PIII heatsink/fan

In an attempt to extend the life of my Coppermine socket 370 PIII 700, I want to invest in a new heatsink and fan (for more overclocking). At the rated core voltage of 1.65 V and with the stock intel heatsink/fan I can go up to 868 MHz.

Can you guys shed some light on what heatsink/fan combi I should go for? Noise is an issue for me, so one that would allow me to adjust fan RPM would be great.

Any comments on Thermaltake's Orb fans?
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  1. Any of the huge Athlon coolers with flat bases will fit, but your best cooling to noise ratio will come with an 80mm case fan on your heatsink, such as <A HREF="http://www.nexfan.com/29/325.htm?51" target="_new">THIS</A> oversized cooler/fan combo. A cooler like <A HREF="http://www.nexfan.com/29/331.htm?51" target="_new">This</A> may work even better due to it's larger cooling area and copper construction.

    Your system will run more stable at 1.75v/133MHz bus/933MHz CPU clock than at 868, due to the fact that you'll be able to get your AGP and PCI cards back to their stock speeds. I've been running that configuration with a PIII 700@933 for two years on various sytems without problems (now in a client's PC).

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  2. <i>Can you guys shed some light on what heatsink/fan combi I should go for?</i>

    I hate saying this again but get a Zalman HSF, particularly the CNPS 6000-Cu. Please read my posts here: <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=653653#653653" target="_new">processor too hot</A>. Buy it from newegg for cheap ($44 including shipping).

    <i>Noise is an issue for me, so one that would allow me to adjust fan RPM would be great.</i>

    This is the only HSF on the market that allows fine adjustment of fan speed. The Volcano 7+ offers 3 speeds only. This one offers speeds from 5V~11V.

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