Opinions on new cooling additions

By acidosmosis
Mar 22, 2003
  1. I have a crappy cpu fan and heatsink so I am buying a new one.

    For a heatsink I am planning on getting the:
    Thermalright SK7 - Socket A

    For a CPU Fan:
    Vantec Tornado 80mm High Output

    Also, for a bit of some cooling overkill I was thinking about this:
    NMB 162x50mm Fan
    LOL. Where I would put that in my case, I do NOT know. ;-)

    Let me know your opinions on this.

  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Make sure you add a set of ear muffs to your list.:D
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Opinions are like *******s - everybody's got one.:D

    Sorry, you were looking short on posts so I figured I'd add another one.

    PS: I'm having one of my funny moments today, so please excuse. No more posts for me today.:blush: [hiccup, ...]
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    I've been using water for over a year now but I really liked my Thermalright AX-7. It worked well with a 39-45 CFM fan and was relatively quiet with those smaller fans. It didn't clog up as fast as others either. Big gaps between fins.

    Those thin fin heatsinks clog up fast with dust and dog hair in my house. I had to clean them about every 2 months. I had a SK-6 before the AX-7 so I've had experience with those types of heatsinks.

    If you have the money the Swiftech MCX-462U is a good heatsink too. Will also work well with quieter fans.
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

    The problem I have now is the really thin fan on top of my heatsink keeps slowing down.. if you watch the RPM it moves like 0rpm, 3000, 5000, 8000, and repeat. If I tap it, it will stop for a while and spin correctly. Though sometimes it takes a few taps to get it working right again. Has been doing fine the last 6 hours or so though luckily. I've been having lockups in games the last 2 days all of the sudden. I touched the heatsink yesterday and it BURNT my finger, not literally burnt but it did hurt a bit. I am definately getting rid of both the heatsink and fan and adding a new heatsink and a 80mm fan. Meanwhile I am keeping a constant eye on the temperature with motherboard monitor (have the temp set to show on my taskbar). When I am not using it, the computer stays off.

    Will be getting that new heatsink and fan on Monday, whatever I decide on.

    Thanks for the info on the Swiftech MCX-462U , I will check that out.
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,350

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