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    Need reliable Socket A HSF for MP server

    Subject says it all. I'm building a MP 1900 dualie, and I need a reliable heatsink/fan combination for a server environment. Low noise is a plus, but it'll be in a separate room anyway, so its not mandatory. Any suggestions?

    I'm really concerned about fan failure in this system, so I must stress reliable again. I've read the reviews of some of the ones suggested in the topic "best socket A cooler" a few days ago, but most of them are going for best o/c or cooling. I didn't see any reviewed assuming a server role.

    Thanks all

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    I would look at the SK6 heatsink, but would go for a Sunon 60mm fan in the 26cfm range. Good cooling, moderate noise, and Sunon reliability. I have never had a Sunon die on me yet. I have 60mm Sunons that are over 3 years old running to this day on a couple of K6/x series computers. Another good fan is the Pabst line, but I haven't used any over 14-16 months so I an't speak of long, long term reliability. I've heard good thing about Pabst overall and would trust one.

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    I know beggars can't be choosers , but is there a way to mount that 'sink using the four holes surrounding the socket on the recent boards? I can use the clip, but I'd feel safer if its secured at more than two points . Not a big deal though...I've had excellent luck with the Sunon's too...thanks for the suggestion!

    Any other comments?

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    The Swiftech 462 mounts using the 4 holes next to the socket:


    and so does the ALPHA 8045:


    as does the Zalman:


    You can find good explanations of these at http://www.inflowdirect.com/ but shop for prices as Inflow is sometimes high.

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    Which sink, do you think, does the best without a fan?

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    Some Dual systems will not let you use the 4 hole method of installing HS. The Tyan 2466 comes to mind.

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    Ah, good point. Upon closer inspection, the two boards I was looking do not have the four mounting holes. (Tyan S2462 and Asus A7M266-D) DOH!

    Think the SK6 (coupled with a Sunon fan) would be a good HSF combo, even if the fan stopped? What about tarnish--how bad would that hinder cooling, say, 6 months down the road?

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    How many U is this server gonna take up? That is a pretty large HSF.

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    Space isn't an issue--this won't be racked....it'll be in a full ATX tower, probably this one.



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    I wouldn't trust any heatsink without a fan, but if a fan failed, I would want the SK6 there!
    Besides, all good servers should have the internals looked at every 3 months!

    As for tarnishing, I don't really know what effect it would have, if any.

    Anyone have any ideas about the tarnishing?

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    Tarnishing doesn't hinder performance at all because the layer that forms is microscopically thin. Even if it does then the difference is so negligable it ain't worth considering.

    MuFu.

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