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    ArctiCoolers for Athlon?

    just saw the review of the new ArctiCoolers at www.hardocp.com

    they beat out the PEP66 Alphas.

    does anyone know if these coolers will be made for Slot A CPU's as well? all i've read were for Flip Chips.

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    if you're talking about the Artic Circle Cooler made by Montac (it was originally a cooler made by HP), they sell Slot A versions, but they're out of all parts, so there are no more being made...

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    I just got one from montac.com on wed. They ship them out as they get parts... It only took a week to get mine. I've got 2 now They are the best air coolers I've seen to date. Took my ****ey SL3CC 450 to 600 no prob.
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    Machupo.

    the parent company is HP as well, but these seem to be made by
    AGILENT

    the cooler is just called ArctiCooler...not Arctic Circle.

    curious about this company and cooler cause they were reviewed to be cooler, quieter, and cheaper (20$+ range) than the Alphas....and they're already rated up to 1.4Ghz chips.

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    looks the same as the Arctic Circle Cooler from Montac though.





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    Originally posted by zoom:
    looks the same as the Arctic Circle Cooler from Montac though.
    The one offered at montac is an older panaflo orb HSF (the Heatsinks are pulls from old HP 'super computers') this new one is a all new product from Aligent, whose parent company is HP. The newer HSF is only 3/5ths the size but apparently is a Alpha killer once the thermal interface material has had time to 'warm-up'. I say scrape it off and put some quality heatsink compound instead!



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    S_Klass.

    cool....i've only read a bunch of your posts...but i gotta say...you're always on the ball man!

    good show!

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    Where in the heck do you get a Slot 1 version?!

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    Call me a traditionalist, but I find myself heavily favoring Alphas. Expensive, a ***** to put together...

    but what you get is a non nonsense piece of machinery that does exactly what it is supposed to do.


    In the day of modern tecnology, thats a pretty wonderful thing in itself.

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    If you read the article or go the agilent's web site you will see that the thermal interface material isn't like that crap on stock intel heatsinks. I would do what they reccomend and leave it on.

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    I agree that new TIM looks to be a high performer.. but it's burn in process leaves a lot to be desired! In order for the TIM to reach peak efficency it has to be raised up to 65C! Now call me crazy but I NEVER want to have my CPU reach anywhere into that zone. Furthurmore, a good quality silver thermal compound is no slacker as a TIM either and no 'burn-in' is required!

    and zoom thanks for your kind words
    we both are still 'young' in this forum and have a lot to share AND learn


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    I have a hp artic orb on my peltier and it cools great!! I have to say, these orbs are THE BEST!!!

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    S_Klass,

    Almost right. The HP TurboCoolers that we modify into our Arctic Circles are not "pulls from old HP 'super computers". They are unused pieces from HP's excess inventory.

    It is easy to understand the confusion as some other sites do indeed sell "pulled" TurboCoolers.

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    Nevin thanks for clearing that up, I quote from your page

    "The Arctic Circle is based on the surplus HP TurboCooler which has not been produced in about two years. We have been scouring the world in search of these coolers in an attempt to keep the supply of Arctic Circles flowing as long as possible. As a consequence of this, some of our raw stocks have some cosmetic scratches on the body and/or cold plate."

    Based on that, I had always assumed the Heatsinks were pulls while the fans were new. If I was wrong I appreciate the correction.

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    S_Klass,

    Cosmetic flaws are most often due to rough handling during some phase of shipping. One batch of 1500 coolers we acquired had traveled from Singapore, to Colorado, to Florida, to Canada, to Omaha, and finally to us in California over the course of their 2 year existance. While still in the original boxes from the OEM manufacturer, some were a bit worse for wear. (Thre was also an original invoice to HP in the shipment. HP paid more than $25.00 dollars each for the coolers buying them 20,000 at a time!)

    I only wish we could find an additional supply of the coolers that we could acquire at a price that would allow us to keep making the Arctic Circle and hold its price.

    Oh well, it was a incredible ride while it lasted.

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