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PsY]{0

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I am doing an upgrade on my machine, an 800 t-bird with Asus A7V KT133, i'd like to know your opinion of what should i use to pump it up to 1000 or more. tnhx
 

dimmreaper

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PsY]{0 (Dec 21, 2000 04:49 a.m.):
I am doing an upgrade on my machine, an 800 t-bird with Asus A7V KT133, i'd like to know your opinion of what should i use to pump it up to 1000 or more. tnhx
Are you asking about cooling?

If so:
Liquid cooling is almost a necessity for Tbird OCing. I say almost because their are only a very few viable air cooling solutions. The best that comes to mind right now is the Alpha PEP66. No matter what anyone says, stay away from TT Orbs. I read so many bad reviews of them, but at the same time I read a lot of good reviews. I say that if reviews can't agree on a products effectiveness, than it must not be very effective. 8)
 

smit

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See if you can get 950 out of it,get yourself a big orb and Artic Ice thermal past,and see what you can get go to the coolerguys.com they have alll the Hardware that you need
 

Mike

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Well, the Crome Orb works just fine for my Duron [email protected], which is what I am typing on now. Doesn't even get warm to the touch. And, yes, there is plenty of heat transfer going on, cause the chip is not hot, either.

Also, it gets my T-bird 700 to 850, same results. For some reason. the T-Bird 700 poops out at 900 on both of my Motherboards (A7V and KT7). I don't think its a heat thing tho, cause it won't even post at 900.
Any how, there are better solutions for air cooling than the ThermalTake products, but I can get Orbs locally and cheap, so I use them. If you are going to have to order, I would have to agree with Jeff, the PEP 66 seems to get rockin reviews.
Crank it up!
 

tony

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Mar 11, 2001
The absolute best form of air cooling right now is the Agilent Arcticooler, not many people know this because they are very difficult to find. As long as you are not going to use a peltier then this baby will do the job. Alone the Arcticooler beats all Alphas at idle and full load. I would defenetly prefer this cooler over the Alphas because it is half the size and silent. Another bonus of this cooler is it is AMD approved unlike the Alphas.
 

tony

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The absolute best form of air cooling right now is the Agilent Arcticooler, not many people know this because they are very difficult to find. As long as you are not going to use a peltier then this baby will do the job. Alone the Arcticooler beats all Alphas at idle and full load. I would defenetly prefer this cooler over the Alphas because it is half the size and silent. Another bonus of this cooler is it is AMD approved unlike the Alphas.