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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:14 pm 
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I had this brought to my attention and thought I'd pass it on. Anyone with any experience of one of these?

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I have one sitting right here to put on top of my Athlon 2800 Barton this weekend.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:38 am 
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Sledge wrote:
I have one sitting right here to put on top of my Athlon 2800 Barton this weekend.


Keep us informed about how well it performs and of course how quiet this thing is.


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It's installed and I am disappointed. To give you an idea of my setup, it's an Antec SX1000 case with two Papst 80mm 8412NGL fans in the back. The CPU is a 2800 Barton and I'm using Arctic Silver (original AS - no bloody 2 or 3 as Scotty would say :) )

My temps are 46 C at idle and 50C after running UT2K3 for an hour+ which are decent. The noise I can't stand. My previous rig was an Athlon 1600 with 2 Papst 80mm fans in the back, 2 in the front, an Alpha 8045 heatsink, and a Papst 120mm suspended over the HS with a Zalman bracket. Not completely noiseless, just a low whoosh of air with no whine. The cooler sounds like a third of a Thermaltake DragonOrb3. I know what that sounds like since I keep one as a "backup" cooler. Loud whoosh with some whine.

I can't return it. Personally, I'm thinking of putting it on the shelf as a piece of modern art or something. I'm now looking at either a copper Zalman flower or an SLK800 (can't use the 900 with an Asus A7N8X) with the Zalman bracket, Papst 120mm fan, and a 120 to 80mm fan adapter to better direct the air. Any suggestions?


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The temps don't sound too bad, you must remember a XP2800+ dissipates a lot of heat, probably 70watts++.

I will swap it for a Zalman flower copper cooler. Which country are you in?


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I'm in Saginaw, MI USA. Shipping would not be cheap.

Quick question. Would Arctic Silver 3 help much (as opposed to the AS1 I'm using now)?

Tonight I think I'm going to remove the 60mm fan and put a TMD or 80mm on top.


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Sledge wrote:
Quick question. Would Arctic Silver 3 help much (as opposed to the AS1 I'm using now)?


It may help a fraction, probably 1, 2 or 3C (if your lucky) because AS1 was originally a superb product that has been improved, but reading many reviews of it shows the advantage is minimal to it's predecessor.

Yep shipping would cost quite a bit.. Oh well :D


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I unplugged the 60mm fan and placed a 70mm TMD fan on top. It's slightly quieter (still too noisy) but the idle temp has dropped from 46C to 44C.


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