looking for an easy to install heatsink
I doubt that there is a heatsink that was as easy to install as the stock, but I figured I'd ask and see. Basically I'm really paranoid about screwing up, it probably wouldn't happen, but I don't want to risk cracking my mobo or cpu.
My mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-K8NS PRO and the proc is a AMD 64 3200+ Clawhammer. So basically you'd more than likely need to be in the same situation to be able to answer my question, but let's just see. I really need to get something better than the stock, it's doing alright, but I want something better and more secure.
So far I think the GIGABYTE G-Power GH-PDU21-SC would be the easiest to install, it seems to have very similar parts that don't seem to require me to install a new bracket or really fiddle around at all for that matter. I'm open to suggestion and I apologize if this is not possible to really answer.
Here's the product link for the heatsink in question: Gigabyte G-Power GH-PDU21-SC . Sorry for not having a specific one for the processor, I doubt it would be hard to find. Thanks for the help.
September 13th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Have a look at http://www.custompc.co.uk/ and search for cooling. They have great reviews on cooling. Personally I would reccommend Zalman coolers, I've used them for years and have always had great o/c with low temps. If your gonna spend £30 on a cooler, spend an extra £5 and buy some arctic silver thermal compound, it lowered my cpu by and extra 5-10 deg.C
Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on. - Billy Connolly
September 14th, 2005, 10:08 AM
I will agree about Zalman, I use them all the time. Never had any problems with installation either.