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    Please advise on fan/hs options.

    I just had built a socketA T-Bird 1.1G system on a Gigabyte GA-7DXC mobo. I used the retail box CPU fan/HS. I DO NOT plan to overclock at all, so should I be ok with the OEM fan/hs. I know it would be even better with a good aftermarket combo, but should I have anything to worry about with the OEM if I don't overclock? Either way, what are some good aftermarket combos for the socketA T-Bird? Something that will cool more efficiently and will fit w/o modification. Thanks in advance.

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    dock44, be aware that is no defacto OEM HSF. Simply by being OEM, it refers to a T-Bird that comes without an official HSF as supplied by AMD. Thus your retailer can sell you that OEM T-Bird with any compatable HSF (usually CoolerMaster, Taisol) out on the market or without one at all.

    For your needs, an Alpha PAL 6035 or a Global Win FOP-32 are probably good choices. My nod goes to the Alpha for superior construction/design.

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    No you dont need new cooler that will do fine No cooler ever made a stock CPU overheat! God damn people! It says under this article that AMD made the cpu for anysituation posible so no need to panic!
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    serb2, calm down and understand that OEM coolers are selected almost solely on cost rather then performance and thus most of them have relatively poor performance. I ran a T-Bird 1.1GHz CPU with the CoolerMaster (typical OEM HSF) + Artic Silver and although it was comparable in size to the Alpha in terms of dimensions, it kept full load temps up into the 55 - 58C region. I switched out the CoolerMaster with an Alpha + Artic Silver and got temps in the 43 - 46C range. I even repeated twice to ensure it was not a fluke.

    Higher CFMs, superior materials, better design and increased mass were all availiable in the Alpha but lacking in the OEM HSF.

    Even if you're not overclocked, what's $30 for some added peace of mind?

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    If you intend to keep the HSF that came with the processor, you can remove it, clean it up and apply thermal compound/grease to get the most out of it.
    Globalwin is probably the most bang for the buck choice. If you dislike noise however, you may have to change the fan.
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    I am not saying anything I dont like them either that is why i got 5 diff colers! LOL
    CHROME ORB, FOP38, FOP32-1, and tailsol! But now i am using the new ALPHA 6035MCF and its cool! All i was saying is taht AMD designed coolers are more than you can get!
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