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FastEddie
Premium,Ex-Mod 2001-13
join:2000-12-29
Channel Z
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1 recommendation

Poll : What Heatsink Do You Prefer



What Heatsink do you use? A short explanation why and links to the Heatsink would be appreciated.

Here's mine :

I use the Volcano 7+ because it is an all copper heatsink and the fan can be set to run a low,medium or high.

This will help future OC'ers and BBR users find info on what Heatsink we prefer and think are the best.
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paul
Granpa Paul
Premium,MVM,ExMod 2006
join:2001-07-14

I run DC projects, mostly Seti on 10 XP boxes, most mildly overclocked. My favorite hsf is this one -»www.nexfan.com/29/299.htm?850 It's all copper, mirror finish bottom (no need for lapping!) and has a 70mm fan running 5k rpm's. Copper clip that works well, has a screwdriver clip on each side, invaluable for all the different boards I run.

I like it because it's the best hsf that $18 can buy. Keeps the mildly overclocked boxes with 1.85 vcore under 50C with board temps of 37C, room temp 82F. Also keeps my blades in the outside storeroom 52C when the temp in there hits 100.

For a good hsf for little money, this one can't be beat. I'm a stickler for budget stuff that performs well...
Thanks to the people here, notably sjohnson for recommending this hsf a while back!!!
Paul
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looking for little green men....

[text was edited by author 2002-09-19 21:36:35]


The WeaseL
Premium
join:2001-12-03
Minnesota
reply to FastEddie
I use AX-7. I had a Delta -ehe 80x80x38 fan on it. 80cfm of air kept my 1800 at around 31-33C full load. Now I use the Thermal take's Smart fan II on it and I use the thermal probe. Now I hang in the low to mid forties. But I'd take the extra heat for quiet. It is relatively inexpensive and works very well. It's a good combo of copper and aluminum.
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You got nothing on me.

Wrath

join:2000-10-31
Philadelphia, PA

reply to FastEddie
I like my alpha pal8045
Very easy to put on and doesn't require you to wear earmuffs for your CPU to stay cool. I have a 48cfm fan on it (36db I think).
Right now temps are case:28c CPU:46c running rc5
Works for me
Edit: picture
$33 at svcompucycle.com
[text was edited by author 2002-09-19 21:54:16]


dbarber

join:2000-07-25
West Chester, PA

reply to FastEddie
Thermalright AX-7
The good:
This heatsink can dissapate a LOT of heat, so you don't NEED to use a monster fan. It's a massive hunk of metal. The clip works very well. I have installed and removed several of them with NO problems.

The bad:
$28 without a fan. Due to its size, it may not fit all motherboards. You need to get a fan.

I like it, and you'll hear from others who are just as happy with it. Can be purchased from www.newegg.com
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[text was edited by author 2002-09-19 23:15:16]


HRM
God Bless America
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join:2002-02-03
Darien, CT
kudos:1

reply to FastEddie
This was a cool morning a few days ago and I turned the fan on high. On low it was 38C..but it was around 68 in the room.

said by FastEddie:
I use the Volcano 7+ because it is an all copper heatsink and the fan can be set to run a low,medium or high.
Same one I use. I am very happy with the results. I always lap the heatsink for maximum cooling. That way I leave the fan on low and the temps are in the thirties to forties depending on the temperatues. On high if it is cool, IT runs in the low thirties. I always have a 120 mm fan pointed right at it infront of the CPU which helps immensly with cooling and the noise I find acceptable. (3 OCed XP's right next to my head)

Unlock'em,lap'em,Hang'em on the wall



[text was edited by author 2002-09-19 22:21:35]


maxstealth
Rice Rice Baby

join:2001-12-21
Kelowna, BC
reply to FastEddie
said by FastEddie:

I use the Volcano 7+ because it is an all copper heatsink and the fan can be set to run a low,medium or high.
I also use this HSF for my Pentium 4. It works great on low and makes very little noise. One of the reasons I chose it is because it is all copper, but it is a bit heavy.
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P4 1500mhz @ 1.57 and climbing, Asus P4B533 mobo, DVD-rom, 16x10x40x burner, 512 megs PC2100 DDR ram, 40 gig Maxtor HD, Geforce 4 Ti 4600 @ 315/735


Masamune
This Is Your World Now

join:2001-02-05
Pomona, NY
reply to FastEddie
HCC-001.
Because its fits nicely on the mobo, a newbie could install or take it off with ease. Comes with a powerfull fan and does the job well.

Bad: Fan might be loud to some people.


MightGoSoft
Stupid Dummy Head

join:2002-02-10
Mesa, AZ
reply to FastEddie
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Total number of readouts: 1087 CPU Speed: 1602 MHz |
|Running from: 9/19/2002 7:01:08 PM till: 9/19/2002 10:02:07 PM |
+-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
|Sensor | Current | Low | High | Average |
+-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
|CPU | 51° C | 42° C | 53° C | 50° C |
|Sensor 2 | 40° C | 32° C | 48° C | 39° C |
|Sensor 3 | 0° C | 0° C | 0° C | 0° C |
|Core 0 | 1.78 V | 1.74 V | 1.79 V | 1.77 V |
|Core 1 | 2.50 V | 2.45 V | 2.53 V | 2.50 V |
|+3.3 | 3.30 V | 3.25 V | 3.33 V | 3.31 V |
|+5.00 | 4.96 V | 4.85 V | 5.10 V | 4.99 V |
|+12.00 | 12.59 V | 12.33 V | 14.46 V | 12.57 V |
|-12.00 | -3.27 V | -3.55 V | -3.27 V | -3.36 V |
|-5.00 | 0.00 V | 0.00 V | 0.00 V | 0.00 V |
|Fan 1 | 0 RPM | 0 RPM | 0 RPM | 0 RPM |
|HSF | 4891 RPM | 4821 RPM | 4963 RPM | 4881 RPM |
|fan3 | 0 RPM | 0 RPM | 0 RPM | 0 RPM |
+-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
ROOMTEMP STAYS AROUND 78F

ADVANCED THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES ALL COPPER HSF, IT'S FUNNY LOOKIN, BUT IT'S QUIETER THAN MY THERMALTAKE VOLCANO 6Cu+!I LIKE IT, I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND A PIC.
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xxxSPACExxx
In Deep
Premium
join:2001-09-29
3rd Planet

reply to FastEddie
I very well lapped SK6. And a Delta Black Label. :):)
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[text was edited by author 2002-09-20 02:29:20]


Toasted Comp$
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Pasadena, CA
reply to FastEddie
Hey eddie whats up with all these questions you have been asking about whats the best ?!?!?!

Oh well..the best STILL is the SLK-800
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Toasting Since 2002.


LethalXTC

join:2001-07-25
Miami, FL

reply to FastEddie
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Alpha Novatech PAL 8942 for Pentium IV 478

32C idle/38C load w/50CFM smart case fan

[text was edited by author 2002-09-20 01:57:45]


dragon
Premium,Mod
join:2001-01-30
Spring, TX
kudos:1
reply to Toasted Comp$
said by Toasted Comp:
Hey eddie whats up with all these questions you have been asking about whats the best ?!?!?!

think about it.


Toasted Comp$
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Pasadena, CA
said by dragon:
said by Toasted Comp:
Hey eddie whats up with all these questions you have been asking about whats the best ?!?!?!

think about it.
Umm what the hell is that soposed to mean???
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Toasting Since 2002.


Toasted Comp$
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Pasadena, CA
reply to FastEddie
This question has already been asked....why didn't he just turn that one into a sticky?!?!?!

Thats what I ment by why is he asking these questions...people ask these questions all the time....So I think the best think to do it make a sticky of all the best stuff and update it when better stuff come out.
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Toasting Since 2002.


MightGoSoft
Stupid Dummy Head

join:2002-02-10
Mesa, AZ
reply to FastEddie
THIS IS MORE FUNNER. OLD GETS OLD. EDDIE KNEW.:)
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IcEr3K
Premium
join:2001-01-19
Los Angeles, CA
reply to FastEddie
I use the Volcano 7+, it's great!


likwidkool
Premium
join:2002-05-05
Jersey City, NJ
reply to FastEddie
let's see. I have been using the volcano 7+. I have it now where it will give me 38c idle 40c load at stock volts. 42c idle and 45c load at 1.85 volts. Unlapped.

I did however just buy a Thermalright slk600 with a 60mm delta she. Just came in yesterday, so I am going to lap it this weekend and pop it in and see what I get. Was on sale at Sidewinder for $29.95 and $9 for the fan. I am really looking forward to the results. I think it can definately beat the V7+.
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AXP 1800+ AGKGA-Y unlocked ; IWiLL XP333-R ; 256mb Kingston DDR333 ; Visiontek Xtasy GeForce3 Ti200 (oc'ed) ; 40gb Maxtor D740X 7200RPM ---- "OverClocked and Ready To Burn!" ----


Wide Glide
Premium
join:2001-11-16
Signal Hill, CA
reply to FastEddie
I just got the SLK-800 w/Smart fan 2, very nice very cool, I hope I don't need a block heater when winter comes along;)
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Build a computer that fools can use, only a fool will use it


paul
Granpa Paul
Premium,MVM,ExMod 2006
join:2001-07-14
reply to FastEddie
While we're at it, people, if you post you temps here, it doesn't do much good unless you post your board temp and room temp at the same time.

I can get 30C under load if the room temp is 50F, and I can also keep it at 50C under load in a 100F room....

Paul
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looking for little green men....


Pope
Premium
join:2001-08-05
Napa, CA
reply to paul
said by pbroussard:
I run DC projects, mostly Seti on 10 XP boxes, most mildly overclocked. My favorite hsf is this one -»www.nexfan.com/29/299.htm?850 It's all copper, mirror finish bottom (no need for lapping!) and has a 70mm fan running 5k rpm's. Copper clip that works well, has a screwdriver clip on each side, invaluable for all the different boards I run.

I like it because it's the best hsf that $18 can buy. Keeps the mildly overclocked boxes with 1.85 vcore under 50C with board temps of 37C, room temp 82F. Also keeps my blades in the outside storeroom 52C when the temp in there hits 100.

For a good hsf for little money, this one can't be beat. I'm a stickler for budget stuff that performs well...
Thanks to the people here, notably sjohnson for recommending this hsf a while back!!!
Paul


I have the same one, its a great heatsink, and an even better price.

Pope
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It's all good. | BBR RPG Project


LethalXTC

join:2001-07-25
Miami, FL
reply to FastEddie
quote:
I can get 30C under load if the room temp is 50F
Jesus! Thats a cold room!


paul
Granpa Paul
Premium,MVM,ExMod 2006
join:2001-07-14
Well, I don't know if it's gotten quite that cold in here during the winter with all these boxes going. The point I was trying to make is that you'll have wild swings with the same setup, depending on the room temp, so posting your cpu temp without board and room temp is meaningless!!!

Paul
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looking for little green men....


cowspotter

join:2000-09-11
Ashburn, VA
kudos:2
reply to FastEddie
My vote is for the swiftech mcx462 heatsink. It's a great performer with the aluminum/copper combo, plus no worry about breaking the clips off transporting your computer.


Cody
Bob Vance, VR
Premium
join:2002-05-28
Spokane, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast

reply to LethalXTC
said by LethalXTC:
Alpha Novatech PAL 8942 for Pentium IV 478

32C idle/38C load w/50CFM smart case fan

[text was edited by author 2002-09-20 01:57:45]

hope that computers not on.. the vga fan isnt plugged in
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~PLC*~


IcEr3K
Premium
join:2001-01-19
Los Angeles, CA
reply to FastEddie
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My TT Volcano 7+


IcEr3K
Premium
join:2001-01-19
Los Angeles, CA
reply to FastEddie
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This is what I like...

Lionsgraphic
Premium
join:2001-07-25
Portland, ME
reply to FastEddie
Thermalright AX-7 plus Tt SCFII.
70 cfms all the way BAYBEH.


maxstealth
Rice Rice Baby

join:2001-12-21
Kelowna, BC
reply to FastEddie
thats why I use the Volcano 7+

I didn't even lapp it! It's on low and the HS is cold to the touch. The thermal goop is only about 4 days old (its the white normal stuff). But keep in mind I keep the side of my case off, I like to see inside My system is completely stable but the stupid volts are all over the place with this new case.
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P4 1500mhz @ 1.57 and climbing, Asus P4B533 mobo, DVD-rom, 16x10x40x burner, 512 megs PC2100 DDR ram, 40 gig Maxtor HD, Geforce 4 Ti 4600 @ 315/735


Andrew J
Premium
join:2001-11-09
Lancaster, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to FastEddie
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Zalman flower. They might sell more with a better name. The quiet adjustable fan gets mounted anywhere in the case. On high it's 33dB so I'm upgrading to this fan : 92mm, 68.0 CMH (40.0 CFM), 1600 rpm, 20.0 dB(A), 0.65 W, Sleeve, 88g, $15 at »www.quietpcusa.com/