Maybe a dumb question, but will my old alpha work with the XP part? I got a new TT volcano 7 HSF with the XP, but it vibrates like hell. So i was thinking, why not use the old screamer for that (I actually find the low-tuned hum of the TT HSF more annoying than the Delta's high-pitched scream )... Did anybody try that? I would expect to see a little better performance than with the Tbird, since the XP is thermally more efficient, but, like i said, i'm not sure if the Alpha HSF is compatible with the XP part...
I'm actually running the Vantec 6035 on the XP chip because I needed the ALPHA PAL6035 to keep my firstname.lastname@example.org/1.85v TBird cool!
It is harder to keep the old TBird cool than it is to keep the XP chip cool. I am running the Delta fan on the ALPHA though. I have ran the ALPHA on the XP for comparison, and it keeps up with the Vantec copper cooler that I'm using now. A few tricks though:
I have the fan sucking air away from the base
I'm using a Delta fan
The ALPHA has been lapped nicely
I'm using Radio Shack thermal grease (the white stuff)