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PAL8045 vs AX-7

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Gilgamesh

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Joined
Feb 10, 2002
Location
Norman, OK
I would like to know which one is better heatsink if both of them are using the same fan.
BTW i've just got a PAL8045, i could got a AX-7 but when i saw that the mounting of the heatsink is through a clip so i decided that would be better choice the Alpha since the AX-7 is a big piece of heatsink and it might damage the cpu or having problems while moving the case.
 

Hoot

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Feb 13, 2001
Location
Twin Cities
You bought wisely. Any heatsink that uses the Socket A holes in the motherboard is a better design from the get-go. Not just because it is a more secure monting system, but a lot of heatsinks with the single bar retaining clip system wind up removing the fins where they are needed the most to make a channel for the bar. A few use other approaches, but they are the exception, not the rule.

Hoot