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Is the Heatsink/Fan that come withthe CPU anygood?

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January 27, 2004 10:48:01 AM

Hi, Im gonna buy a Retail Athlon XP 2400+, is the heat sink and fan that come with it good enough? or should I buy a better one?
And btw, I am not o'cloking, dunno how to do that stuff.
January 27, 2004 11:02:47 AM

Put it this way, I am using the stock hsf on my xp2500+. It normally runs at 1833 mhz. I am running at 2245, and even when I do heavy gaming, I still stay below 50*c. The fan is also very quiet. I think it's the best.
January 27, 2004 11:17:18 AM

My personal experience...

I bought an Athlon XP 1800+ and I could overclock it to about 1920MHz with the original HS/Fan and my CPU was running at 70 Celsius at full load. I bought a ThermalTake Volcano 9 HS/FAN and now my CPU is running at 1940MHz at 50 Celsius (full load).

So, I don't think it was worth it. I tought I could go higher with my 1800+ (they are usually good overclocker). The only good thing about it, The Volcano 9 fan is at low speed and my CPU is cooler, but for the difference in O/C it was not worth the invested money (35$CA).

I would suggest you to stick with stock HS/FAN (buy a BOXED Athlon XP, you get a better warranty). And only change it if you really need it.

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January 27, 2004 1:48:46 PM

If you get the retail package, using any fan other than the one that it comes with will invalidate your warranty.

If you get an OEM CPU, then you don't really get a warranty anyway...

If you're not overclocking, stick with the retail fan - AMD think it's good enough, so it will be unless you live in Death Valley and don't have AC.

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January 27, 2004 2:00:57 PM

I'm running stock Hsf with P4 2.4c OCed.
January 27, 2004 3:08:15 PM

i dont realy beleive endyen post ......450mhz overclock with stock hsf and not going over 50C . I'll beleive it when i see it.

My own beast: Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb) , Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/370) , 512mb ddr400. SO MUCH faster than my last computer (pIII 550......)
January 27, 2004 3:30:11 PM

If you assume they ship the same HS with the 2500+ as they do with the 3200+, then it's possible if you can leave the voltage at stock, have good case airflow & the ambient temp. is fairly low. quite impressive all the same.

Never bought a retail Athlon, so I really have no idea how good the HSfs are myself, but they'd have to give a maximum of 50C in cold climates or they'd simply be insufficient in hotter parts of the world. generally if the ambient is 10C hotter then so will your CPU temp be, more or less.

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