CPU cooler for AMD 64 939?

#1
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!
 
#4
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...
 

Kush

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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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NathanA said:
Just did some reading on this one and it sounds great! Quiet and cheap...AND, it outperforms the stock HS...sweet. Thanks!

Sure thing :p. Let me know how it works out for you. I was thinking about ordering one.
 
#15
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
 
#16
gonaads said:
Hey LordOfLA, how did the Zalman "nearly" kill yer 64?
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
 

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#17
LordOfLA said:
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

Hahahaha... Ooops, sorry. I just got this mental pic... :eek: :p
 
#19
themafia.69 said:
all u have to do is open the window kermit :p yeah hes right thermaltake has some really good stuff
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 :(
 

onimkron

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#20
LordOfLA said:
...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 :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.
 

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