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Heatsinks

David_L6

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#1
I've been looking into heatsinks for a 3.8GHz P4 (570) and noticed that the heatsink that came in my computer (Dell) looks a lot like Thermaltake's SilentTower....

Here's a shot of a Dell heatsink installed:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80149&item=6745647498&rd=1


The Thermaltake is here:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-106-043&depa=0

close up:

http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=35-106-043-05.jpg/35-106-043-06.jpg/35-106-043-04.jpg/35-106-043-01.jpg&CurImage=35-106-043-06.jpg


Doesn't look like much there's difference in those two! Maybe I should just (re)use the Dell heatsink??? BTW, the computer came with a P4 3.4GHz....
 

zeke_mo

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Political User
#2
I wouldn't worry about it too much. What dell gives you is USUALLY ok. They dont let you OC so you shouldnt need anything to good, I went through this with my dell too :p. Its a phase that we all go through :). I would just leave it be.
 

Aprox

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Political User
#3
The Problem with that is Dell uses a Propitery (sp?) motherboard form factor and sometimes a propitery PSU connector. So you would be unable to use a lot of the parts, but you could use the memory and CPU if its in a ZIF socket. I had a cpu that was hard pressed into the motherboard and you couldnt get it out.
 

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