AMD 64X2 4400, Need some suggestions on aftermarket cooler.

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AMD 64X2 4400, Need some suggestions on aftermarket cooler.

Post by Soliex » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:04 pm

Hey guys, just received my new computer and im already looking to squeeze some extra juice out of it but i know that the stock cooler wont be giving me much room for squeezing. So i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions and/or input into which one i should consider buying?

I am using the Asus A8N32-SLI motherboard in case that has anything to do with the size of the heatsink/fan.


Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Post by Bwall » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:16 pm

What cooler did you get with it? The new cooler that AMD supplies is quite good, nearly as good as some of the best 3rd party air coolers on the market.
I'm currently using the bundled cooler on my Opteron 165 overclocked to 2.6GHz. 8)

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Post by werty316 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:34 pm

Thermaltake's Big Typhoon is a great cooler.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:12 pm

http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=4426

thats the one i got, it works great and its cheap!!
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:00 am

werty316 wrote:Thermaltake's Big Typhoon is a great cooler.
Out of all the different air coolers I've tested for A64, the TT Big Typhoon offers the best performance out of the box with acceptable noise levels. Some of the Thermalrights also get great prerformance with higher speed fans, but I don't really care for their mounting system.

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Post by Bwall » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:55 am

Bio-Hazard wrote:
werty316 wrote:Thermaltake's Big Typhoon is a great cooler.
Out of all the different air coolers I've tested for A64, the TT Big Typhoon offers the best performance out of the box with acceptable noise levels. Some of the Thermalrights also get great prerformance with higher speed fans, but I don't really care for their mounting system.
And if you're feeling really crazy you can lap the base on the Big Typhoon and get even better temps.... but that's just the cooling freak coming out in me. 8)

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Post by kenc51 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:58 am

They guys @ Madshrimps have a nice review(s)
CPU Heatsink Roundup Q1 2006
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=406

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:29 pm

hooray for my HSF!!!
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Post by Heretic » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:07 am

The only downside of the TT BT is that some people have had difficulties in mounting the thing. Aside from that, I'd recommend the CNPS 9500. (or just go for water cooling :) )

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Post by kojak71 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:21 pm

I would recommend the Scythe Ninja along with a 120mm. I've currently got this setup on my 3200 which is overclocked by 20%, but my system is extremely quiet as it has a 120mm Nexus fan running at 5V. It doesn't even break a sweat. The other good thing about this cooler is that most of the weight is in it's base reducing the cantilever effect that top heavy coolers have on the motherboard. It's also one of those coolers that can have the fan attached on any of it's sides, so that you can ensure that the airflow ducts to the exhaust vent.

A couple of negative points though. It's large, so your case needs to be deep enough to house it. The fan mounting system is a bit fiddly, but considering that this cooler is primarily meant for fanless operation, I'm glad that the option is there. However you do need to pay attention to airflow, and ensure that there's enough space because the cooler + fan do take up a lot of real estate in your case.

Today I would be tempted to go for the Zalman 9500. It's cooling performance is exceptional.

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Post by Soliex » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:21 pm

I think im going to stick with the stock one, its really impressing me keeping my cpu at 32C, and i got it overclocked to a 4800 from a X2 4400, only 200mhz increase :D

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Post by wuzy » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:27 pm

The clearance on mobo components provided by the Thermalright SI-120 and it's matching performance to Scythe Ninja when same fan is used makes it one of the best tradeoff between performance and usability.

It's also one of the easiest heatsink to find on market for a good price.
Try http://www.heatsinkfactory.com, they usual have very good deals on Thermalright heatsinks.

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