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?
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
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
...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...
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
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.
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