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Need help in cooling T-bird 1GHZ System Please!

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May 7, 2001
I have a AMD 1GHZ 266 T-bird on an Abit KT7A. I am using a Socket A/370 Bonded Fin CPU Fan with Copper Base made from startech. Here are the specs:

Thermal Resistance 0.68ºC/W
Fan size 50 x 50 x 15 mm
Air Flow 10.9 CFM
Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Rated Current 0.11 Amp
Rated Speed 4700 RPM
Noise 30.5 dBA
Heatsink Dimensions 62 x 52 x 37 mm
Fan + Heatsink weight
Connector 3-lead TX3
Fan Life 54,000 hours

I had to take a fan off a case fan and have it blowing at the CPU just to cool it down more. Without the case fan, I was getting 115F +, but with the case fan, I was getting around 100F +. Which is 50C and rising...I would like to make this go lower. Any suggestions? I am not looking for any water stuff, or anything fancy. A HSF that does cool it down more is what I am looking for. I would like to get this to mid 70F to 80F if possible. My case heat is about 75-80F.
For keeping the heatsink that you have you could try getting a Delta 38 (bloody loud buggers) or possibly an 80mm fan w/ an adapter to fit you heatsink.

For getting a new hsf you could go with a GlobalWin FOP 32-1, FOP38 (has the bloody loud fan), WBK38(bloody loud), CAK(not sure number, probably 38 meaning loud), Alphas are highly recommended, and, of course, the Swiftech 420A (big, expensive, loud)
Could you give me the links to any web site as to where I could purchase the fans and hsf you have listed?
swiftnets.com (Swiftech)