What's A Good Heatsink/Fan For An Athlon CPU ??

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I was wondering if you could give me some opinions on what's a good heatsink/fan for an Athlon. I currently have an Athlon 2100XP, but plan to jump up to an Athlon 2800XP Barton in the near future.

With the current stock fan, I'm running at 47C (116F) in idle mode, which to me, seems kinda warm.

If anyone has any ideas/suggestions, I'd appreciate it.
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Did you check out all the reviews for heatsinks and fans at toms hardware review? 47C really isn't that bad i do not think. I think mine runs about the same.
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I am going to get into water cooling when i get my new Athlon 64 X2 5000+(when it comes out) but right now i am useing a Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu LED and it works and looks great.....

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Dude, this post is over 2 YEARS old. Please stop digging up old threads. It's very annoying.
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Ha Ha Ha This is an old post Does Slick even still post? ha ha ha i havent herd of him :lol:
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
Did you check out all the reviews for heatsinks and fans at toms hardware review? 47C really isn't that bad i do not think. I think mine runs about the same.


Once peice of advice Bigwebmaster, stear clear of toms hardware, they are so so so biased too intel. The quality of there site has also gone down substancially since it started. The "Endurance Test" between the Intel 840EE and the AMD 4800 X2 is a proof of this. Just my 2c though...
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i use the thermaltake silent boost or something... well from what i've heard, you want to get a heatsink that has the most copper possible... although i've seen some new composite metals performing really well, so i'm not sure. I'd go w/ the copper.

And a good thermal paste. I use artic silver 5... seems good enough =)

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