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Socket 478 stock hsf doesn't move much air, modding.

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April 28, 2009 2:19:09 AM

Hi, remember the good (bad) 'ol days of socket 478's? Well yea I was a dum dum back then, and my dad got a monstrous 3.0ghz P4 that's like a hairdryer in terms of power consumtion and heat. Except the hsf, which moves like 5cfm :heink:  . Shoulda got an Athlon. Anyways, I don't think my dad would mind me blowing the silicon out of this chip, so here's what I want to do:

-I'm looking forward to somehow modding the hsf with a 80mm fan on the stock heatsink, so can I like rip of the stock fan and tie this one on the old heatsink with something? Yea the stock fan spins like twice as fast but moves a tenth of the air that my arctic fan 3AC moves.
-Also want to lap this thing... is it going to be hard with the pins sticking out and threatening to break apart under my fingers?
-I've got a P4S800 described here Is this any good for OCing? I've got no idea how good it is, I was a stupid grade 5 student when my dad bought this. And can I use a pencil to hardwire this thing to compensate for vcore droop? It's quite ancient, ASUS was cheap and took it off their site. :pt1cable: 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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a c 479 K Overclocking
April 28, 2009 2:42:48 PM

I guess you could go that route, or just get any decent aftermarket heatsink...most still support socket 478 with hardware for other platforms as well. Just check the box/site for compatibility before buying.