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February 11, 2005 5:17:39 PM

I never purchased an OEM CPU. This is the first time and I am searching for a heatsink and fan for an ATHLON XP 2900+ which is going on top of a Chaintech 7NJL6 Socket A motherboard.

Can you guys recomend a good heatsink?...not necesarily the most expensive ones. I am not going to OC.

Thanks for the help.

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February 11, 2005 5:31:21 PM

Never heard of a 2900+. But for socket A most $ 10,- heatsink/fan combinations will do all right especially if you don't overclock. Coolermaster has nice ones with 80 mm fans.
February 11, 2005 6:59:57 PM

I've never heard of an xp2900+ either. Are you sure it's real?
A good fan, for mild OCing, that's not too loud is the vantec aeroflow. If you want to OC a bit more, or quieter, the zalmans are nice. If you want to do some serious OCing, listen to wusy.
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February 11, 2005 8:07:55 PM

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Are you sure it's real?

:smile:
I'm sorry, I thought that was funny haha

If you're not doing any overclocking, get the cheapest HSF you can find for socket A as anything would cool that thing fine.

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February 11, 2005 10:12:52 PM

That's a Nigerian CPU. They are re-marked Durons! DON'T TOUCH ONE! Read about them <A HREF="http://www.419eater.com/html/joe_eboh.htm" target="_new">here.</A>

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February 11, 2005 11:26:20 PM

WOW...now U guys are making me think twice before I buy this bundle...
Athlon XP 2900 that actually is a Duron?...Well...I guess U guys know more than many ppl and I trust your judgement. One can never be carefull enough buying online. Going for plan B.
Plan B is a Celeron D335 2.8 GHZ CPU coupled to a Chaintech MPM800-3VIA Socket 478 Micro ATX mobo.
This computer is for my mom who only uses computers to check her e mails and store

pictures.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The bundle is a special at Tiger Direct for 99 dollars.
February 11, 2005 11:31:42 PM

Lizzy, why not get an A64 socket 754 bundle? You will be much happier in the end. There really is no such thing as an XP-2900+!

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
February 12, 2005 5:30:56 AM

Yes...I thought about Athlon 64 bit ( I have a computer with that CPU) but it will be a waste of a computer because is for my mom and she really uses the computer for super light work.

The Celeron is almost half the price. And the mobo is also about half the price.Perfect for mom...lol
February 12, 2005 5:44:40 AM

That CPU doesn't exist.

Do yourself a favor and check out TigerDirect at resellerratings.com. You'll see that their rating of 6.91 out of 10 is mediocre at best.

I wouldn't spend my hard earned cash there. I was just tempted since they have the speakers I want in stock, but I passed.

That price is amazing, but it is too good to be true. Look elsewhere.

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February 12, 2005 3:19:30 PM

uhhhh...U R right DHLUCKE...I just realize how lousy TIGER DIRECT is on customer service....I am not buying there...thanks for the tip.

Boy...one learns a lot here.
February 13, 2005 1:52:33 PM

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DON'T TOUCH ONE! Read about them here.

ROFL! That's hilarious!... :lol: 

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February 13, 2005 4:34:12 PM

That is pretty damn funny. Red breast....

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February 13, 2005 4:36:00 PM

May his holiness Guru Shiverme Timbers bless you my son! :lol: 

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February 13, 2005 8:00:58 PM

At first I was thinking - What the hel1 does his Holishite and eBonah have to do with that threa. After a figured out that there wasn't gonna be anything about the 2900+ I kept on reading anyways. Funny as hell! Had to love the pics! :lol: 

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February 13, 2005 10:55:57 PM

A friend E-mailed that to me. I get hit with scammers all the time on E-Bay. Here is one example of an idiot wanting to overpay me for a $10.00 heatsink/fan:

Questions displayed on this listing
Q: Will the two retention clips be included in the shipping package? Answered on Feb-05-05
A: Yes. Everything you need is there. As long as you have the socket 478 mount attached to your motherboard you are set.
Q: I AM USING THIS MEDIUM TO NOTIFY OF MY INTEREST IN BUYING YOUR ITEM TO MY STORE.I RUN AN ELECTRONIC STORE IN UK AND AFRICA AND ALSO TRAVEL AS WELL WITH CHAINS OF STORE ACROSS THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA.I WANT TO PLACE AN ORDER ON YOUR PRODUCT CAUSE IT IS DEMANDING IN MY STORE FOR YOUR NEGOTIATIONS AND I WOULD WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT PAYMENT IS BY US CERTIFIED CASHIER CHECK AND ALSO THE CHECK COMING TO YOU IS WITH SOME EXCESS FUND WHICH YOU ARE GOING TO WIRE TO MY SHIPPING AGENT SO THAT HE CAN ARRANGE FOR THE SHIPMENT OF THE ITEM ASAP AND IT IS THIS EXCESS FUND THE SHIPPER IS GOING TO USE IN ARRANGING FOR THE SHIPMENT OF THE ITEM,IF YOU AGREE PLS FORWARD ASAP YOUR POSTAL CONTACT DETAILS AND NAME WHICH YOU WANT THE CHECK TO BE ADDRESSED TO.I AM COUNTING ON YOU IN CONCLUDING THIS TRANSACTION WITHIN THE SHORTEST TIME,MOREOVER IT IS MY SHIPPING AGENT THAT WILL HANDLE THE SHIPMENT OF THE ITEM SO YOU NEED NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIS Answered on Feb-04-05
A: Go sit on a rhinocerous horn and spin!


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February 14, 2005 1:51:46 AM

Thats crazy! Good comeback, the rhino was a good one!

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February 17, 2005 12:31:12 AM

Ooooops! I just saw an add for a Compaq that is running an XP-2900+ @ 2ghz. I have no idea what form factor or what chip this is but it must be an OEM.

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
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