's really hot for a HSF of that price, or any price for that matter.
Go with the volcano II. they are less than 10 bucks and they are quiet.
and bobyt1 there is something way wrong. 68C is way to high for that heatsink. Something may not be right. Like heatsink not touching core or something.
I have the Coolermaster 1400mhz one for my 1.2. It's overclocked to 1400 though but temp are around 50c which is good enough!
Well the Volcano II will do a great job for the price, the 5000rpm fan is quite quiet and it should keep it under 50C all the time.
bobyt1: That's way too hot, did you take off the TIM on the bottom of the HS and do you have Thermal paste or Arctic silver, if so then how much have you got on there? Too much is bad.
I'm running a 1.33(266) Athlon w/the Thermo
Engine and standard fan,(not the 38 cfm
At "idle" I seem to be running 44-48 degrees
C (about 112F). Is this normal for this,my
first Athlon? Because of high praise of the
Thermo's heat tape by HardOCP,I'm not using
any thermal paste.
(Thermo Engine was $30US + shipping from
Thanks for any input.
To give you an idea, I have the ThermoEngine with the 6800 RPM Delta on a 1 Gig Athlon.
Full Load (RC5)= 43°C
I'd suggest you not to use the Arctic Silver 2 thermal paste. You're running a bigger risk of closing the bridges on top of the CPU and shorting the CPU if the paste ever gets onto it.
When you a apply Artic Silver II you dont use a lot. You only use a drop. Also you only put it on the cpu core.
Arctic silver is not conductive. I got it all over my old 800Bird. Use less then a drop and always get the siringe going over a piece of paper. It comes out fast. You need a very small amount. Then spread it with a razor. If you use the right amount you wont get it anywhere but the core. I got alot of practice.
For the heatsink. Check out Millenium Glaciator. They don't use that noisy delta fan. It's just right. If it was any louder I would not want it. And it's about 6db lower then the delta fan. 3db means twice as loud btw.
Bought one of these from another place for almost twice the price. My T-bird 1.133 @ 1.4 runs 30c at idle and maxes out at 44c doing some serious vid editing & compiling.
shop around...some pretty decent stuff at the site. (and no I don't work there)
Well, even Arctic Silver II is claimed to have negligible electrical conductivity, not totally no electrical conductivity.
Anyway, why wouldn't the silver be conductive if the paste is 78% silver?
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