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Cooling off a 1.4, which is the best?

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sieb

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Ok, Ive read all of the reviews only to find a few moderatly decent HSFs for a 1.4. When I check the makers websites, they say 1.3 and up, but dont specify 1.4 exactly (sometimes 1.5). But Im having a hard time cooling of my new 1.4. I currently have 4 80mm CoolerMaster fans in the case (two upfront, two on the side) and one 60 for exhaust (dont worry, my new case thats on its way has 2 80 exhaust), but the case side is off at the moment. I currently have a GlobalWin WBK38 HSF (with a different, and quieter fan on it, that actually does better than the stock delta motha-had to replace it when it committed suicide by throwing a blade!!), but still cant seem to run full speed at a decent temp. I sit in the 40c range at idle, and hit upper 50c's at full force. At those temps, my system gets all weird on me from the heat. So Ive resorted to downclocking to 1Ghz (till i can test in my new case), which keeps my temps about 4 degrees cooler.

My question? What exactly, from real experiences, is the best HSF for a 1.4?
 

AMDGuy

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sieb (Jul 01, 2001 05:22 p.m.):
Ok, Ive read all of the reviews only to find a few moderatly decent HSFs for a 1.4. When I check the makers websites, they say 1.3 and up, but dont specify 1.4 exactly (sometimes 1.5). But Im having a hard time cooling of my new 1.4. I currently have 4 80mm CoolerMaster fans in the case (two upfront, two on the side) and one 60 for exhaust (dont worry, my new case thats on its way has 2 80 exhaust), but the case side is off at the moment. I currently have a GlobalWin WBK38 HSF (with a different, and quieter fan on it, that actually does better than the stock delta motha-had to replace it when it committed suicide by throwing a blade!!), but still cant seem to run full speed at a decent temp. I sit in the 40c range at idle, and hit upper 50c's at full force. At those temps, my system gets all weird on me from the heat. So Ive resorted to downclocking to 1Ghz (till i can test in my new case), which keeps my temps about 4 degrees cooler.

My question? What exactly, from real experiences, is the best HSF for a 1.4?

I'd go with the Glaciator. It looks to be a real performer with low noise. Otherwise go with watercooling.

40C at idle seems awfully high. My Duron 650 at 1022 sits at about 30C idle.
 

mEKbOY

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Well i have 1.4 @ 1.6 and i use a swiftech 462-a with the delta 68cfm fan. If noise and price is a concern you will be limited. Swiftechs are niosy and expensive. Watercooling is quiet but very expensive. If both of these bother you then get the gladiatior as its good performing and pretty quiet. However your overclcoking the 1.4 will be tough considering its the hotest CPU out there. You will be lucky to hit 1.5ghz.
Hope this has helped.
 
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sieb

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Hmm, Ive looked at the Gladiator, looks fairly small for how much heat I have to move, even if its all copper. I was thinking about the SK6 with a YS Tech fan. Im not touching Deltas again, just too damn loud for my tastes. I can hear it clear across the office, with the case closed... And with the sudden suicide by my last one, Ill stick to some bigger slower speed fans.
 
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William

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i would go with the Swiftech 462 or Glaciator. Your choice.