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Old 04-18-2005, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK when you buy a heatsink do you want one that is all copper or one that touches the Processor to be copper and the rest can be aluminum?
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Preferably all copper, BUT be very carefull, those things weigh half a ton (actually around 775g), and can damage your omoboo if jostled. Try and find one that gets good reviews and falls within AMDs limits on weight.
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All copper or bust for me
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Here's something a little interesting on the subject...



http://www.overclockers.com/tips188/
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The (all copper) HS's are very heavy, but if installed properly it's not a problem at all. Just don't drop the MOBO off the table with the heatsink installed. Then you'll be all set.
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If you want the best cooling then all copper is the way to go. But if you want a little cheaper/less heavy then just a heatsink where the contact area is copper and the fins are aluminum (that will do fine). Like a zalman Al-cu version or something. Because the contact area is still copper but most of the fins are aluminum so not much cooling is lost. I saw the differences in a review and there is very little difference between the all copper and the al-cu (for zalman anyway).
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The all Al xp-120 is rated higher then almost all the coppers, except the ones you need like a special case for.

But when you are comparing HSF of the same sizes, Cu is definatly better,
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The all Al xp-120 is rated higher then almost all the coppers, except the ones you need like a special case for.
If you are referring to the 7700-cu you do not need a special case. It fits fine in my standard ATX case. Usually the only problem is that it somtimes obstructs the first two ram slots. But you can always install the ram first or use only the 3 and 4 slots.

It will fit most any case and mobo though.
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No i was referring to the ThermalTake Towers.
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it's not that much of a difference.
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