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What is the best heatsink for my athlon 64 x2 4800?

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April 23, 2006 2:21:54 PM

Im trying to figure out what Heat Sink to buy for my athlon 64 x2 4800? I looked at this site and cant really decide. I found a site below that has 35 Heat Sinks, I dont plan on overclocking. My current temp is apox 51 - 53 degrees, at least thats what the asus application says on boot, i have a asus a8n 32 sli deluxe MB.

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April 23, 2006 3:46:47 PM

Those thermal are a wee bit on the high side but not high enough to require an aftermarket HSF, especially if you are not going to overclock.

If you built that comp yourself, clean up the mating surfaces on both the heatsink and CPU IHS, apply some new compound and carefully remount the HFS.

If you bought that comp as-is, have whoever build it remount the HSF.

You also want to check if the airflow inside your case provide a steady stream of cold air to the CPU HSF and if the hot air have a way to leave your case.
April 26, 2006 4:50:09 AM

I have the same mobo and an Athlon 64 X2 4200. My idle temps are 40C for the Asus and 39C for the CPU with the side panel off my Antec Sonata II. My GeForce 7800GT OC idles at 42C with an alarm at 115C. The GPU alarm has never sounded, but after a while, BattleField 2 freezes for around 20 sec and then comes back up. It is quite cool in the basement, but I cannot lick this problem. I have a case intake fan and an exhaust fan both @ 120mm. Anyone have any ideas?
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April 26, 2006 6:01:46 AM

I got good results with my Thermaltake Big Typhoon replaced the 120mm fan with Silverstone FM121, cooling down my Pentium D 840 o.c. to 3.840Ghz at 1.4 volts. Its running at 45c idle and 55-58c full load. Got some artic silver 5 on it as well.




Here's the link:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/cooler/retail/cl-...
April 26, 2006 3:10:44 PM

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I got good results with my Thermaltake Big Typhoon replaced the 120mm fan with Silverstone FM121, cooling down my Pentium D 840 o.c. to 3.840Ghz at 1.4 volts. Its running at 45c idle and 55-58c full load. Got some artic silver 5 on it as well.





I like how you have the HSF set up so one ofthe case exhaust fans "pick up" the hot air and kick it out of the case.

I did the same thing with a zalmon 9500

April 26, 2006 11:43:35 PM

i agree the tuniq tower 120 is a great cooler.i helped a friend build his system with a 3.4 prescot and it was hot(up near 60-65 c ).i talked him into the tuniq after reading a few reviews and his msi monitor says it is now at 30-34 c. he had the cpu in an enclosed desk and it shut down before due to heat now it will run fine. i would check to be sure it will fit in your case since it is big,and you also need to remove motherboard to fasten it to board if not building new. i have a xp 90 on my 4600 x2 and it runs at 30-35c,if i didnt have this i would have gotten tuniq also
April 27, 2006 12:37:29 AM

I can vouch for that Tuniq, silent yet powerful. Can get great overclocks from it.

~Ibrahim~
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