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Jon

Just Another Retired Moderator
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Dec 19, 2000
Location
Lawrenceville, GA
I'm just bored and I already have this HS/Fan combo but won't get to try it out for another couple days yet so I was wanting to know who had one and how, if any, good they are.

Going for at least the usual 933 out of a new P3 700 on a Soyo 7VCA board.

Thanks for any input.
 

Big Mike

Senior Head of Import Performance
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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Fort Wayne, IN
I have a Global Win FOP38, same heatsink with the super loudass delta 38 cfm fan. Works beautifully, my temps dropped from low 50s to 40C under max load...this is on a heat monger Thunderbird 750 overclocked to about 900 MHZ at 1.92 volts. It should work great even with a smaller fan on an Intel chip.
 

klosters64a

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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Seattle, Wa
It's a very good HSF for the money. The SK7 clip supplied with it exerts enough pressure to crush a glass CPU, just like that. Be VERY careful when you install this HSF. Make sure that the bottom of the HS covers the entire top of the CPU before attempting to install the clip. Latch the non-buckle end of the clip first. Then use the tip of a common screwdriver's blade to exert downward force on the buckle end of the clip--don't exert the force on the buckle itself!! It's a cheapass pos, and you'll destroy it by putting downward force on it. If you don't have a Tarzan-like physique, it's better to make this a two person job. One person does the pressure, the other the latching of the craptastic buckle.
 

Big Mike

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Location
Fort Wayne, IN
No joke, that clip sucks, I broke mine installing it and chipped the die just a hair <thank god it was an unimportant-my-computer-still-runs hair i think my copper shim saved me there>...I just reused one from a generic HSF with the old school adjustable things on it, works fine and the heatsink doesnt move, and the temps are nice and steady.
 

ToddE

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Dec 19, 2000
As long as its not gold and not round its a decent cooler.

"DOWN WITH THERMALTAKE!"
 

Kna

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Dec 29, 2000
Big Mike (Dec 26, 2000 09:13 p.m.):
No joke, that clip sucks, I broke mine installing it and chipped the die just a hair <thank god it was an unimportant-my-computer-still-runs hair i think my copper shim saved me there>...I just reused one from a generic HSF with the old school adjustable things on it, works fine and the heatsink doesnt move, and the temps are nice and steady.

I'm just about to click 'buy' on one of these as it claims to prevent core crushing (which I seriously don't want to happen again!).. are people saying that this doesn't help at all and you still have to be ultra-careful.. should I buy a shim as well to be on the safe side.

The irony here is that I probably won't want to o/c to begin with, just get the thing on without breaking it! =)

Cheers!
 

AnonymousDude

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Dec 17, 2000
that clip is awful. I was installing it, I am reviewing about 9 coolers at the momment. I was dreading doing it anyway as tbirds are fragile and using that I really thought it was a gonna. I took about 1/2mm off the chip's side. CRUNCH. I really thought it was dead. So I replaced the clip with one from a pentium cooler. And the temps still rock...
 

Dan LaRoche

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Dec 31, 2000
Location
South Florida
I have used 2 of these heatinks with coppemine cpu's. The clip creates alot of contact pressure. In many cases that is a good thing (maybe with intel cpu's). The only problem I have had is the rough contact surface. I lapped both heatsinks. Both were able to get a 700e (oem and retail cB0) to 933 using muskin cas2 pc133 memory. Other memory (cas3 pc133) wont go past 902 even at cas3.