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September 5, 2004 2:08:05 PM

I going to buy a new heat sink for my AMD 2600+ socket A CPU. But I can’t decide what one to get. The one I have now it to loud and I want a quieter one. I found 4 at newegg they seem good.

Any advice on what one would be better would be great. And price is not really an issue cost they all cost under $20 except for that thermaltake. And I will not be OC'ing my CPU.

1) Cooler Master XDream II 80mm CPU Cooler for Socket A/370, Model "HAC-L82" -RETAIL

Compatibility: Up to AMD XP 3200+ and higher
Dimensions: Fan: 80 x 80 x 25mm, Heatsink: 60 x 80 x 45 mm
Bearing Type: Sleeve bearing
Nominal Speed(RPM): 2200
Air Flow(CFM): 31.4 - 62.8
HeatSink Material: Aluminum extrusuion fin with copper base
Rated Voltage: 12V
Connector: 3 Pin
Noise(dBA): 24
Special Features: Back Pressure Reduction comes from special design fan cover with vent hole to prevent rebound back pressure


2) Thermaltake EXTREME VOLCANO 12, All Copper. 2 Adjustable fan speed controllers, installs in expension slot or in the front (in 3.5" drive bay) for AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+ -RETAIL

Compatibility: AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+
Dimensions: Fan: 80 x 80 x 32 mm, HeatSink: 82 x 65.6 x 49 mm
Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearing
Nominal Speed(RPM): 2000 ± 10% RPM at 20ºC~ 5500 ± 10% RPM at 55ºC
Max Air Flow:( CFM): 26.5 CFM at 20ºC~ 72.92 CFM at 55ºC
Max Pressure: 3.29 mm-H2O at 20ºC, 9.06 mm-H2O at 55ºC
HeatSink Material: Copper
Rated Voltage: 12V
Noise(dBA): 21 at 2000 RPM, 48 at 5500 RPM


3) Speeze "WhisperRock II" CPU Cooler, for AMD/ Intel Socket A/ 370, Model "5F263B1M3G"

Compatibility: Socket A/ 370
Dimensions: Heat sink: 80 x 80 x 44 mm, Fan: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
Nominal Speed(RPM): 2700 +/-10%
Max Air Flow:( CFM): 37.87
Max Pressure: Not Specified
Heat Sink Material: Aluminum
Rated Voltage: 12V DC
Connector: 3 Pin
Noise(dBA): 26.5


4) Speeze "WhisperRock II" CPU Cooler, for AMD/ Intel Socket A/ 370, Model "5F263B1M3G"

Compatibility: Socket A/ 370
Dimensions: Heat sink: 80 x 80 x 44 mm, Fan: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
Nominal Speed(RPM): 2700 +/-10%
Max Air Flow:( CFM): 37.87
Max Pressure: Not Specified
Heat Sink Material: Aluminum
Rated Voltage: 12V DC
Connector: 3 Pin
Noise(dBA): 26.5



What one looks the best?

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September 5, 2004 3:34:21 PM

If you want quiet get the Zalman-CNPS6000-AlCu. The Thermaltake sounds like a freight-train next to it. Speeze makes decent stuff too but the Zalman will be the quietest.

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September 5, 2004 3:57:41 PM

Quote:
1) Cooler Master XDream II 80mm CPU Cooler for Socket A/370, Model "HAC-L82" -RETAIL

I have been using this one on my Barton XP2500+ ( oc to 3200+) system. It's relatively cheap and quiet as well as keeping my comp's temp acceptable (idle 40C, load 53C).
I'd like the Zalman's but it's incompatible with my mobo (Abit NF7-S)

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September 5, 2004 6:02:52 PM

I'd like the Zalman's but it's incompatible with my mobo (Abit NF7-S)
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I think you're thinking of the 7000. I have the 6000 mounted on an NF7-S currently.

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