P4 Heatsinks.....YIKES!!!!!

NFS4

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Damn, look at that mounting hardware...is it preparing for war? :)
 

Leo V

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I see that Intel has taken the path of Voodoo5/6000.

Since my latest policy calls for NO required fans or moving parts period (noise and heat reasons), I won't touch a Pentium4 with a 10-foot pole.

My next upgrade is AMD Tbird/Palomino with DDR memory--so long Intel! I mustn't be the only one, given Intel's slaughtered revenues...:) "marketing-driven engineering", heh :)
 

NFS4

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<< Since my latest policy calls for NO required fans or moving parts period (noise and heat reasons), I won't touch a Pentium4 with a 10-foot pole. >>


Then WTF do you use for cooling?
 

Leo V

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Heatsinks! :) The only fans in my 2 computers are the PSU fans, designed by QuietPC for lowest noise levels. The enormous heatsink on the Leadtek GeForce2 proved more than adequate for dissipation at default clock speeds.

PS: Yes, I've stopped overclocking altogether. My new philosophy favours reliability and practicality over raw performance. I guess I've just had it with instability and howling fans *shrug* :)

PPS: With Tbird 900MHz costing only $250, the CPU pricewar certainly furthers my interests. I've never seen such near-top performance for so cheap.
 

Madcowz

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AMD chips disappate more heat b/c of the higher voltages; no way you can be running one w/o a fan!
 

snow patrol

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LOL, regarding what Leo said - I've actually heard of people underclocking their CPU, just so they don't need to have the (obviously too noisey for their poor little sensitive ears) fan on. That fan sure looks loud...
 

Czar

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this is bad, real bad,


remember when you first saw cpu's that had heatsinks on them, just wow, cool.
remember when you first saw graphics cards with heatsinks on them, just wow, cool.
remember when you first saw chipsets with heatsinks on them, just wow, cool.

now we are seeing those heatsinks getting bigger and bigger, thats bad, when they have to result to bigger heatsinks to get faster speeds instead of better designing.

its just real bad
 

Auric

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Czar, agreed. I brought that up awhile ago. Some companies are even putting fans on video cards for &quot;show&quot; because &quot;hard core gamers&quot; think they are cool. Ridiculous. Call me kookie, but superfluous noise from my PC does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
 

Mark R

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Of course you can run an Athlon without a fan - you just need a sufficiently large heatsink, and good ducting around the PSU.

My old P2-233, when overclocked to 300 produces as much heat as an Athlon 1 GHz. It's run without a fan for the last 3 years. The heatsink is large though, looks a bit like one of these.
 

NFS4

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I actually use one of those Panaflo Orbs (Arctic Circle) on my Athlon.
 

Goi

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Huh? I don't get it. I think its just the angle of the shot. Otherwise it doesn't look any bigger than a normal Golden Orb/Chrome Orb. The specs don't seem much different too, except Thermaltake seem to use Theta Ca for one and Theta Ja for the other, which is confusing.
 

Syborg1211

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i agree goi, when i saw it it looked like a regular golden orb but a tad bit taller, and a different color. I had no reactiona such as YIKES! or WOW!, maybe that's because i have an alpha pep66 and that is one large heatsink
 

Soccerman

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&quot;Huh? I don't get it. I think its just the angle of the shot. Otherwise it doesn't look any bigger than a normal Golden Orb/Chrome Orb. The specs don't seem much different too, except Thermaltake seem to use Theta Ca for one and Theta Ja for the other, which is confusing.&quot;

u talking about the one NFS4 posted? it's just taller that's all..

as for this Arctic Circle fan, it's heavy duty.. better then the GORB, and very competitive with the Alpha heatsinks. might I ask where u got it?

is it possible to get one for Socket chips?
 

NFS4

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I got it from Montac/The Cooler Guys back in December. I don't believe they made them for Socketed processors---they would crush them to death ;) Mine is being attached to my processor with heavy duty bolts and is anchored to the motherboard with plastic zip ties.