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 11/08/2003 10:33 PM
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@omsmasher
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Hi yall,

Yes another stupid question:

I was just wondering how the stock HSF from AMD performs. Would it be in my best intrest in getting an exotic one. Should I add thermal goop to the stock HSF. Dont really plan on over clocking my chip however, I'd lke to keep her from harms way (overheating).

Any feedback is welcomed as usuall as I'm not well versed with AMD products.



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AMD XP2500+ (Barton)
MSI KT6 Delta LSR
512meg DDR400
MSI Geforce4 ti4200
SB live 5.1
Maxtor d740x 40gig
Samsung 40gig 7200rpm
 11/08/2003 10:49 PM
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It doesn't really matter. I have the stock heatsink fan and my 2600+ 333FSB is at 55degrees C!! I want to get a Thermaltake cus it looks cool, has 6400 RPM and like 46 CFM (cubic feet a minute)!!! That's an awesome fan which I want to get. It's a good idea to get a good fan even if you're not o/c'ing. Cool is good so it lasts as long as it can .



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*Soyo Dragon KT-400 Ultra Black Edition * AMD Athlon XP 2600 333 FSB @ 2.25Ghz 12.5x190 * 1 Gb-2x Kingston 512 Mb PC-2700 DDR-SDRAM * Asylum GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128 MB 302/532 Mhz * Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer * Wester Digital 80 GB Hard drive 7200 RPM with 8 MB cache * Enlight 72500AZ w/ 2 80mm case fans * 17" Compaq CRT * JBL Platinum 2.0 monitor mount set</span
 11/08/2003 10:53 PM
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Thats a nice hunk of copper there. Do you need mounting holes for that hsf?

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AMD XP2500+ (Barton)
MSI KT6 Delta LSR
512meg DDR400
MSI Geforce4 ti4200
SB live 5.1
Maxtor d740x 40gig
Samsung 40gig 7200rpm
 11/08/2003 10:56 PM
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Don't think so.

Heres a link Thermaltakes' ">http://www.newegg.com/app/View...79&description=&page=2

It's on that page with a whole bunch of awesome hsf's.

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*Soyo Dragon KT-400 Ultra Black Edition * AMD Athlon XP 2600 333 FSB @ 2.25Ghz 12.5x190 * 1 Gb-2x Kingston 512 Mb PC-2700 DDR-SDRAM * Asylum GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128 MB 302/532 Mhz * Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer * Wester Digital 80 GB Hard drive 7200 RPM with 8 MB cache * Enlight 72500AZ w/ 2 80mm case fans * 17" Compaq CRT * JBL Platinum 2.0 monitor mount set</span
 11/08/2003 10:57 PM
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The stock HSF performs just fine, omsmasher. I'm currently using it and my 2500+ idles at 39-42C. It never breaks 54C during 100% load.

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 11/08/2003 11:00 PM
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Perhaps I should think about a Thermatake HSF. Those are some nice one.

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AMD XP2500+ (Barton)
MSI KT6 Delta LSR
512meg DDR400
MSI Geforce4 ti4200
SB live 5.1
Maxtor d740x 40gig
Samsung 40gig 7200rpm
 11/08/2003 11:00 PM
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Yeah, if you want to spend extra money for a few degrees. The only time I'd suggest going with something other than the stock HSF is if you plan on overclocking.

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Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 (4GB @ 8-8-8-24)
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 11/08/2003 11:01 PM
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Oh I have the stock and default is about 50-55 deg. C. Maybe it's because of my case. What do you think Ardrid?

heres my case





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*Soyo Dragon KT-400 Ultra Black Edition * AMD Athlon XP 2600 333 FSB @ 2.25Ghz 12.5x190 * 1 Gb-2x Kingston 512 Mb PC-2700 DDR-SDRAM * Asylum GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128 MB 302/532 Mhz * Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer * Wester Digital 80 GB Hard drive 7200 RPM with 8 MB cache * Enlight 72500AZ w/ 2 80mm case fans * 17" Compaq CRT * JBL Platinum 2.0 monitor mount set</span
 11/08/2003 11:21 PM
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what kinda case you got omsmasher?

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*Soyo Dragon KT-400 Ultra Black Edition * AMD Athlon XP 2600 333 FSB @ 2.25Ghz 12.5x190 * 1 Gb-2x Kingston 512 Mb PC-2700 DDR-SDRAM * Asylum GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128 MB 302/532 Mhz * Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer * Wester Digital 80 GB Hard drive 7200 RPM with 8 MB cache * Enlight 72500AZ w/ 2 80mm case fans * 17" Compaq CRT * JBL Platinum 2.0 monitor mount set</span
 11/09/2003 05:18 AM
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Enlight cases are quite popular and have served many people well for many years. I don't personally use one but they are good cases.

This case design is pretty standard of many brands. The O/C fad has spawned the four-hundred fan cases that sound like jet engines and have individual play toys, aka fan speed controls on the front of the case for playing, I mean adjusting fan speed to lower noise.

It may be possible that the side vents on the Enlight case short circuit the airflow that would normally flow from front to back over the CPU heatsink/fan and the graphics card. You could test this with small pieces of yarn taped to the side of the case and see if the air is sucked in or air pushes out the side vents. If air pushes OUT the side vents then this would not be good. You could tape over the side vents and see if the CPU temp drops. ONLY tape the side vents if you have a good air inlet opening at the front of the case by your front fan. This is where most cases take in air.

If you go to this link you will see how the air is suppose to flow thru a case for proper cooling of the CPU. The bottom fan PSU's are NOT desirable in my view as they use hot air from the CPU to (try) and cool the PSU. I prefer instead a conventional single fan 350W high-perf. PSU from PC Power & Cooling, and the additon of a rear fan to draw the cool incoming air across the CPU/heatsink and out the back of the case.

If you do not have enough exhaust fan then you can end up with the hot air just tumbling around the CPU while the cool air goes out the side vents in your case, instead of over the CPU and out the back of the case. Any dead airflow pockets around the CPU will increase operational temps.

Take a good look at the AMD PC System Builders guide for good tips.

AMD PC BUILDER GUIDE' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...nd_tech_docs/26003.pdf

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 11/10/2003 12:58 AM
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Elvis
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Remember that not using your stock heatsink voids your AMD retail box warranty.

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Thank you...thank you very much. Now where's my fried peanut butter and banana sandwich?
 11/12/2003 08:53 PM
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Well I finally received my parts and put my sys together... man does thing ever move..... had a few issues one being, WinXP doesnt support UDMA133. Thanks to VIA I was able to DL a mini port driver and presto!!!

Just wanted to say thanks for the help in edjucating me on AMD.....

My next project will be moding my case for additional fans.

Thanks again yall,

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System Includes:

AMD XP2500+ (Barton)
MSI KT6 Delta LSR
512meg DDR400
MSI Geforce4 ti4200
SB live 5.1
Maxtor d740x 40gig
Samsung 40gig 7200rpm
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