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Air cooling guide.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Bundles, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. Bundles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jan 2003

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    Location: Hatton

    Bundles' Heatsink addition to the exteme cooling 2006 sticky:

    Since we get so many repeated questions on What HSF is best for what platform, I thought I would ask your opinion on what is best for each of the following:

    Socket A
    Socket 754, 939
    Socket 478, 775

    Please post your recomendations here and I will filter out the best, get it added to the sticky and get it updated when new coolers come out. :eek:

    (credits will be given where due)
  2. Mikebert4


    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 224

    Location: Peterborough, UK

    Skt 939:

    A/C Freezer 64 Pro, only 41'C full load with 1.6v through my 3000+ AND it's near-silent as well!

    There is no competition

    *ducks flames from Scythe fans*
  3. Coln


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Scotland

    Have to agree with MikeBert4. Arctic Cooler here for me too.
  4. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Leeds, UK

    Skt 775: Thermaltake BigT gets my vote from personal experience.
  5. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

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    Location: Up North

    Skt 939

    TTBT Cooled my opty 170 @2.85ghz 1.5vcore 30c idle / 42c load.

    This was with a naked core which the TTBT is suitable for despite its weght as its screw down rather than clip-on.
  6. p4radox


    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

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    Location: Prague

    Socket A: Gigabyte G-Power Pro

    When you say "best" it depends on what criteria you judge the coolers. The Freezer 64/7 Pro is easily the best value for money cooler, but there are better coolers.
  7. Bundles

    Wise Guy

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    We be on about best performance hence why it's going in the "Exteme Cooling" sticky :)
  8. dale1uk

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    Agreed, very good cooler thats also quiet on its slowest speed. The fact its universal so it can be used for other systems after an upgrade is also nice.
  9. weescott


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

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    Location: Heckling for change

    That's a bit misleading Bundles. One could just say" buy any old Heatsink and slap a Delta on there!" ;)

    Leave the options open I say.

  10. Stan_Lite

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    My personal favourites are:

    S939 - Si120 and
    S478 - Arctic Freezer 4.

    Stan :)