Ordering my TBird 1.33 and need heatsink suggestions please....
Well, I will be ordering my TBird 1.33 in the next week so I'm thinking about good cooling for it. I would like to use something I have laying around, but I would like your suggestions please. Here is what currently is lurking in my shop:
ALPHA PAL6035 w/Delta fan
Taisol 760092 w/Copper base w/stock fan
GW FEP32 w/YS Tech
ThermoEngine - Solid core
As you can see, I don't have a lot of options! The ThermoEngine, CORB, and FEP32 are pretty much out of the picture since they don't perform well enough for the 1.33's heat. But I think the ALPHA or Taisol would do well. Or should I just order the OCZ Gladiator?
Those of you who are running the high end TBirdies please post your heatsinks and average temps here.
All suggestions welcome - but I'm not going to water cool.......... yet!
I have the Alpha with a Global Win fan (see below). The fan blowing at 7000 RPM is nice, but a little loud. Not too bad though. My idle temps are around 35C and I have never seen it above 46C. For the hot Texas summers, that ain't bad. Oh, and I have a 1.2 GHz TBird as well.
A-pro.com Cyclone CS-CY802PX case
1.2 GHz AXIA TBird w/Alpha PAL6035MFC and Global Win fan
256MB Micron CAS2 PC133
Leadtek GeForce2 Ultra 64MB
45GB Maxtor ATA100 at 7200RPM
Creative Soundblaster Live!
HP CD-RW, Pioneer 10x/40x DVD
RealMagic Hollywood 3 DVD Decoder
The Chrome Orb and ThermoEngine are out. The GlobalWin might get the job done(but hot).
Between the Alpha and the Taisol, I'd tend to lead towards the Alpha with the Delta fan running your Tbird the coolest. But I don't really know. You could always try both and see which one does better.
Yeah, the Swiftech seems to be King, but it's a little to expensive for me. $80 is just to high...
The Thermalright SK6 looks promising, and the few reviews sound good as well, that could be a possibility. I'll probably try the Taisol w/Delta first, then give the ALPHA a shot. If I need to order a new one, I'll look at the Gladiator or SK6 I guess.
Come on guys, there has to be more people running the 1.0+ gig TBirds. What sink ya using?
If I was you I would give the Thermoengine a little more thought. Take a look at this review. With the proper fan(ys tech 60mm, I forget the model number it rated as good as an sk-6 or a gladiator. http://www.dansdata.com/coolercomp.htm
1.1 Gig Thunderbird
Abit kt7 raid
256MB Corsair Cas2
SoundBlaster Live Value
I can't really add anything to this post other than to say I received my gladiator from OCZ store in a timely fashion along with a 1.3 ay t-bird and Iwill kk266-r board but can't try out anything til I get the rest of my orders in. The gladiator has some heft to it but wuzup who has one said the clip is not hard to put on the cpu, the heatsink is very well made I was impressed looking at it, can't wait to put this altogether will probably take another week since I have to order gf2 tomorrow.
My personal Choice would be the Alpha. I am using the Alpha with the Y.S. Tech fan on my T-Bird @ 1426 and am getting maximum temps of 42-43C.
Why is everyone saying the Thermoengine is so bad? I have read several reviews on it and all of them have been good. If you stop over to Hardocp.com they say that even the Aluminum core one performs almost identical to the hollow core.
Get the swiftech 462a if you can afford it...and really think you need it.
Get the OCZ gladiator if you want the same temps as you would have gotten from the swiftech (without the bragging rights of course).
Use your Taisol 760 because it will work fine...lol. Taisol sent me one for testing (that I'm suppose to be doing an article on soon, when I get back from vacation) From everything I have read the taisol is a pretty dam good sink, and is made well, very flat.
I love my gladiator. It has a nice clip, and keeps my tbird cool. The highest temp I have ever seen is 43C with prime95 torture test running. Although I never see that temp while using the computer, after playing counterstrike (with my win modem and onboard sound *cringe*) today for 4 hours my temps were 39C (highest recorded on mbm5, had it running the whole time). I don't have the need to use any cooling software at the time. I also use a non conductive cool shim becasue I'm scared I'm going to screw something up
AMD Tbird (AXIA) 1Ghz @ 1425mhz w/ OCZ gladiator
Iwill KK266 Raid
384megs crucial cas2 @ 150mhz
Leadtek 32meg Geforce2 GTS Pro (220/415)
Dual 20gig IBM 60gxp Deskstars in RAID 0
Nec 40x cdrom
Sony 12x8x32 CD-RW
17" KDS Avitron flat screan (1024x768 @ 85hz)
2500+ Barton @ 2.2ghz (200x11)
Abit NF7-S rev2.0
Radeon 9800 Pro
2x 512mb Corsair XMS pc3200
2x 120gb WD-SE HDDs
Enermax 431w Whipser
Lian Li pc61-usb
I am pretty happy with my ThermoEngine I have the 34cfm fan on it that I got from 3dfxcool.com It has allowed me to get to 1.5GHz 141X11 with my AXIA 1Ghz 266 and never exceed 45C under load That is also with very good case cooling and ambient air temp around 70F in my computer room. This is also with the supplied phase change thermal pad. For 35.00 it's tough to beat. I've used this HSF on several systems I've built for friends and have had simular results.
[This message has been edited by RandyB (edited 06-22-2001).]
System specs:Axia 1Ghz 266 @ 1.54Ghz 140x11 1.9Vcore iWillKK266, WD 20gig hd, enermaxeg365p dual fan psu ,SK6 80mm 40cfm fan , modded Lian Li PC60,512 megs kingston pc133 ram.