I just bought a Duron 700Mhz CPU and I know that AMD CPU's generally generate alot of heat. So I bought a CoolerMaster heatsink and fan, which is made of copper. I think that it's power enough to cool my CPU (my vendor says it's powerful enough to cool down an Athlon 1.2Ghz CPU), but just to make sure I don't waste money, I'm asking everybody's opinion here. Is a CoolerMaster's heatsink/fan enough to cool a Duron 700Mhz CPU?
What you have is perfectly sufficient for the Duron even if you overclock. It is predicted to be ok for Athlons @1.7Ghz!! not too sure how they work that out as it is 4 degrees hotter than the Globalwin under stress. I have TaiSol CGK742092 which is excellent. It is only slightly less effective than the Globalwin but is almost silent and cheaper.
OF course it is. A Duron 700 doesn't generate THAT much heat. You've mostly been hearing rumors. The only reason people think that AMD chips produce alot of heat is because if you take the heatsink and fan off for 5 - 10 seconds you can fry the chip. Big deal! :smile:
Weird.....I just bought a Globalwin fop38 and installed it. as I rebooted, my system crashed as soon as I got into windows. So I went ahead and set my cpu to it's default values. When I checked the temp, my cpu was running hotter than ever. When I would boot into windows, I'd get all kinds of blue screens and illegal operations. As soon as I put my stock AMDretail fan back on, my problems went away. What's going on here?