Flower Cooler Questions

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  1. Pygmy Hippo

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    I've just bought a Zalman Flower Cooler and put it on my spanky new 1800xp but was rather alarmed at the weight of the cooler itself.
    The problem is that i'm using a tower case - and i'm a little unsure as to whether this amount of weight on its side will kill off the processor and/or motherboard.
    Has anyone who own one of these lovey gadgets got any thoughts on the problem? I've bought a desktop case just before, only to get it home and find that my quiet pc psu is too darn big for it - and i want to play with my new toy dammit! :D

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  2. Dubbing Mixer

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    I have a Zalman, on its side on a P4. In fact I'm writing this on the same machine. No probleeeeeems so faaarrr as I can teeell.

    Seriously tho', it's been working fine for six months.
     
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    Apparently you should take care when moving a PC with one of these installed as they're above the recommended weight (for both AMD and Intel versions) and so could damage the processor. I've found a heatsink with Papst fan installed for £22 which is simpler and claimed 29dBA noise level, so I might use this when building my P4 based system over the next few weeks.
     
  4. Lem

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    I have installed Zalman flowers in a few machines now, and can report that I have had no issues concerning damage of the cpu. The load is probably no more than one of the very tight coolermaster heatsinks, but I would exercise care if moving the machine about..
     

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