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MilleniumsGlaciator&Swiftech 426 A

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cybergump

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I am getting ready to buy a heatsink and have been looking at reveiws from many web sites.As i was comparing watts at each test it seems that the millenium glaciator is cooling better than swiftech.I seen where swiftech on a 78 watt system was reaching 41c and at 71 watt 35c.Here at overclockers.com they show a 83watt system at 39c with a cpu temp even lower.Unless i am really missing something that shows Milleniums glaciator taking 5 more watts and reaching 2c less in temp.Now i'm sure that case cooling and room temp can play into this very much as well and would make this impossible to base a judgement on being the temps came from two completly different test systems.I just had noticed this and would appreciate some opinions.It would be great t to see a reveiw of the Swiftech done here at overclockers.com with same system as Milleniums glaciator!! Swiftech (as usual) has another high quality cooler.It shows in every way,the mount to the motherboard ,the mirrored finish,etc.Question is ?Can that 45.00 (shipped) out cool the 79.95 plus shipping?
 
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William

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the glaciator may be better, but the Swiftech's mounting is much better.
 

Thelemac

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Overclockers.com did, in fact, test the Swiftech. The link is here: http://www.overclockers.com/articles347/index.asp

Overall, I think the mounting on the Swiftech is better, but the price on the Glaciator is really attractive. For my aircooled system I'm leaning heavily towards the Millenium. Though that is about a month away.
 
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cybergump

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MilleniumsGlaciator&Swiftech 462A

Thanks for the link.I went and looked at the two reviews here at overclockers.com and the test of the T Bird shows in fact that the Swiftech 462 A beat the Millenium out for cooling.Swiftech 30.5c and millenium 32.5 thats assuming both cpu was producing 54watts of heat as was mentioned in the Swiftech review.
Yes the mounting design is of the Swiftech is superior to anything i have run across .
I was curious as to whether or not you should still use a shim with this mount >The blue ones that cpufx has now (non-conductive)would probably be a good idea still would it not?
 

ken257

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The Swiftech 462 with the Delta fan and reostat is hard to beat. I would make a decision based on weather or not you are going to transport the computer at all like for lan parties and stuff. The Millenium Glaciator is still only held on by a normal clip and the sink is heavy putting a lot of strain on the socket when in transport. Imagine that thing coming off and bouncing around inside your case :( The Swiftech bolts to the motherboard with standoffs so it will never go anywhere, also no need for a shim either the mounting system is great.
 
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William

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cybergump, I think shims are a great idea. A noncondictive shim is what you want. Your temps will increase some, but I doubt too much with a copper hsf. It is a great insurance policy against cracking your Bird or Duron, even though these two shouldn't be too bad about doing that.
 

ColdMiser

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MilleniumsGlaciator&Swiftech 462 A

ken257 (Jun 05, 2001 01:20 a.m.):
The Swiftech 462 with the Delta fan and reostat is hard to beat. I would make a decision based on weather or not you are going to transport the computer at all like for lan parties and stuff. The Millenium Glaciator is still only held on by a normal clip and the sink is heavy putting a lot of strain on the socket when in transport. Imagine that thing coming off and bouncing around inside your case :( The Swiftech bolts to the motherboard with standoffs so it will never go anywhere, also no need for a shim either the mounting system is great.

Ken, are you saying that the Swiftech mount makes it safer to move the computer as opposed to the Glaciator's standard clip? I would love to get the Swiftech, but I have been reluctant because of it's mass. I rarely move my computer, but a couple times a year it goes in the car. I would like to not have to worry about destroying anything. I understand that the Swiftech has no chance of falling off like the Millenium does, but does the Swiftech mount prevent any dynamic forces from destroying my chip?