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Dual-Core Cooling Advice

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Agent WD40, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Agent WD40

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 710

    Hi Guys,

    As the title suggests I currenly have a dual core opteron 170 (as per my sig) and I am using a ThermalTake Silent Tower to cool her down but I still fell that it could be doing a better job, and yes i'm using AS5.

    I was wondering if you could advise a better CPU cooler for my CPU?

    I've been priming both cored for 8 hours now and its fairly consistant @ 52C.

    Also, watercooling isn't an option. Maybe over the summer of before i27...
     
  2. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,137

    whats this prime thing... how do you work it to actually do anything.. and how long do you leave it on for..

    im a proper n00b at this prime thing as ive never bothered with it... i just do the stress test with SysTool.
     
  3. Agent WD40

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 710

    The below guide should highlight what Priming is and so on...

    http://forum.overclockersonline.com...74&start=0&S=d9cbc89dbda87fddd565ba42f79a5197

    I've been running both Cores Flatout for the past 8 hours and it is a little warm. I think if I go for water I will for for the swiftech 220, as this has had some extremely good reviews but I need a good air cooler for the time being!

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Agent :cool:
     
  4. Rednut05

    Banned

    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    Prime is a stress testing program. So after 8 hours and no problems seems stable enough.
     
  5. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,137

    id recommend the gpower cooler... gigabyte...

    it always keeps my cpu in the 30-37C mark.

    very easy to install with 939 sockets.... and good reviews. dont think many people on here like it though... i dont know
     
  6. sagaboy2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,436

    Location: Church Fenton

    I have the old arctic 64 cooler, keep my 4400X2 : 2.4 cool under load with 50% fan speed. around 40C
     
  7. Bito

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,216

    Location: London

    Hi m8...I've just stuck a Thermaltake Big Typhoon on my Opteron 170, with a PanaFlo M1A fan......currently running P95, dual instances at 2.8Ghz/1.375v :)
     
  8. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,484

    Location: Manchester

    Good choice of cooler, CPU and fan :p in fact best combination you can get imo :)
     
  9. Agent WD40

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 710

    I like the setup...

    But I dont see the PanaFlo fans on the OcUK webby.

    Should I go for the "Delta 120mm Focussed Flow Fan" or will that just be too loud?
     
  10. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 819

    Location: Reading

    Hmmm they do run hot don't they. Here is a link to some reviews on cpu coolers.
    The Zalman looks best. I have the Zalman and there are no clearance issues.
    They run hot because there are two cores drawing power. As long as you dont get close to 70C you will have no real issues.
    On the plus side you can turn down the central heating!!

    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=37&threadid=1723066&enterthread=y