Best cooling for AMD 64

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by coreystang, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. coreystang

    coreystang OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Haughton, LA
    What is the best heatsink and fan. I am not over clocking right now, but will be soon. Just want to be safe.
     
  2. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    get hte biggest hunk of copper you can afford

    i have a nice thermaltake, core is copper and it works very nicely
     
  3. coreystang

    coreystang OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Haughton, LA
    Do you have a part # or a link.
     
  4. __23skidoo

    __23skidoo ...has the nuts

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2002
    Messages:
    4,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    thermaltake is *NOT* good. Thermalright is good. Zalman is the best.
     
  6. duff

    duff what's the score here?

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have this Zalman HSF on a 3200+:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-118&depa=1
    I have the fan turned down as low as it will go and it's fairly quiet. Only moderately louder all the way up (the LED brightness varies slightly with the fanspeed - but isn't really bright anyway - there is also a non-LED version). My computer is still plenty cool but I haven't really done any serious gaming or anything to really tax it.

    I've heard great things about this Thermalright - cooler and quieter - but it's more expensive:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=35-109-118&DEPA=1
     
  7. Mikey D

    Mikey D New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    6,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Royal Oak, MI
    I like the Zalman, personally I have the 7700 Cu.

    Zalman is the best noise wise, however there are sink/fans that will give you a lower temp at a higher noise cost.
     
  8. mustang5oh

    mustang5oh New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alexandria, Va-DC metro
    i too would recommend thermalright. The xp120 has the best cooling out of any heatsink i have tested
     

Share This Page