April 10th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Athlon XP Cooling
Alright, I'm looking for a quiet hs for my Athlon XP 2400+
I've looked into Zalman and they are too heavy. I want to be able to move my computer around when I need too.
April 10th, 2005, 12:44 AM
I'm not a hardware guru at all, but are you overclocking? If not then I would think one could safely assume that the stock heatsink/fan should work just fine...
April 10th, 2005, 03:38 AM
The stock heatsinks on XP's are terrible. average temp with artic 5 thermal paste is about 55C
Right now I'm using a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ but it's SO loud.
April 11th, 2005, 11:01 PM
I use a Thermaltake thin volcano 10 with my Athlon XP 3000+. It is thin, light and very quiet. It also keeps my CPU under 30 degrees celcius unless it is under a huge load. I've never seen the temp rise above 35 degrees celcius. Might be something to check into, but I'm no hardware master.
April 22nd, 2005, 02:36 PM
You can buy a quiet fan for many heatsinks, or possibly replace the fan on your existing heatsink. The fan is the source of the noise, and particularly if you are not overclocking, a larger, lower rpm fan can greatly reduce noise levels. You'll have to choose what heat sink offers acceptable size and weight compared to its ability to accept a larger, quieter fan.
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