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Air Cooling a p4

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Apr 18, 2001
I am looking at a northwood p4 and was wondering what the best air cooling options are?

I have the Thermaltake Volcano and it seems to be very good. Alot of people rave about the Swiftech MCX478. I am acutally thinking about getting one just to try it out. If your not doing very heavy overclocking you could probally just use the stock cooling.

Also the Dragon 478 is really good, and I have heard good things about the Sunflower, which looks to be about the same thing. But I think the Dragon pushes more CFM's.
Swiftech MCX478
Alpha (Forgot Series)
Volcano 7+

Those are all good sinks... They will cool way better than the Retail heatsink and the Volcano 7+ is worth the money.
hoytron said:
Alpha has a new heatsink for the PIV. I'm sure it's top notch.

what is the name of the heatsink. I cant find anything about it on thier site or anywhere else for that matter.