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2400+ Overheating, help with cooler

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December 11, 2004 1:49:09 AM

The chip is a 2400+ @133 with the stock cooler. Motherboard is an ASUS A7V8X-E. It idles around 50C and restarts under load. Case ventilation is not a problem with a box fan blowing air into the side of thec ase. It has prety much always had this problem and I have reseated it with artic silver and every thing.

I dont know what coolers will fit the board, any advice on somthing to cool it down?

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December 11, 2004 1:53:21 AM

You can't go wrong with a THERMALTAKE. Their damn loud though. Jump over to newegg.com and match your chip with one of their "5" star coolers.

Here is one that might fit your needs. Look around for the one you like though.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bjpatrick on 12/10/04 10:54 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
December 11, 2004 1:57:31 AM

The vantec aeroflow isn't too loud, nor expensive, and should do the trick. If AVC hsf are available in your area, they also make some great coolers for socket A.
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December 11, 2004 8:51:16 PM

Thanks.

"If youre paddling upstream in a canoe and a
wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse? None! Icecream doesn't have bones!!!"

"Battling Gimps and Dimbulbs HERE at THGC"
December 11, 2004 11:53:16 PM

Another vote for Thermaltake. I have an XP 2400+ and upgraded from that piece of crap stock heatsink to a Thermaltake Silent Boost. Also added Artic Silver, and it helped a lot. Temps went from 44 C idle and 52 C load on the stock, to 36 C idle, and 42 C load with the Silent Boost. Its a big cooler, and the fan only spins at 2600 RPM, which really helps the noise to be minimal. Can't even hear it over my machine.

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December 12, 2004 3:27:19 AM

Get a HSF like CoolerMaster <b><A HREF="http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Langua... II" target="_new"><font color=green>HAC-L82 </A></b></font color=green>(it is used to cool my TBred 2100+ overclocked to 2200MHz(3200+) or Thermaltake <b><A HREF="http://www.tr2tt.com/products/coolers/m3se.htm" target="_new"><font color=blue>TR2-M3 </A></b></font color=blue> (I'm using it for Barton 2500+ oveclocked to 3200+) for much cheaper (~$15).

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December 12, 2004 5:31:54 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. But you wont believe how stupid this was. The dang-ole retention cip was BACKWARDS on the HS. The pressure was not on chips die and was causing improper connection. The temps dropped to 40C and 51C max! WAY LOWER! Thanks for the help. Im glad I decided to inspect the HSF one last time before I went to Frys.

"If youre paddling upstream in a canoe and a
wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse? None! Icecream doesn't have bones!!!"

"Battling Gimps and Dimbulbs HERE at THGC"
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