XP1700+ HSF question

Well, Socket A vs Socket 370, really.

Are most/all Socket a and Socket 370 HSF combinations cross compatible? That is, I have a PIII with a HSF that I want to use in an XP1700+ system (thereby saving myself money). Will it work? Will it cool adequately? I'm pretty sure the PIII HSF is the retail version that comes with.

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  1. Hsf units have a life expectancy of about 2 to 3 years, want to gamble a new chip on an old hsf?
  2. err... what?

    As far as I know, aluminium is aluminium, and while fans do burn out, ANY DECENT [-peep-] modern processor or mobo will shut the computer down before the CPU fries.

    Geeze... you're acting like I trying to overclock without using a fan...

    But my question still isn't answered. I don't need any value jugdements, just a response as to whether my PIII can adequately cool my XP1700+

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  3. Oh, and it's a 1.2ghz Celeron version, so its really not that old.

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  4. A PIII/Celeron put out a max of about 35w of heat. An XP puts out 60-80w of heat. You do the math. Most XP (Thoroughbred B) processors require a copper core HS due to the small core size and relatively high thermal output.

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  5. ooo...

    the tualatin celerons have small heatsinks...probably not enough for an athlon...

    it will fit though...but wont cool well enough...

    just get a retail cpu that comes with a hsf

    I will also add a socket 370/A heatsink is also compatable with a socket 7 cpu...so you could put an slk900 on a k6...muhawhawhaw!

    Proud owner of DOS 3.3 :smile: <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by piii_Man on 09/02/03 09:00 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  6. Well, I installed it and it's running quite stable at 44C. Even when I played UT2003 for 30 minutes it was fine. It jumped up to 47C, but even that's within margins.

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