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Do retail AMD processors come with a fan?

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May 17, 2005 9:13:57 PM

I think I'm finally gonna ditch I'm curious.

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May 17, 2005 9:16:10 PM

Yes, fan and heatsink (and thermal pad)
May 17, 2005 9:16:27 PM


The Heatsink & Fan combo on current AMD "Retail" processors is plenty good for stock and light overclocking.
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May 17, 2005 9:16:34 PM

Yes, retail AMDs come with an aluminum heatsink and a fan.
May 17, 2005 9:19:14 PM

Are AMD mobos/processors noticably different to setup/physically install compared to intel?

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May 17, 2005 9:28:53 PM

I have only built with AMD but it's pretty easy to do it, so I don't think you'll have any problems.
May 17, 2005 9:34:59 PM

Not really. They all have the RAM slots, CPU socket, power connectors and then your various expansion slots.

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May 18, 2005 12:04:09 AM

The most common problem encountered by people doing the switch, comes because of mobo drivers. Make sure you load the drivers after OS install. The XP drivers for Intel are great, but for Amd, they just suck.
BTW, the retail hsf is good for OC up to 15%, and is a lot quieter than Intel's latest.
May 18, 2005 9:11:39 AM

I got 2.6Ghz from my winchester with the stock fan, and the limitations I hit then were not temperature-related.

The fan is loads quieter than the current Intel ones, but that's more because the intel one is unreasonably loud than the AMD one being amazingly quiet. It's not too bad, but it's not silent enough for my tastes.

I have a TT XP-120 on there now, with a nice quiet 120mm Fan on 5V, and it's still mid 40C @ 2.5Ghz, last I checked.

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May 18, 2005 2:27:28 PM

Physically, if you have built an intel rig you will have no problems building with AMD. And the driver issue isn't a really big issue, it's really easy to do. All mobos will come with an install CD, just fire that in and most of them have a quick install. Just like ALL drivers though, its not a bad idea to go to the manufacturers website and grab the most recent. But I usually install the CD first.
May 19, 2005 12:21:26 AM

Yes they do. If you surf around on this site you'll find that THG comes with 50 AMD Fanboys too. The question you asked shows that you are ready to join them!

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May 19, 2005 4:10:56 PM

Are we only 50?
Or 50 currently logged in?
May 19, 2005 4:38:17 PM

Yeah... I would have put our numbers higher as well. Give us a little credit we are multiplying like horny rabbits.