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Best solution for P4 3.4Ghz (northwood socket 478)

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June 17, 2005 6:24:29 PM

Wow, I haven't posted in this place in a while. Anywho, can someone give me some suggestions on the best cooling solution (HSF, not water cooling) for a P4 3.4Ghz Northwood/Socket 478? I don't want anything over the top... something simple and works better than the stock cooler provided by Intel. Thanks,

-mpjesse

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June 17, 2005 6:35:21 PM

I'm thinking the best is a Thermaltake XP120, but it won't fit on some mobos, xp90c or Zalman 7000/7700 (7700 may not fit either) are next.

None of them are too far over the top (around/under $50), and work well.

Mike.
June 17, 2005 6:36:28 PM

Thermalright XP120, or the Arctic Cooling Freezer 4.

Thermalright XP120 is the best of the best out there, but IMO the arctic cooling Freezer 4 is the best price/performance ratio heatsink, it performs great and is very very quite.
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June 17, 2005 6:37:00 PM

btw freezer 4 can be found at 25 dollars, and it performs better than the Zalman stuff:D 
June 17, 2005 6:38:30 PM

I'll take a look at the Freezer 4. I need something quiet. My wife will kill me if it's too loud. Thanks for the advice.

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June 17, 2005 6:41:34 PM

Gah, thermalRIGHT, not thermalTAKE... Thanks :) 

Mike.
June 17, 2005 6:42:52 PM

$26.99 on newegg.com. Not bad at all sir.

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June 17, 2005 6:47:30 PM

I highly recommend that heatsink, the only downside is that the fan cannot be replaced, but it does have a 5 years warranty from Arctic cooling, but then again, in 5 years i'm sure we'll all be on 32core CPU's.
June 18, 2005 4:42:59 AM

Hehehehe... sup wusy? LTNS. I need a new hobby... one that doesn't include distributing pirated software and movies. So... i think i'm back for at least a little while. I have some catching up to do however. Thanks for the warm welcome. :-)

-mpjesse

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