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    Need a CPU Fan/heatsink Combo for AMD XP1500+

    Putting together a system and I need a good Fan/heatsink Combo for a AMD XP 1500+ this CPU is being used on a Abit KR7A-133. Thanks in advance James-

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    Were up to me i'd get a thermalright AX-7 and a low power 80mm fan for quiet effecient cooling, bit pricey though.
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    It's nice, but think cheaper, and would be nice if it were a combo.

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    For general use I use this: Thermaltake VOLCANO II. Heatsink + Dual Ball bearing Fan . You can pick one up from newegg for $11.50 delivered. The heatsink is a dead ringer for what AMD uses for it's retail XP CPUs, and the fan that comes with it pushes a lot more air than the retail sink. I have several on systems at home, and have used a bunch more when building PCs for others. It is cheap, and easily good enough for up to XP1800+s.

    Just so you know, the retaining clip on these it sprung pretty tight. I usually bend the tab on the mounting clip out just a bit so that my screwdriver won't slip off of it.

    If that doesn't suit your needs, I would still suggest shopping at newegg. They have a wide range of coolers.
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    I recommend the Volcano 7 (not the + version because it has a nonstandard fan size- 70mm). It would keep the proc nice and cool and allow for upgrading the fan (80mm) if needed. You can find it for $17 on Pricewatch.
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    Sweet, thats actually the one I picked up. Fry's had it on sale, so I just bought the thing. I recognized the name, ThermalTake. So I figured it was a safe bet. thanks again you guys for your post.

    James

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