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The best cooling for a 1.2 or 1.3 athlon with 266 fsb in a DDR mobo???

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MICHEL

New Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2001
Helloo ppl,
I am from Portugal so first I must say: sorry my english...
I am thinking of buying a new DDR mobo with an Athlon 1.2 or 1.3 with 266 Mhz fsb but I have lot of questions:
- I was thinking of buying the Asus A7M mobo but I'm hearing from several ppl that it is really really instable and because of that Asus has stopped to produce and to sell it... is that right ???
- I have also heared from several people that 1.3 Athlons with 266 fsb are really really instable... is that correct ???
- I know that I must have a good cooling system for this CPU and I'm thinking of buying a Swiftek MC 370-0A (I know the MC462-A is better but it's just impossible to find one here!) or a ThermoEngine because I heared this one is really good too... what do you think about this??? Should I buy one of them or buy a Peltier ??? Is it difficult to install a Peltier??? What do I need to know ??? Water cooling is difficult to install ???
I just told you that my DDR memory will be Crucial PC2100 and I'm thinking of buying the new MSi KT266 instead of the Asus A7M, is this one better than the Asus A7A with the Ali chipset ???
Thank you for helping me to decide and to get a really godd stable machine... here in Portugal it's rather difficult to talk about this to ppl who know what they're talking about...
One more time thank you...
 

Hoot

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Location
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I can address the HSF issue. Although I love the engineering behind the ThermoEngine, I believe the MC-370 will cool better for you. I have the MC-462A and the 370 is close enough in performace to be a very good choice. Good Luck with the other questions. I am not qualified to make an educated statement about DDR at this point.

Hoot
 

Mojo

Registered
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Feb 2, 2001
MICHEL (Apr 16, 2001 11:35 a.m.):
Helloo ppl,
I am from Portugal so first I must say: sorry my english...
I am thinking of buying a new DDR mobo with an Athlon 1.2 or 1.3 with 266 Mhz fsb but I have lot of questions:
- I was thinking of buying the Asus A7M mobo but I'm hearing from several ppl that it is really really instable and because of that Asus has stopped to produce and to sell it... is that right ???
- I have also heared from several people that 1.3 Athlons with 266 fsb are really really instable... is that correct ???
- I know that I must have a good cooling system for this CPU and I'm thinking of buying a Swiftek MC 370-0A (I know the MC462-A is better but it's just impossible to find one here!) or a ThermoEngine because I heared this one is really good too... what do you think about this??? Should I buy one of them or buy a Peltier ??? Is it difficult to install a Peltier??? What do I need to know ??? Water cooling is difficult to install ???
I just told you that my DDR memory will be Crucial PC2100 and I'm thinking of buying the new MSi KT266 instead of the Asus A7M, is this one better than the Asus A7A with the Ali chipset ???
Thank you for helping me to decide and to get a really godd stable machine... here in Portugal it's rather difficult to talk about this to ppl who know what they're talking about...
One more time thank you...

Well, firstly i have an A7M266 and it works alrite...really cool board too :> and i got a wbk 38 HSF its a screamer but its worth it... i would wanna upgrade it to an 8cm fan to quieten the beast down... and I've got the Istorm2 cooler to cool my pc down alittle... thats about it... have fun with u'r system be it whatever u choose