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    Do the orbs really crush cores or do they just have a bad name???

    hey guys,
    u read it....Do they crush the cores? Im looking at a Super Orb or maybe just a Chrome orb. What do u guys think about them and the tbird cores??
    thanx
    jay

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    the original golden orbs were really bad with the twist on clip for the amd chips, but now, they have fixed then on the chrome and the super with a new clip design. they are not the best heatsink though, a global win fop-38 will do better, and the wbk-38 (i think thats the name) is currently the best hsf of the common ones.

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    "Orbs don't kill, people do". Sorry about that, just thought I'd type the first stupid thing that popped into my brain.

    I was in the same boat as you a few months ago, and after reading dozens of reviews on it, I decided to go with the SORB. I've been very pleased with it in both performance and installation aspects. The only complaint I had was with the surface quality of the base, mind you a quick lapping took care of that. Yes the the fop-38 does cool better, but if I can't hear the footsteps of my own Mech over my CPU fan, then what's the point.

    That's my 2-bits worth.


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    From what I've been told, the heatsinks that crush the AMDs were designed for P3s. People think that they will work for both and they really don't.

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    As long as you get the models intended for the AMD processors, you shouldn't have problems.
    WARNING: Some less the honorable vendors are still trying to sell off the original ones NOT intended for the AMD processors as those that are!

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    What part of "ORBS ****ing Suck !" dont you understand ?



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    I put a coolermaster on a ppro with some mod/ion. Later on I found out that they cooled better than a thermaltake. The cooler master was originally for a duron/t-bd. DO a check the best HS for cooling is a little over the weight recommended by AMD but it isn't that much only like 10 grams. The copper hedhog was actually a poor performer if I am not mistaken and also too heavy for the durons/t-bds. It showed the performence of all the top HSs. I wish I could remember the link. The one that was the best was a single fan HS that looked alot like a cooler master but noise wise I believe was like in the middle.

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    Crackign cores isn't the problem, crappy performance is:
    http://www.legionhardware.com/Review...a_pep66t_3.php

    And Improper tests that show it matching alpha/globalwin performance is another problem. The fact is that the super orb isn't all that it is "tested" to be.


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    I have a Golden Orb on my Cel II. It was a pain in the @ss to put in on because I wasn't thinking. I even cut myself with one of the blades. I struggled so much with it I thought my Cel II was a gonner. Anyway, at the end my brain finally kicked in and I found a super easy way to put it on. Just use your head before you install it.

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    DO NOT BUY A GOLDEN ORB FOR YOUR T-BIRD OR ATHLON!!!!

    Both a friend of mine and I put a golden orb on our brand new T-birds and mine was cracked in half and his was a fractured core. I had to go through hell and high water to get a repleacement for that cracked chip also.

    I also delt with a sleazebag of a salesman...but that is another story. (He told me that the golden orb was "certified" for the T-bird...when in reality AMD does not even recommend that fan for their chip.)

    DO NOT BUY THE GOLDEN ORB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Alright Dr. Foxx I give. What exactly happened to you to make you hate the ORB's so much?



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    i dont care for the orbs either even though i am unsing one on my chip but the good thing about them is the new clip it is the easiest fan to attach that i have used

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