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Old 07-02-2006, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sonn going to replace the stock heatsink/fan I got with my X2 4400+. I've read that the XP-90 is best. I've also heard that I should get a 92mm fan for it also. Do I really need this fan?
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get teh big typhoon, i got the 3800 overclocked at 2.8 ghz with a 120mm fan, i got a stronger one than the stock fan.
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My personal recommendation is the Zalman 9500, but that new Thermaltake heatsink looks crazy. You might want to check that out (it's in a recent thread on this forum).

Edit: Here: http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tta-25.html?id=KEN2c5qW
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My personal recommendation is the Zalman 9500, but that new Thermaltake heatsink looks crazy. You might want to check that out (it's in a recent thread on this forum).

Edit: Here: http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tta-25.html?id=KEN2c5qW
that's the one I have.
I put 2 x 120mm fans on it, and my Sempron 2800+ (overclocked) gets 28ÂșC max (at 100% load, 24/7. I run folding@home on this thing)
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That's the DUMBEST thing i have EVER seen.
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I think you could've dug up a better adjective than that :P. What do you mean?
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Why? Having a big copper heatsink drops your temperatures darastically, sometimes even close to watercooling temperatures. (except WC temps are never accurate, but neither is air temps :P).

The issue is installing them and the stress they put on your CPU. Killed two CPU with my thermaltake tower heatsink, one RMA'd the other was a OEM, so 300 dollars down the drain
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I've removed and put the thing on my Sempron several times, nothing's gone wrong.
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The XP-120 is better than that. I'd get Big Typhoon or a Sonic tower. That's my opinion.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tta-25.html?id=KEN2c5qW

i would be careful using this one, it probably has specific orientation specs... it might not work @ 90* to horizontal. heat pipes rely on gravity to function propery.
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