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    Which is the best cpu cooler software?

    Rain,CpuIdle,Waterfall...

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    Well they all work bout the same way, so any of them work fine. If I had to pick one I'd say rain. But if you have a KX133A chipset you will need CPUcool or do the register 52 hack to get your idle temps down.. All the progies you mentioned seem to not like the KX/Duron or Tbird combo. Good Luck!

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    It really doesnt matter. They all pretty much do the same thing. Though I use Rain because from what I understand is that it takes up the least amount of system resources, which in turn also lifts some extra stress off the CPU and give you a 1 degree or less drop.

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    I suggest CPUcool©...it has alot of options like FSB change, K7 forced cooling, which will drop temps 10c on your athlon or duron.
    It has alot of nice features. check it out here http://www.podien.de
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    I like CPUcool....I use the register 52 hack for Win98SE, but WinXP doesn't function properly (freezes) and WCRPset doesn't work with XP anyway.

    CPUcool is the only halt program I'm aware of that works with Athlons.

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    cpucool is the only one i know for an Athlon or Duron, others tend not to cool or even raise temps

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    I like CPUCool, but they have a timer on it. After about 1 month it will require you to enter numbers every time you boot up. This gets anoying. It is only $13 to register, but it is in Germany and you have to mail him a check. A PayPal account would be much easier (or even an on-line credit card ordering).

    Hey anybody registered theirs yet. Did you have any trouble? Do you want to dish out the code?

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    I registered mine last year after a quick test run. Its worth 13.00
    He has online ordering now, btw
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    CPU Cool Rocks, my Duron used to idle between 35 and 38 C, now it idles between 23 and 26. Even under light load it continues to work!

    It also has the ability to turn itself off when you start a game (or this can be done manually) and doubles up as a Hardware Monitor. All round, theres nothing to beat CPUCool IMHO, and it doesn't even eat that much CPU time!

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    I'm using Rain right now, and it cools my P3 about as well as CPUIdle did. I'm getting a Tbird soon, so I guess CPUCOOL will be a wise choice, considering these posts. BTW, anyone knows what CPU manufacturers think bout these programs?

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    I've seen people use DigiDoc. Is that some sort of a prog to cool the CPU. Where can I download it?


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    Digidoc: http://www.oc-shop.com, look under tweaking gear.
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    Hey thanks for the online ordering tip. I wish they had included this in the actual program. Heck, they don't even include a web site (just an e-mail address). Much handier than mailing a check to Germany.

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