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    Question AMD cooling with FOP38

    I bought a used 1.47Ghz Athlon XP from a friend. I currently have a 900Mhz Athlon with a Globalwin FOP38 HSF rated up to 1.2Ghz cooling. Would it be okay to use The FOP38 (Black Label Delta fan) on the Athlon XP 1.47Ghz? I will be using Arctic Silver II.

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    It should work on just about any AMD Athlon/Duron out right now. The only one it might have trouble with is the RevA Thuroughbread core used in the AthlonXP 2200+. The 2400+ and faster revB cores run cooler.

    I have an AthlonXP 1600+, which runs at 1.4Ghz. This core runs a bit coolwer than the your, but I am running the FOP32-1 (same heatsink), but I removed the YS-Tech 26CFM@35db 60mm fan and bent the fins out so it is not 80x72mm instead of 60x72mm so I could fit a cheap'o Top Motor 80mm fan that generates a nice 34CFM@30bd. I run about 30'C idle with CPUCool running (about 39'C without) and 42'C full load. For being a solid aluminum heatsink it works pretty good.

    This is a picture of my mod'd FOP32-1:
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    Thanks for the reply. I will install the FOP38 on the new CPU and see how it goes.

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    Todd a, that is a very clean mod. It looks excellent.
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    I used a hack-saw to cut a bit around the clip on the thicker outside fines so I could get the clip back on. I bent the fins out using a flat headed screw driver stick between the fins. The fan was attached with zip-ties. I did add some peices of felt that I can get from work (peal and stick) to reduce vibration and it originally used to rattle a bit with the spring wire clips for attaching the fan. Bugged the heck out of me. The heatsinks was free (ordered one for a friends upgrade after I got my first one and they sent me two), the fan was $3 and the grill was $1. The felt and zip-ties were free too. $4 for a VERY quiet and good cooling heatsink, plus the 80mm fan with chrome grill looks nice in my window with the red cold cathode shining on it.

    I have been thinking of getting one of those cheaper Galaxy fans from NewEgg ($8) that have the quad colored LEDs or just a 4 red LED one. This would look good as the CC light is in the bottom of the case and the heatsink area, though light better that with my neon light is still pretty dark. The light is blocked by my GeForce4 Ti 4200.
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    Nice job.

    I have one of those Akasa LED fans, with a different coloured LED in each corner. Looks wicked, especially with one of those fan grills from overclockers.co.uk.

    I don't like the ones with just 2 blue LEDs in the center, because it doesn't give off any light and looks cheap

    Still, a red one would look pretty wicked, especially with a nice CC in the case aswell

    Have you got a pic of your case?
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    Yah I made the mistake of buying one of those at a local shop. Two blinking red LEDs in the middle. Now I know why they are so cheap.
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    lolol

    I wouldn't mind it if the LEDs were attached to the fan blades and span round... creating a blurry effect. That would look pretty mint.

    Hows the install going Viper???
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    Actually I have seen some PanaFlo fans that do just that, but they run about $30 a pop.
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    Thanks for the replies, guys. Nice modded HSF Todd. I installed the Athlon XP1700, using the Arctic SilverII. The temperatures are basically the same as with the Athlon 900Mhz chip. The idle temp is 41C. I haven't had time to monitor the chip under full load yet, but I guess the max temp under load would be 46C-47C (max). I have 2 Sunon 80mm exhaust fans, along with the PSU fan.

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    You might even have lower load temps as these core have good thermal properties compaired to the older Athlons. I generally only saw about 3-4'C differance (unless I used cooling software). It looks like you are getting very similar results to me as our fans have similar CFM outputs (34 vs 38) and your CPU is running at 1.47Ghz instead of the 1.4 that mine runs. I also run mine at a slightly lower voltage (1.65v). The main differance is mine is whisper quiet and your's sounds like a hair drier in your case.
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    Originally posted by Todd a
    Actually I have seen some PanaFlo fans that do just that, but they run about $30 a pop.
    lolol, no thanks for me

    Glad everything is going ok viper. They are the sort of temps I get, so nothin to worry about.
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