Needed: Pentium 3 [Socket 370] Coolers

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Needed: Pentium 3 [Socket 370] Coolers

Post by Engine » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:27 am

I've got a dual-processor Pentium 3 system in dire need of new [quiet] heatsinks, but availability is obviously extremely low. On my own personal system, I've been using a pair of Zalman CNPS 6000cu coolers; I've had great luck, but no luck finding another new pair to buy for this second computer

I'm interested specifically in the Zalman CNPS 6000cu or the Thermalright SLK800, but any reasonably quiet CPU cooler will do. Obviously, I'd prefer "new," but I have absolutely no problem buying used. So if you've a couple of old quiet P3 coolers lying around, here's your chance to make a couple bucks.

If all else fails, I'll strip a pair of my old Golden Orbs of their fans and strap a 120mm Nexus to them, but this is for someone else, so I'd prefer a cleaner install than that. :) Thanks!

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Post by Olle P » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 am

I've got a used stock cooler, complete with P3 800/133 and mobo. (No RAM.)
I'm willing to let you have it all at the cost of P&P.

Where on Earth are you located?


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Post by Engine » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:23 pm

I just found a pair - four, actually; I'm buying spares - of Supermicro 2U server passive heatsinks, which ought to more than do the trick with the right airflow. Happy ending!

Thanks, Olle; I'm all set now.

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Post by vertigo » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:14 pm

I was gonna suggest that with the right heatsink, you could just blow air onto it. Those coppermines were pretty cool (30W apparently).

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Post by EvoFire » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:42 am

I thought some heatsinks can be used interchangeably between socket A and socket 370? Perhaps maybe you can find a Socket A heatsink, though those are hard to find nowadays too.

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Post by Riffer » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:31 am

Performance PC's has all kinds of Socket 370 Coolers, including some Zalmans: ... 368d3ecbb5

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