CPU cooler for AMD 64 939?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NathanA, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. NathanA

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    Hey guys...any suggestions as to a good CPU cooler for my AMD 64 3500+ (soc 939)? I would prefer not to have to take out the mobo, but will if it's mandatory. Cost is not an issue, but I do want an active fan-cooled unit. What do you suggest?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

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    Mine is fine with stock mmm not sure what to tell you , but I am sure thermaltake has something good
     
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    all u have to do is open the window kermit :p yeah hes right thermaltake has some really good stuff
     
  4. NathanA

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    Yeah mines pretty good with stock, but I wanna overclock a bit and want a little better cooler before doing so...just wondering if anyone has any experience with some of the aftermarket ones...
     
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    actually correct me if im wrong, but the aftermarket ones cool better than the stock ones, as that is their aim, i know mine does
     
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    Sure thing :p. Let me know how it works out for you. I was thinking about ordering one.
     
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    Yeah the Freezer64 is probably one of the top 2 aftermarket 939 coolers you can get :D
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

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    I like that arctic cooler think I might get me one
     
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    I'm using the Zalman's solution though .. :)
     
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    Zalman nealry killed the athlon64 I use right now....
     
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    I wouldn't recommend the Freezer64 to anyone. Mine lasted about 2 weeks until the ceramic spindle in the fan broke and it ground to a halt, and it appears to be a common fault with them.
    Had it not been a heatpipe design it would probably have cooked my brand new chip.
    Don't get me wrong - while it worked it was quiet and kept the CPU about 5 degrees cooler than the stock one which is one there now, but i wouldn't risk it again.

    I mailed Arctic Cooling... 3 weeks ago and still waiting for a response
     
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    It was exceedingly well glued to the chip. So I can testify that they make very good contact thi them so its probaly doing a ncie job of cooling...but when you want to take it out again....

    It went BANG!! and popped out the socket. Few bent pins but nothing major. Its a testament to the definite improvement in build quality of amd cpus now.. but damn...you could probably have seen through me at tht pint in time...

    I never want £200 of computer equipment to do that to me again... I dont need to be sheet white at the ripe young age of 24 :D
     
  17. gonaads

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    Hahahaha... Ooops, sorry. I just got this mental pic... :eek: :p
     
  18. ming

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    thermaltake Silent Boost looks quite good. Not sure why they have other similar HSF with a fan controller though.
     
  19. actually believe it or not canada is now like 25-30C yesterday on my way back from school it was 29 so opening the window might make it hotter :(
     
  20. onimkron

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    Pretty damn scary! I'm using a Zalman (92mm) for my A64 rig, seems to do its job pretty well...haven't been unlucky enough to have it fall apart on me yet. Think I might try and reapply the thermal solution later, gives me another reason to see if it's in properly :D

    For an AMD 939 cooler, well, I haven't had any problems with my Zalman, so I could recommend that. There's also the Themalrite heatsink (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Thermalright_120.html), which with a 92mm fan of your choice, is a very good cooler. It's a very established company, and it looks like what the thermaltake (not to confuse the two!) X-90 is based heavily on.

    CustomPC recommends the Akasa AK-913 (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Akasa_119.html) in their latest round-up of AMD 939 coolers (the Artic cooler came second), but i'm not sure if its readily available in the states.