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    Question Question on Cooling

    Hello all. Just a quick question. My specs are below. My question is about cooling. I have an Athlon XP 1900 and am currently using the retail heatsink and fan, which was fine untill summer hit and it got hot in the house. Now I am running around 60c under load. Im thinking of a new Heatsink and fan, but have never used anything but the stock. What do you recommend I buy. Of course I will get Arctic Silver because I have heard alot of good things about it, but I need to know a good brand of heatsink, as well as how to clean the processor and apply the new stuff. Any inputs are appriciated.

    Thanks,
    SJRACER
    Gaming System
    ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
    Athlon X2 4200
    MGE Viper Case (Blue)
    Aspire 600W Power Supply
    2Gig PC3200 (OCZ)
    2 Wester Digital RAPTOR 74Gig (Raid 0)
    1 Maxtor 300Gig SATA
    EVGA 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
    Viewsonic VG720 17" LCD
    Plextor PX-716A DVD Burner


    Main System
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Aspire Super X-Alien (Blue) Case
    1Gig PC3200 DDR
    Maxtor 100Gig SATA
    Maxtor 120Gig IDE
    XFX 6800GT 256MB Version
    Acer AL1715smd 17in LCD
    Plexwriter 52/24/52A
    Sony DVDRW

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    It really depends on if you wish to overclock or not...
    If u don't, then a Volcano 6Cu regular would do u good.
    It's around $10-13...

    If u do plan on overclocking...
    Something like a Volcano 7+, GlobalWin CAK-38 II, CoolerMaster HHC-001, 002 would work... But these range from $30-45...

    Jus my 2cents. =P
    ~The lost man w/ Athlon XP Barton 2500+@2.2Ghz
    Asus A7N8X-Deluxe
    Buffalo 1Gb PC3200 Dual channel
    ThermalRight SP-97 w/ 92mm Panaflo
    IBM DeathStar 40gb 7200rpm
    Quantum Fireball 40gb 7200rpm
    WD 200gb 7200rpm
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    I dont plan to overclock. I just want somthing that will cool better. Plus directions on the best way to clean the processor. I dont want to mess it up. I have never used anything but the retail heatsink and fans. The Athlons run hotter though, so I would feel more comfortable with some better cooling.

    SJRACER
    Gaming System
    ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
    Athlon X2 4200
    MGE Viper Case (Blue)
    Aspire 600W Power Supply
    2Gig PC3200 (OCZ)
    2 Wester Digital RAPTOR 74Gig (Raid 0)
    1 Maxtor 300Gig SATA
    EVGA 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
    Viewsonic VG720 17" LCD
    Plextor PX-716A DVD Burner


    Main System
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Aspire Super X-Alien (Blue) Case
    1Gig PC3200 DDR
    Maxtor 100Gig SATA
    Maxtor 120Gig IDE
    XFX 6800GT 256MB Version
    Acer AL1715smd 17in LCD
    Plexwriter 52/24/52A
    Sony DVDRW

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    Hmmmm ok
    Then something that's got the size and performance of a Volcano 6Cu would do u good. =)
    To clean the CPU?
    Either use rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.... Dab the cotton w/ some of those and wipe the CPU lightly over and over until it's clean. =)
    ~The lost man w/ Athlon XP Barton 2500+@2.2Ghz
    Asus A7N8X-Deluxe
    Buffalo 1Gb PC3200 Dual channel
    ThermalRight SP-97 w/ 92mm Panaflo
    IBM DeathStar 40gb 7200rpm
    Quantum Fireball 40gb 7200rpm
    WD 200gb 7200rpm
    Black Enlight 7237
    ThermalTake Silent PurePower 480w
    Gainward GeForce4 Ti4200
    SB Audigy

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    Maker sure you have proper cooling for your case, as well as upgrading your HSF unit.

    Epox 8RDA+ (Rev 1.2 w/ C1 Stepping)
    XP 1700+ TBred B (OC'ed 2450 MHz)
    SLK-800(A), Enermax 350W
    Buffalo Technology PC3200, 256MB X 2
    ATI Radeon 9500 Modded to 9700 Pro
    WDC 120 GB (8MB Cache)
    Sony Trinitron 19" & KDS 17" TFT LCD
    Logitech iFeel Optical Mouse

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    If you want to keep your system quiet, then i would recomend a heatsink that can take a 80mm fan, like Thermalright's AX-7. It is $28 though. The arcticsilver website has very detailed instructions on how to clean the heatsink and processor and how to apply the AS. Arctic Silver
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    Thanks for the info guys...I will look on line tonight to see if I can find a web site to order a decent heatsink and fan, and some Arctic Silver.


    SJRACER
    Gaming System
    ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
    Athlon X2 4200
    MGE Viper Case (Blue)
    Aspire 600W Power Supply
    2Gig PC3200 (OCZ)
    2 Wester Digital RAPTOR 74Gig (Raid 0)
    1 Maxtor 300Gig SATA
    EVGA 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
    Viewsonic VG720 17" LCD
    Plextor PX-716A DVD Burner


    Main System
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Aspire Super X-Alien (Blue) Case
    1Gig PC3200 DDR
    Maxtor 100Gig SATA
    Maxtor 120Gig IDE
    XFX 6800GT 256MB Version
    Acer AL1715smd 17in LCD
    Plexwriter 52/24/52A
    Sony DVDRW

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    I ordered a Coolmaster HS/Fan and some Arctic Silver. Here is what I ordered

    CPU FAN|HHC-001 PURE COPPER (AMD/INTEL)

    Got it from Newegg.com Thanks again for all the inputs. I hope this does the trick for me. Opinions??

    SJRACER
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    Gaming System
    ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
    Athlon X2 4200
    MGE Viper Case (Blue)
    Aspire 600W Power Supply
    2Gig PC3200 (OCZ)
    2 Wester Digital RAPTOR 74Gig (Raid 0)
    1 Maxtor 300Gig SATA
    EVGA 7800GT 256MB PCI Express
    Viewsonic VG720 17" LCD
    Plextor PX-716A DVD Burner


    Main System
    ASUS A8V Deluxe
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Aspire Super X-Alien (Blue) Case
    1Gig PC3200 DDR
    Maxtor 100Gig SATA
    Maxtor 120Gig IDE
    XFX 6800GT 256MB Version
    Acer AL1715smd 17in LCD
    Plexwriter 52/24/52A
    Sony DVDRW

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