AMD weight spec for PSU coolers

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Mo, May 9, 2004.

  1. Mo

    Mo Guest

    Hi Folk,

    I am trying to get the temp of my XP2600 down from the 50's and am looking
    at various fan/cooler units.

    I note the recommended weight for the AMD socket is 300gm. Most of the
    fan/coolers I have looked at are above that weight.

    Can anybody advise. I am currently looking at a Volcano 11.

    Mo, May 9, 2004
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  2. Mo

    CrimsonLiar Guest

    One piecs of advice the Volcano coolers are no longer anything special and
    as such are over priced.

    CrimsonLiar, May 9, 2004
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  3. Mo

    wayne Guest

    That rating is for heat sinks without additional motherboard support that is
    why most attach to the MB with 6 tab clip!

    A fairly light and effective heat sink is this one

    It is also pretty quite the vertical design can help/hurt in some MB's

    wayne, May 9, 2004
  4. Mo

    S.Heenan Guest

    The Vantec AeroFlow (VA4-C7040) is 384g.
    The Thermaltake Silent Boost (A1889) is a little heavier.

    Both are effective coolers, with the Vantec being a little louder. The
    latter is very near silent. Don't worry about weight unless you move your
    machine a great deal. The 6 lug clips work very well.
    S.Heenan, May 9, 2004
  5. Mo

    Mo Guest

    Thanks for the info fellows ... gives me more scope knowing I can go for
    heavier units.

    I had the Silent Boost on my list but it seems the importer is waiting new
    stock in Australia.
    Mo, May 9, 2004
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