your in luck buddy i have the p4t-e and the swifty, i installed it with no problems everything fit like a glove , dont go with the volcano and i prefer the swifty over the alpha, but thats my opinion, good luck with your rig!
What are you using to check your temps? I'm using MBM(latest download) but the temp is WAY lower than the Asus probe...so I adjusted MBM to = Asus probe....maybe that is my problem? As my 1.6A @ 2272 is 60C(Hours of gaming) !! Both Stock and AVC HSFan.
I have the Swifty as well and very pleased it. I am running 133fsb with RDRAM 4X (finally). Pures like a Kitty for me. 31c idle and 38c full load. Installation is more difficult than your average HS/F combo, but the results speak for themself. Good luck.
I use sysoft sandra 2002 and the bios temp readings, im going to invest in a probe for more accurate readingds your numbers seem kinda high and me and chop have abou the same temps so its fairly accurate now
My p4 [email protected] stock/hsf was at 50c idle with asus probe, 35c idle with mbm5 and bios. So if your worried about getting a new heatsink because of temps, asus probe doesn't always read correctly. Use something else to verify. Anyway, just posting to try and save you some money. Use your retail hsf and you can still get a decient overclock on that board. Your 1.8a should do 2.4ghz with everything @ 133mhz, and cause no extra heat problems. These northwoods run pretty cool a this fsb(133). By the way, if you are willing to spend, the Swifty's the best performer, but the alpha is half the price, and is a good heatsink. I have the alpha 8942 on this machine now and although my temps are a little lower, you don't need it uless you want to go higher than above mentioned. I keep mine @ 133fsb with a papst 12dba fan, cool(enough) and quiet too.
What I did is stressed my CPU then checked the Asus Probe temp....say it was 60C....I then shutdown and got into the BIOS to check the hardware monitro right away. It would show like 58C. When using MBM5 I had to "adjust" the CPU temp up 21C !! Or it would give me REALLY low temps which I know could not be right! Is this how YOU checked your BIOS temp?? I also did this same thing at idel. The BIOS and Asus probe where very close (45C Idel) while MBM5 would show 24C at idel! Hence the 21C adjustment.
My Alpha 8942 is due tomorrow
Again I'm running my 1.6A at 1.7v and 2272Mhz. I'll be pushing for more fsb when I get the Alpha on