Heatsink & Fan for AMD Athlon XP

Pulsar

Well-known Member
Hi,

I am after a heatsink and fan for a AMD Athlon XP CPU. I want a good quality solution without excessive noise and with good cooling capabilities. Any suggestions on products and good retailers.

Cheers

Rob
 

rhinoman

Well-known Member
I have a SLK800 which I could let you have for £22 posted, its brand new and unused but I had one on another machine so I know they're good. You can use it with an 80mm or 92mm of your choice, I have a selection.
 

Pulsar

Well-known Member
Hi John,

So will it come with a fan? And do you know if it will fit on my Abit NF7-s mobo?

If the answers to these 2 questions are yes, then i will have it.

Cheers

Rob
 

lynx

Moderator
Originally posted by Pulsar
So will it come with a fan? And do you know if it will fit on my Abit NF7-s mobo?

I use a CoolerMaster Aero7+ on my NF-7V2 http://www.pcabusers.com/reviews/coolermaster/aero7+/front.jpg

PCWorld were offering them for £14, i don't know if that deal is still current though. You must ensure adequate clearence when using a cooler of this size though.
 

Hawklord

Well-known Member

lynx

Moderator
It's speed is variable between ~1750 - 3500 rpm. At it's lowest speed the sound level is fairly quite - i can't get a value for you as background noise is disrupting the reading however i find it unobtrusive.Naturaly as the fan speed increases so does the noise level. As the fan is so large it is capable of moving large volumes of air at slow rpm so this could be what you require. It may be possible to track down spl values from the net.
 

Hawklord

Well-known Member
Originally posted by lynx
It's speed is variable between ~1750 - 3500 rpm. At it's lowest speed the sound level is fairly quite - i can't get a value for you as background noise is disrupting the reading however i find it unobtrusive.Naturaly as the fan speed increases so does the noise level. As the fan is so large it is capable of moving large volumes of air at slow rpm so this could be what you require. It may be possible to track down spl values from the net.

Thanks:)
I'm assuming it's ok to use with an XP2700+?
 

james.miller

Well-known Member
the slk-800 is a BARGAIN for £22 mate. id really suggest you go for that.

ive got an slk-800 in my pc, and you can see what my xp1700 is doing in my sig..... 2.4ghz is way, WAY faster (and hotter) than your xp2700 (2.17ghz) so it'll have no problems cooling your cpu (hawklord)

Trust me - get the slk800. you can strap any 80mm fan on it you like and they are easily better than the areo 7+.

if you still want a cheaper heatsink, get the areo 7 lite or the coolermaster x-dream. The a7 lite is actually better than the + (and cheaper). That and the x-dream both use the same heatsink, but the x-dream has a convensional fan on it rather than a blower - which happens to be the exact fan im using on my slk-800 atm.
 

Pulsar

Well-known Member
Hi guys,

Thanks for the great responses. I have decided to go for a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ from Maplin as I can go and pick it up today nad swap the PC's over. Reviews on the web suggest it should be OK.

Cheers

Rob
 

Garrett

Moderator
If the link works here ia some AMD recomended fans here.
By the way I use a Volcano 7+ bit only a XP1600 at present.
 

scooby do

Active Member
John, if the fan is included I'll give you the asking price for the SLK . Would like a 90mm fan if possible.
 

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