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itim100

Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2002
Location
MD
What is the order of the efficiency of these sinks? I have a SLK-600 from when there were only two (600 and 800), but now there are many models, and I was wondering if an upgrade would do me much good. I'm wondering about:
SLK600
SLK700(?)
SLK800(A/U)
SLK900

Thanks for any thoughts/help!
 

fiji

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Joined
Jul 14, 2002
Location
berlin
the higher the number on the slk the better it is, and the more expensive it is


the a, and u versions are exactly teh same except for the way they connect to the mob0..
 

sandman001

Just Freeze It
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Mar 11, 2003
it might weigh more because of the metal plate around teh bottom to screw it to the mobo though.
 

macklin01

Computational Oncologist / Biomathematician / Mode
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Apr 3, 2002
Location
Bloomington, IN
Nope, but the .22 C/W makes the SLK900 slightly better than the SLK800. (5500 RPM Vantec 80mm fan for both) I'm telling you all, just read the Overclocker ratings. They have good test methods.

-- Paul
 

sandman001

Just Freeze It
Joined
Mar 11, 2003
that's why i got my slk-900.

I'm thinking I should have just saved up and gone with water though.......

oh well. Maybe later.
 

OrionRU

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Apr 21, 2003
570g of copper vs 520 i think...

Im running 2200mhz (xp 1700+ ) at 36°C full load with my set up.
 

macklin01

Computational Oncologist / Biomathematician / Mode
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Apr 3, 2002
Location
Bloomington, IN
I would think 12mm wider would be a good initial approximation. ;)

If we had a fin count and an approximation of how thick each fin is, we could come up with a reasonable guess as to how big the increase in fin surface area is. Oh, we'd need to know how thick the base region is, too.

-- Paul
 

Audioaficionado

Sparkomatic Moderator
Joined
Apr 29, 2002
I might as well get the biggest one then since my mobo is on the OK for use list. I've got a link to a 15w rheostat to tame that Tornado fan when I'm not trying to set an overclock record.
 

Caffinehog

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Dec 27, 2001
Location
In the lab
The bigger the number, the better it cools. The differences are small though. The REAL advantage is that the bigger heatsinks use bigger fans, which provide more airflow at lower noise levels.