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3dfxcool Socket-AHO cpu cooler

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Azzkiller

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Hi. I was looking at the above cooler for use on a Tbird 1.4ghz. Is this an adequate fan for this processor? I would like to try and maybe overclock the cpu. Also, how well does the thermal grease work that comes with the cpu? Do I need to invest in artic silver compound? And, from what I have read, the version of the AHO being sold right now is different than the blue heatsinked version, does this have any performance penalties over the old one? Thanks!
 

jeff_harrison_344

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Could you please provide a link so we can see the fan specs? And the nomal compound is so so, but the ASII will give you much better performance.
 
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Azzkiller

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jeff_harrison_344 (Jun 20, 2001 07:27 p.m.):
Could you please provide a link so we can see the fan specs? And the nomal compound is so so, but the ASII will give you much better performance.


Hi. Thanks for your response. The website is http://www.1coolpc.com/socketaho.htm It looks like a good cooler, and only costs 15 dollars. Will this work well with a thunderbird 1.4 ghz cpu? I will be using a MSI K7 Raid motherboard. Thanks again!
 
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William

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it looks a little small. I would get a Vantec at http://www.crazypc.com. They have great clips and perform well for the price. They do come with the screaming delta, but that gives them their performance. Definately a better solution for $5 more.
 
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Azzkiller

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William (Jun 22, 2001 03:09 a.m.):
it looks a little small. I would get a Vantec at http://www.crazypc.com. They have great clips and perform well for the price. They do come with the screaming delta, but that gives them their performance. Definately a better solution for $5 more.

If I was to increase my budget by a little, could I get a cooler with the same performance as the Vantec, but quieter? I believe I heard the delta fan is 70db's loud!!! This computer will be in a dorm room, so it kinda needs to be quiet for when I study and stuff. My current system runs at around 54 decibels from the position at where I sit, and it is currently already too loud. Thanks for your help!

[img="[URL]http://www.webzone.net/parkerttp/cpupic.jpg[/URL]"]
Here is a picture of my current system, an Abit Bh6 with a Celeron 566.
 
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Azzkiller

Azzkiller

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Actually, I might just go for a Gladiator Heatsink Fan, its 30 dollars, but comes with the quiet fan i presume, and that shouldnt be too loud, should it? I would also buy some artic silver thermal compound. For now, I could just try the Gladiator out on my Celeron 566, and see if it could allow the chip to be OC'ed to 850 mhz finally. What do you guys think about this idea?
 
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Azzkiller

Azzkiller

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Actually, I might just go for a Gladiator Heatsink Fan, its 30 dollars, but comes with the quiet fan i presume, and that shouldnt be too loud, should it? I would also buy some artic silver thermal compound. For now, I could just try the Gladiator out on my Celeron 566, and see if it could allow the chip to be OC'ed to 850 mhz finally. What do you guys think about this idea?