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  1. #1
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    Sep 1999
    Titusville, FL. USA

    Best software cooler for 1GHz Thunderbird

    I am sitting at 46C right now at idle. Would someone please suggest, and possibly supply, a software cooling program. I have used CPUIdle 5.6 and it seems to freeze when playing games, and I don't want to have to disable it just to run a game. Also, I have an MSI K7T Pro 2-A motherboard, is this a good one? I spent 119 on it, and 208 on the CPU today at the computer show. Also, I seem to be freezing up in programs that use 3D Hardware and high CPU load. I have an Alpha7HO on the CPU, and an 3D Prophett II for a video card. I know this is kind of an unorganized post, but please just respond with anything that may relate. Thanks!

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    Jul 2000
    I use rain 2.0 works good for me

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  3. #3
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    Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
    RAIN worked OK for my K6-2, but I have seen no improvement on my Duron. Same for CPU-Idle. Intel CPU really benifit from it though.

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    Nov 1999
    I thought the halt software commands had limited affect on Athlons!?!?

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  5. #5
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    Jul 1999
    Keller, Tx, USA
    If you have the option, make sure you enable ACPI on your system, as it has internal command sets (HLT) for CPU cooling built into it
    I found that RAIN 2.0 on my system actually increased temperatures... I am using some thermal paste with a wm/k rating of 2.0 (details how well it transfers heat) cost about 6.00 at am also using a keeps my temps at around 21-24c idle and 34-39 under full load... You might try a fop32 (little quieter) will leave you with a little higher temp, but it will also be a little quieter

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    512 MB SD-133
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    60 GB ATA-100 (IDE)
    GeForce2 MX-400 64MB AGP
    19" Veiwsoniq PF-790
    Hauppauge 5.1 TV/FM Card
    Poineer 12x DVD
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    TB-Santa Cruz Dolby 5.1

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