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Best Athlon 64 CPU cooler

By wolfram
Oct 7, 2006
  1. Hello folks! :)

    I'm searching for a new CPU cooler, for my overclocked Athlon 64. Yeah, stock cooling is keeping it nice, but I'd like lower temperatures. I don't want to watercool (yet ;) ), and I'm looking to spend not more than $40.

    What do you recommend for my relatively hot-running CPU?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

  3. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Socket 939 (not sure if it'll fit AM2, doesn't say it will :'( ): Scythe Ninja

    Socket AM2 (10$ over your budget, but the best cooler on the market right now): Scythe Infinity

    =D
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'm using socket 939 right now. Those coolers you guys linked to are great, but IDK if they fit my Biostar 6100-939 mobo. The PSU and chipset are damn close to the CPU socket.

    BTW, what do you think about the Freezer 64 PRO?
     
  5. jb444

    jb444 TS Rookie Posts: 100

  6. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    Thanks for your responses :)

    That Zalman looks GREAT, but the Frezeer 64 looks great too. Is it worth the price difference between the two? Is the Zalman much better than the Frezeer?
     
  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    I have a freezer 64 pro, it works fine and is very quiet. For the money it's the best. I think the regular XP-90 with a Panaflow 92mm fan is a very good cooler, but will cost more than you want to spend. :(
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    Thansk Mirob :)

    Yes, I want to spend not too much on it. How big is your Freezer 64 PRO? Do you think I could install it here?

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    The chipset and PSU are damn close to the CPU fan.

    Thanks :wave:
     
  10. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    It's tall but it's foot print is not that big. It should fit.
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    Thanks for your feedback Mirob. I'll buy it soon.

    Thanks :wave:
     
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