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Millennium Glaciator

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qaman7

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Jun 22, 2001
I like the specs and the test results on this HSF but am concerned about its weight. At almost 1 1/2 lbs it far exceeds the limit established by AMD. I am also concerned about the mounting system being just a clip. The Swiftech MC462 is almost the same weight but it uses 4 screws than just a clip. I am concerned that this type of weight may crack the CPU socket tangs. Are my concerns justified or I am just being paranoid? Any words of wisdom?
 

awol

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Feb 2, 2001
if you don't jolt or give it a good knock, it'll stay in place. it won't break off unless you bang it real good.
 

WillysNut

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qaman...welcome to the forums! I understand your concern. I'm currently using a CAK38..w/ my Duron 750 which weighs less than the Glaciator...but is heavy none the less.

I have not had any problems yet but I don't move my box around a lot. You might want to consider purchasing a non-conductive shim which protects the cpu and assures level placement of the heat sink...but I don't use one!!

Good luck...go for the Glaciator!!!
 
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qaman7

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Jun 22, 2001
Thanks for the responses. I am wondering if there is another HSF out there with similar performance but not so heavy.
 

Plat

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Jun 4, 2001
Ya

in my opinion the SK6, the Gladiator and the Cak38 all deserve consideration.

the Gladiator and the SK6 are lighter than the Cak38.

the clip on the SK6 sux however. the clip on the Gladiator is SWEET.

Only problem w/ the Gladiator in my opinion is that it really doesn't work as well w/ anything less than the 6800 rpm delta fan.
 
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qaman7

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The 6800 RPM Delta fan. Isn't this fan welknown for its noise. I read some where that it almost sounds like a hair dryer.

From reading the postings in this forum it seems like considerations should also be given to the thermal grease - all are not created equal and thermal grease is not thermal grease!! Any words of wisdom?

Plat (Jun 22, 2001 09:24 p.m.):
Ya

in my opinion the SK6, the Gladiator and the Cak38 all deserve consideration.

the Gladiator and the SK6 are lighter than the Cak38.

the clip on the SK6 sux however. the clip on the Gladiator is SWEET.

Only problem w/ the Gladiator in my opinion is that it really doesn't work as well w/ anything less than the 6800 rpm delta fan.
 

Slake

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