I've heard that they use Swiftechs too. I just bought a retail XP 1700+. There's no markings that I can see on the HS/fan to show who made it.
I don't know whether to use the retail fan or the thermaltake I already have. The retail fan is MUCH quieter than the thermaltake. I'm sure the thermaltake would cool it a little better, but I'm think the retail fan will be fine since I won't be OCing. They wouldn't include it with the processor if it didn't cool it sufficiently, right?
I wonder if the retail 3 year AMD warranty would be voided if you use a third-party fan and then it dies and kills the CPU?
Thanks for the info.
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