Could I passivly cool a 1.1Ghz Athlon T'Bird? Can anyone recommend a good heatsink for this ad tell me how I would install it. If I had 1 120mm Fan running at low speed would this be enough airflow in my case?
Oh ok then, cheers guys. I want to make an always on web server, but the problem is I want to make it very very cheap. It also has to be very very quiet, because i dont want it bothering me when I sleep.
I cant even passively cool a p3 750Mhz, which only emits a small 19 watts of heat (Im guessing your Tbird is at around 50 watts), so that would be extremely hard unless you were to severely undervolt and underclock.
I love to recommend the xp-m chips, so here I go again.
At a mere 45 watts, they are the coolest hot chip around. If you have some bucks, a passive water system will be fine otherwise a good hs with a slow fan will be very low noise.
No, but you can passively cool a Tualatin Celeron. You could get an XP Mobile CPU and underclock it, then passively cool it.
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Here's what I did with my Athlon 1.1 ghz (badass piece of computer hardware if you ask me)
I put the biggest heatsink I had laying around the house on it, along with a 60mm-80mm duct adapter thingy on it, teamed up with a quiet 80mm fan that could still push quite a bit of air. My temps never break 45c, and it's amazing how quiet the thing is
If you're really set on passive cooling on this setup and you haven't already done something else, passively cool a Duron. It would be much cooler and probably not perform at too much of a loss to your current 1.1 'Bird. Check out the new article on anandtech re: CPU temps.
DISCLAIMER: Intel fanboys, read the whole article before you come out thinking that the 2500+ Barton is the hottest chip ever.