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July 20, 2010 2:12:25 AM

When i game, my case fans sound like a jet. Warm air is coming out, but the inside of the case gets hot. I wanted opinions about the two HSF i want. My Cpu is a Socket 478 3.06ghz HT Northwood. I am debating between two models.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks

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July 20, 2010 2:34:31 AM

Allen S said:
When i game, my case fans sound like a jet. Warm air is coming out, but the inside of the case gets hot. I wanted opinions about the two HSF i want. My Cpu is a Socket 478 3.06ghz HT Northwood. I am debating between two models.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks


No doubt in my mind that I'd take the Thermaltake TR2TT (the first one). It is moving more air at fewer decibels. The unit seems sturdier and will push more air off the enormous amount of surface area produced by the Heatsink.

PS: You may think about case cooling as well if the case is not moving enough warm air out of the case.
July 20, 2010 3:50:16 AM

OKay. The second one though has a higher RPM though. Not sure if it makes a difference
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July 20, 2010 4:22:37 AM

Allen S said:
OKay. The second one though has a higher RPM though. Not sure if it makes a difference


It does make a difference, but it is yet another nail in its coffin. It has a higher RPM because the second one (Masscool) has a fan that is physically smaller (70mm) than the Thermaltake one (80mm) so it has to work harder (and louder) push the volume of air over the heatsink.
July 20, 2010 4:53:22 PM

Okay then. Th box has 3.6 prescott on it. It'll still work with Northwoods correct?
July 20, 2010 5:24:39 PM

Actually, i want the best heatsink for socket 478!!! Ive checked out Ninja already and it epic
July 20, 2010 9:55:57 PM

Really???? Can someone prescribe me a really good heat sink for a socket 478???? Pleaaasse!!! :bounce: 
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July 20, 2010 9:59:40 PM

Both of the will be good. And yes it will work on your CPU if the maximum is a 3.6GHz Prescott. Prescotts were much hotter running than Northwoods!

Also don't spend too much as Socket 478 really is old and dead tech, it really like burning money spending money on one especially new parts!
July 20, 2010 10:04:49 PM

after a while , think about getting a new system altogether !

i donated my old 2.4 northwood to a neighbour for his kids to do their school work on :) 
July 20, 2010 10:07:09 PM

Will they work well though???
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July 20, 2010 10:13:42 PM

Yes, the thermaltake one is your best bet.

And it will work very well, your Northwood is 82W and a Prescott 3.6GHz is something like 130w!
July 20, 2010 10:15:34 PM

Wow 130 watts is a lot. Ill pick up the thermaltake. Thanks
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