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ok, just got me an epox ep-8rda3i mobo so I'm feeling the need to get me a mobile athlon in the near future. does anybody know who makes a good aluminum heat sink? any ideas on who makes a decent fan in the 5000rpm range to go with.
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Why not go with a Copper HS?!

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Yeah, I prefer all-copper too.

Anyway, don't know of a decent all aluminum HS. I have a Vantec Aeroflow (which is aluminum with a copper base) on my mobile ATM. I think the fan runs @ 5800rpm. It's the original design ( I think version #2 is what's out there now). Cost me about $25

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Hi,

Don't get garbage stuff although even an inexpensive cooler can be good.

There was a "Spire" ($15Cdn) that would not let me overclock at 2200Mhz (XP2500 Mobile) but a "CoolerMaster" ($11) worked fine. The difference -- The CoolerMaster had a 1/4" plate of copper base screwed onto the aluminum while the "Spire" had a cylindrical core of copper.


Not saying you should get the CoolerMaster, although they have good stuff, but don't get junk, and get stuff with a good copper base.

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I'm using a Zalman 7000AlCu now which is great (of course it is a heatsink with a fan), have also used coolermaster CP5-8JDIF-0L which is quite quiet, cheap and comes with copper core. The cooling performance isn't zalman-like but it is good enough and you can change the fan if you like, but the standard one (80 mm) is good enough at 2500 RPM.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.thermalright.com/" target="_new">Thermalright makes good alluminum heatsinsks</A>

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thg likes the coolermaster's also, but newegg doesn't carry the 2 models they liked. thg also liked the global win hsf but newegg doesn't carry those either. oh my

ok, I've been doing some research and I've decided to try copper again, maybe that vantec hsf that I had just wasn't up to par. this time I've got my eye on 4 various gigabyte hsf's. I would appreciate any opinions on which of these I should get, or if I'm going off in the wrong direction.

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-128-001&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE" target="_new">gigabyte"gh-pcu21-vg"</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-128-002&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE" target="_new">gigabyte 3d cooler ultra</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-128-003&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE" target="_new">gigabyte 3d rocket cooler pro</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-128-006&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE" target="_new">gigabyte neon cooler pro</A>

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<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-103-146&depa=0" target="_new">coolermaster</A>

is this similar to the coolermaster you're talking about?
what temp did that coolermaster keep your cpu at? still the 2.2ghz I assume?
 

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ok, how about this cooler, any opinions are appreciated
<A HREF="http://secure.newegg.com/app/shoppingcart.asp?DEPA=0&submit=view" target="_new">zalman</A>
 

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We don't have your cookies, therefore all I get is 'Your Shopping cart is empty'

link to the item, rather than your cart.....

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<A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/articles373/socketA.asp" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.com/articles373/socketA.asp</A>

Aluminum is number 6, number 12 without heatpipes. Remember aluminum has a better heat transfer rate, it's just not as dense.

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No, not the same model.. The "cheap" one I had had a copper plate screwed to the bottom. Seemed to disperse the heat faster. Not this one: <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-103-146&depa=0" target="_new">your link</A>

The one you showed there had a cylinder embedded.


The loving are the daring!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Flinx on 01/06/05 07:49 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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If the copper one isnt machined properly or if it isnt smooth as to make good contact, it could be a problem. Copper is easy to ding up. Thats the only thing that I can think of, but copper is the better of the two.