View Full Version : overclocked athlon cooler
09-15-03, 04:24 PM
What's a good CPU Cooler for an overclocked AthlonXP 2800+ 2.083 GHz Barton CPU? Im looking for an ATX form factor, and something under 45dB.
09-15-03, 04:27 PM
Thermalright has the best heatsinks for AMD procs. The slk-900u is the best and the slk-800 is also really nice but supports only 80mm fans instead of the 92mm fans that the 900 supports. Also the sk-7 is a great HS. Its performance is slightly behind the slk-800 but it is much cheaper. Couple any of those with a good fan and you are golden. Some like to use a thermaltake smartfan II so that they can adjust the volume to their tastes.
09-15-03, 04:28 PM
I have a fan controller, would that work with fans w/o built-in speed control?
09-15-03, 04:30 PM
yes it will, it works by adjusting the voltage that you send to the fan.
09-15-03, 04:33 PM
Harsh! I'm looking at the SLK 800-U (http://www.kdcomputers.com/eui/xNuP2YuMQwaz4gAAGlTCxo/profile/862) with a Blue LED case fan. Just a normal lil' fan. If it doesn't work, I'll replace it with something with big power behind it. Thanks!
09-15-03, 04:35 PM
yeah the slk-800 will work pretty decent with an led case fan, as long as you aren't ocing a whole ton. With a good HS like that you can run a very low cfm fan and still maintain good temps.
09-15-03, 06:51 PM
How much OC'ing do you think I could do on an Athlon 2.083Ghz Barton with just an LED 80mm fan and a SLK-800? i.e. in Mhz...
09-16-03, 10:00 AM
I would go with the new Swiftech MCX462-V available at www.sidewindercomputers.com. That will give you exceptional performance at good noise levels, it is moderately priced at $50 plus a fan.
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