Ive ordered a Volcano 9 online. And I was just wondering if anyone has had any bad luck with this HSF. From what ive been reading on websites selling it, its good for overclockers when you have it set for maximum RPM 4800. I just want to see how people who are not making money off of it feel about this Big Orange HSF . Or have I made a mistake?
Originally posted by CowMan Ive ordered a Volcano 9 online. And I was just wondering if anyone has had any bad luck with this HSF. From what ive been reading on websites selling it, its good for overclockers when you have it set for maximum RPM 4800. I just want to see how people who are not making money off of it feel about this Big Orange HSF . Or have I made a mistake?
The Volcano 7+ works better than it! You bought a all aluminum HS. THe V 7+ is all copper!
Well great . , I just read there site, there is a 20% restocking fee that they will charge to my account. Compulsive buying kills . Oh well Ill go ahead and use it on my wifes computer(Intel 1Ghz) it runs cool anyways.
Thanks ol' man for the replay .
Actually, the V9 has a copper slug that contacts the die. The 80mm fan helps with noise control. While the 7+ is probably a little better, the V9 is cheaper. I don't think you will be disappointed, even when OCing. I haven't heard any user reviews yet, so let us know how good it is.
About middle of the road for performence. Even the older thermalright SK6 beats it!
In a nutshell,
"Thermaltake Volcano 9"
Joe Citarella - 7/25/02
SUMMARY: Good cooling at fastest setting, flexible fan controls.
Size: 80x80x77 mm, fan noise 17 dB at 1300 rpm, 48 dB at 4800 rpm.
@ 48db you will get mediocre performence!
The Volcano 7+ has a CW of .30 while the Volcano 9 has a CW of .36.
I found there is little difference between the highest setting and the lowest on cooling performence! That is with a .13u PIII-s though! I also added a smaller quieter 70mm fan to the Volcano 7+. I have a 7+ and it is the shiznitz! There is only like a $10 difference between the two in price. I guess you get what you pay for!
Thanks ol' man for the great links. I might try placing the Temp. Sensor under the cpu for starters, but i bet ill be running it at full speed. , Its the bed room so if my wife starts yelling i will leave the sensor in place . Ive got Artic Silver III ive never used it on copper, but i gues it will work with it. Ill ill post how things go with the sensor and at full blast.
These are the three best coolers on the market! I'm running my AX-7 with a 92mm Enermax adjustable fan. Set on highest setting, its pushing about 60cfm (2900RPM) and is quieter than my old one. Its spec'd at like 37dBA for 2500RPM/53cfm (supposedly what its max spec is). But there is no way its running 37dBA, even at 2900RPM...
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The SLK-800 looks really nice. Put a 80MM Delta fan on it and it will compete with water cooling I might just e-mail the place i ordered the Volcano 9 from and let them keep there 20% restocking fee and get the SLK-800
Ive got a GigaByte GA-7VRXP, its got a passive Gold Heat Sink on the motherboard chipset. So i had an old but not used 486 cpu fan laying around, spliced it with a 3 plug adaptor using shrink tube (cool stuff). Used the screws that came with it and attached it to the motherboard heat sink. The motherboard chip use to run around 105F just browsing the Internet, Now its at 94F, at 76F in my room. I knew that old fan would come in handy Fits like it was made for it .