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    SLK-800 Question

    Is The SLK-800 More Silent then the Volcano 9 at max speed? Because i got a volcano 9 and that piece is very loud!Should i switch to a SLK-800?

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    The SLK-800 doesn't come with a fan, so how loud it is depends entirely on what fan you couple it with. I slapped a thermaltake 80x80x25 3K rpm 38CFM fan on mine. You can't even hear it with the case closed up. You can still hear my other fans though.
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    2200+@1ghz ?
    or a typo meanign 2ghz ? :P
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    Yes its at 1ghz! Because when i put it like at 1.5 or like 1.8 my cpu shutdowns because it gets to hot! My motherboard reads my cpu temp to high and i dont know how update my bios!

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    ouch
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    I have an SLK-800 with a 1950rpm YS-Tech 27CFM fan on it. Currently my 2100+ Tbred B is @ 13x167 = 2.171Ghz with an idle temp ~38C and load ~45C.
    Impressive cooling. Loudest thing in my computer now is the DVD drive, or maybe the 9700Pro fan...

    Total Cooling:
    -2xADDA 80mm Case fans @ 2000rpm (1 intake, 1 blowhole)
    -1xYS-Tech 80mm Silent Fan @ 1950rpm (on SLK-800)
    -Enermax 350w Dual fan PSU

    The SLK-800 is a fine piece of cooling technology

    Have you got your heatsink connected ok? The volcano 9 should cool your CPU @ its default speed ok, it may be loud but it should do the job. If your using a default thermal pad/thermal tape, I suggest thermal paste or Artic Silver III or other premium cooling agent.
    Try lying your tower on its side to help the weight of the heatsink help it make better contact with the CPU. This will help you know if the mounting is less than perfect

    Hope you get this fixed...
    I ran a 2100+ Palomino with an aluminium Coolermaster that had a 3000rpm 60mm fan and it managed ok. So really you shouldn't have any problems. One more thing to remember is that airflow through the case if VERY important. If you have no intake or exhaust fans your going to have a build up of hot air in that case which will limit the effectiveness of your HSF. I had a friend who recently had this problem.

    Hope that some of this babble of mine helps you
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    I agree, that Volcano9 should be more than efficient. I built a computer for my buddy and hes using that exact heatsink. With his 1700+ overclocked to 2GHz, hes getting about 36-38C at idle.

    In a related piece of hardware... I have been reading numerous articles about the 900 now. Has anyone had any experience with this one? I wonder how well it cools compared to my Volcano 7+. The main thing that really worries me is mounting a huge heatsink like that. I've never had the experience of doing it yet. For those of you that have, was it difficult? If the thing is mounted by screwing/mounting it down to the motherboard, how do you make sure that its even and firm without crushing the CPU die?
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    From what I've seen the 900 isn't much better if any that the 800.
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    I think the Volcano 9 is cooling just fine.Its just loud. I think the problem is my mboard. On the Abit site it says that the nf7-s reads cpu temps too high. I need to updated my bios. But i really dont know how. Does anyone know if you can access msdos with Win 2000 pro.

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    Put all the files on a floppy, use a win9x boot disk to start the computer without cd-rom support and flash from there, its never a good idea to flash from within MS-DOS mode such as in windows 9x etc.. as drivers are loaded that need'nt be and can cause problems with a BIOS flash, pure dos without anything else is reccomended.
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