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Coolest, quietest AMD CPU?

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bebaumax

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Hey, guys, bottom line is, I went back to intel. But, I just found an old EPOX 8KHA board (okokok.. I know.. how do you misplace and forget about a motherboard...). I'm sick of the noise from AMD CPUs. What's the coolest-running CPU I can get for this Socket A board? And what's my best bet for low-noise cooling? Should I just buy a retail XP?

Thanks for all your advice, guys!
-B
 

dropadrop

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I could be wrong, but I would imagine that those xp1700 tbreds people have been talking about are pretty cool. They only use 1.5v(?), so they should'nt produce alot of heat. (at stock speeds ofcourse)
 

Garfield

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wow, that's a pretty low vcore. yeah, i can't imagine that produces too much heat with as average 1.8+ vcore does.
 

nightowl

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If you are not thinking of overclocking it, at least for now, why not get an xp1600 (cheap) and undervolt it. The xp in rig#2 below is running with a 1.65 vcore with no problems. With the ax7 and the silent papst fan you cant get much quieter.
 

SLO_N8

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My 1600+ runs about 10c cooler than my 1700+ Tbred. I'd think a 1600+ w/ a good stepping could drop to some _very_ low voltages @ default speed. 1600+ Palomino would be my choice for quiet speed :)
 
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bebaumax

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nightowl said:
If you are not thinking of overclocking it, at least for now, why not get an xp1600 (cheap) and undervolt it. The xp in rig#2 below is running with a 1.65 vcore with no problems. With the ax7 and the silent papst fan you cant get much quieter.

What is the AX-7, and where can I get that? Do you know rough cost?

Thanks for everyone's reply so far!
-B
 

nightowl

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If you check this thread you should be able to find somewhere that will ship to you. I know they cost around £30 but I dont know about any other countries.
 
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bebaumax

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maxima88 said:
The thermalright SK-7] cost just a few $ more but performs slightly better than the ax-7. The SLK-800 is the best HS but costs over $40 w/o a fan.

What's the quietest fan I can get? Are these 80mm heatsinks? Damn, now I'm gettin' all excited about an AMD system again..
-B