Thermalright SI-97A + Vantec TD9238H 92x38mm Tornado Fan 119.0CFM 56.4dBA

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Lifer
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Has anyone here used this combination before? If so, what was the outcome as far as overclocking an AMD 2500+ retail Barton that has a locked multi? I plan on getting this combo in hopes to hit 3200+ speeds. Do you think this is possible? My mobo is an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe along with 1GB 512x2 Crucial Ballistix PC3200 memory.

Any ideas or comments?
 

Elcs

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Apr 27, 2002
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If you have a HSF combo already, try it and see what you get.

If its a crap heatsink, I think you could probably hit the 3200+ speeds with that heatsink and a lower powered fan.

Remember, Tornados arent called Tornados because they are a funny spiral shape, they are called Tornados because you cant hear a blooming thing over the top of one.
 

Tiamat

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too much airflow isnt a good idea either. Remember if that fan is much more powerful than your case fans, it will have no choice but to recycle its own air back into itself.

I would recommend the SI-97 + Panaflo M1BX 92mm fan. With this combination, you should easily be able to hit 2.2ghz and then luck will be the rest.

Your ears will thank you.
 

charlietee

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The BX designates that the fan has RPM monitoring.

Another nice setup you might consider is the ThermalRight XP120 and a 120m/m Sanyo Denki fan that has RPM monitoring...That is if it will work with your setup.

I have a few of the Sanyo Denki's if you cannot find them.

 

Elcs

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As I tried to point out, Tornados were overkill.

With the M1A and the Sl-97, you should reach 2.2ghz.

Originally posted by: charlietee
The BX designates that the fan has RPM monitoring.

Another nice setup you might consider is the ThermalRight XP120 and a 120m/m Sanyo Denki fan that has RPM monitoring...That is if it will work with your setup.

I have a few of the Sanyo Denki's if you cannot find them.

Its a pity that the XP120 isnt compatible with Socket A.