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March 14, 2003 11:25:24 PM

can the heatsink off my Celeron 600mhz socket370 and use it to cool my AthlonXP 1700+ Socket A since the heatsinks for both sockets are interchangable?

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March 14, 2003 11:43:22 PM

i don't happen to know if the heatsinks are interchangeable, but if they are as you say, then TECHNICALLY you can, but your celery heatsink may not be up to the task
is it a good heatsink? you can try it out but just boot into the bios and check temperatures to make sure you don't fry your chip

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March 15, 2003 1:52:03 AM

i dont think so

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March 15, 2003 2:20:22 AM

I wouldn't risk a nice clean AXP with a celery heatsink. It's like running a ferrari on diesel. It can be done, but it's just not right.

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March 15, 2003 2:51:27 AM

It will fit... but that does not mean it will work.

Celerons put out a darned sight less heat than any AMD chip, less than half, in fact. They also have heat spreaders where AMDs give you a heat island half the size of a postage stamp. Your Celly cooler just would not even come close to cooling the chip well enough to avoid instabiities or CPU failure.

Take a look at your Celeron cooler... count the fins, measure it... note the size of the fan... Ok? Now here's a sinke like most people use on AMD XP1700+ chips: <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A> AND... that's considered an <i>average cooler</i>... twice the size of your Celly cooler, 10 times the fins, nearly 15 times the mass and with a fan almost twice as big.

It will fit... but it will be grossly inadequate.

Now... if you wanted to put an AMD sink on your Celly... it would be gross overkill, but you'd have the coolest celeron around.

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March 15, 2003 5:20:51 AM

Agreed.. that's tricky stuff... go and ask your friends .. most people who get their hands on AMD boxed models and overclock have extra heatsinks lying around they can probably give / sell to you for a couple of bucks.

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