P4 and Cooling Suggestions. 12 replies

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Σl.Ðestructo

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#1 13 years ago

Hey all, I've decided I'm gonna go for a P4 3.0E for my next upgrade, and I'm certain the stock cooling just won't cut it. I've been looking around and decided to get a Thermaltake Spark 7+ heatsink and fan. Reviews on Newegg seem like it's one of the best out there for a reasonable price with good performance. Currently the idle temp. for my CeleronD 2.6 is at 39 Celsius, and up to 54 under load, with stock cooling. According to the reviews, with a P4 3.0E I should be able to idle about 32 Celsius, which sounds pretty good to me. Any suggestions?




TribalSun

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#2 13 years ago

I just upgraded to a P4 3.0 myself and with the stock fan and heatsink my idle temp is between 30 C and 34 C. I was going to "upgrade" the heatsink and fan myself but those numbers with the stock set-up are just fine with me. :)




Smitty025

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#3 13 years ago

I dont like Thermaltake. The product's I've purchased from them have all broken.




carl4286

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#4 13 years ago

This baby will cool a P4 up to 4.4GHz for 34 bucks... she's quiet too. 34_big.jpghttp://www.arctic-cooling.com/cpu2.php?idx=34&disc=




Yannick

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#5 13 years ago

I have a Thermaltake Case - the Tsunami dream, and its fine. i dont think thermaltake are useless.




turtile

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#6 13 years ago

I would suggest this: EnlargeView.jpg Rember, you must always use thermal paste. If you don't, you could get pockets of air between the copper and the processor. This would make a hotspot which could destroy your processor. I would suggest using a Silver Oxide based paste. I have a 3E also and when playing games the intel fan was very loud.




Σl.Ðestructo

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#7 13 years ago

Those look pretty good but they're a mite expensive at the places I've seen them, at $70AU, they'd hafta be bloody good.

Are they sinks for a liquid system, or do they use air the same way a liquid system uses water?

I've decided that I'll get my P4 this Sunday at the local computer market, and do some asking around about cooling there as well.




C38368

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#8 13 years ago

I hate Thermaltake.

You should consider nothing other than: Thermalright SP-94 (which I'm currently running, all copper and now tough to find), Thermalright XP-90 (nickel-platted copper-and-aluminum replacement for SP-94), Thermalright XP-120 (a massive thing, constructed like the XP-90, but for use with a 120mm fan), or Coolermaster Hyper 48 (18.5dB and it keeps 3.8 LGA775's cool). That's just for air cooling. I'll likely swap out for a Hyper 48 in the next couple of months.




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#9 13 years ago

You could always try Liquid Nitrogen....

Liquid Nitrogen




David Lindon

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#10 13 years ago

Is it a prescot or northwood? I have a northwood running fine with stock but if its a prescot you will need something a bit bigger like the Thermalright XP 90




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