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Old 03-05-2004, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I have gone through a couple of heatsink+fan combos, but they both just don't seem to cut it. I have an Athlon XP 2600+ (not overclocked). My house is usually around 78-80 degrees but my cpu usually idles around 111-118 farenhieght and it will run at 125 on extreme load. I feel this is much too hot and what a better heatsink/fan combo. Would this be suitable? Anyways here is a list of the manufacturers. I would appreciate any help.
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A Volcano 11 or 12 should do the trick. I think they are pretty much the best coolers around for the price.
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Those are fairly normal temps for the 2600. The lowest I've had mine is 32C and that is with a slk-800a and a 80mm tornado at full blast. If you're not going to overclock then I wouldn't worry about the temp that you have. It's not worth spending more money on.

BTW what heatsinks have you gone through?
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