Cooling/Heatsink question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2008, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Dio1080's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 205
Lightbulb Cooling/Heatsink question

I'm about to overclock my AMD Athon 64 X2 4000 Brisbane (AM2) and trying to to decide which cooler is good and if it will fit in a Mid Tower case.

Here is my selections i was looking at: - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail - ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail - Arctic Silver ASTA-7G (2-PC-SET) Premium Silver Thermal Adhesive - OEM - Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM - ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler - Retail

Capitol-College '2014
M.S. in Information Assurance
North Carolina A&T State University '2011
B.S. in Computer Science
Dio1080 is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 05:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,955
Default Re: Cooling/Heatsink question

The Tuniq is better of the two, but bigger. As for fitting, it would probably be close. Only way to tell is to break out a ruler.

Do not get thermal adhesive. Thermal paste or grease is what you want.

This is best: - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thermal Paste Question Higach Overclocking and Modding 8 01-04-2008 11:48 PM
Rivatuner Question Drewser Overclocking and Modding 2 11-28-2007 02:40 PM
Power Supply Question + Overclocking Question Grievearz New Systems | Building and Buying 21 09-11-2007 11:59 PM
RAID question? Ice8168 New Systems | Building and Buying 15 07-20-2007 04:19 PM
Help me clear something up please(Fresh install of xp type question) jonny_uk Microsoft Windows and Software 2 04-21-2007 05:38 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.