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AL Romero

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I just got my order for a Coolmaster (socket A) HAC-V81 hsf that is adjustable from like 2500rpms to 4800rpms with a max of 63 cfm's and this is the ****zle!!!! Not joke!!! It droped my temps 10 to 16 degrees. Just wanted to let everyone know....
AL
 

irish80122

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True, but I am not sure if it will fit on my motherboard since there are a lot of caps surrounding the chip. Makes perfect sense doesn't it? The board is a MSI K7N2G-ILSR, any idea on if one would fit. It also doesn't have mounting holes, ugh!!!
 

james.miller

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should do - the slk-800 has a very thin base that sweaps outwards towards the top - the base is actually thinner than the x-dream. i dont know if there's a mobo that it doesnt fit on (except mabey some dually boards).
 

irish80122

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Hmmm, I will definately look into it. I just got a tornado so it would be a good addition, especially since it is one that won't create more noise!
 

irish80122

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Gracias, I will look up the specs on the HS I have now, which is a Tt Volcano 7. I have that and a Tornado fan because while I was online one day, the CPU fan just stopped?!? It really has never worked since, so I had to get the new fan (thank God I was here). How much better is the 800 over the Volcano 7? I know it is probably a great deal better.
 

james.miller

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a hell of a lot. infact i have a v7 myself. it ran 41c idle, 49c load on my palamino xp1800. my slk-800 ran 27c idle, 34c load on the same cpu (at 1725mhz)
 

irish80122

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Dang, yea it is probably about time to make a move, especially since I am trying to get rid of anything Tt right now! That fan just stopping really spooked me, it was less than a year old too! I will start looking through the classifieds, and if not there online. Thanks!
 

irish80122

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james.miller said:
the original fan on my v7 actually blew up. scared the crap out of me when i saw the bright flash and the pc shut off lol

Holy s**t!!! That is not a good thing. I actually did contact Tt about getting a replacement fan, but then I asked myself what the hell I was going, since it had just stopped on me, but that is even worse! Did you get a new Tt fan, or did you do what I did and decided it was time to move on?
 

james.miller

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well after that i just put a regular case fan on my heatsink. it was about 2 months after that i brought my slk-800. i havent looked back since
 

irish80122

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I don't blame you. One thing my dad got me thinking about though the other day is why are temps so important. I mean, right now I am at about 40-45 degrees load, and I know that will reduce the life of my processor, but other than that, why are temps important to keep down? Just curious, thanks!
 

james.miller

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they arnt. temps are really only inportant once you start to seriously overclock. if your not into that - 45c full load is fine as long as its stable.







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<------ contributing member now:)
 

irish80122

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james.miller said:
they arnt. temps are really only inportant once you start to seriously overclock. if your not into that - 45c full load is fine as long as its stable.








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<------ contributing member now:)

Congrats on the contributing member!!! I am starting to get more into OCing, how much of a difference does it make there. As you can see from my sig, I have done a bit, but not all that much. I am waiting for my Sparkle power supply to get in before I can do much more because I have a no-name in there right now. Also, one question I asked on another forum but I would love to get your opinion on is how important are the clips for Corsair 3200 sticks? I took them off when I installed them and now am wondering if I made a mistake.
 

james.miller

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thanks:)

as you overclock higher and increase voltages and such, thats where the bigger heatsinks really show their muscle - the difference in temps between those and the rest of the heatsinks increase at higher cpu speeds.

as for the clips - should be fine if the ram's h/s is stuck on well
 

irish80122

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james.miller said:
thanks:)

as you overclock higher and increase voltages and such, thats where the bigger heatsinks really show their muscle - the difference in temps between those and the rest of the heatsinks increase at higher cpu speeds.

as for the clips - should be fine if the ram's h/s is stuck on well

Cool cool, I think that's all of the questions I have for now, thank you so much!