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LF: P4 heatsink that attaches to ZIF 478

Discussion in 'Overclocking' started by John Mark, May 30, 2004.

  1. John Mark

    John Mark Guest


    I'm looking for a good CPU heatsink/cooler that can attach to a ZIF
    socket 478. Anyone ever heard of something like this?
    The reason is that I have a small form factor PC that has a
    proprietary heatsink connector. I can't use any cooler that attaches
    using the standard P4 retaining clips :(
    Using the heatsink that came with the PC, even at normal loads, CPU
    temps go over 60C!!!

    John Mark, May 30, 2004
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    Phil Weldon Guest

    The simplest, cheapest solution might be to ensure that the air entering the
    heatsink is as cool as possible, and possibly using an adaptor to increase
    the size of the CPU heatsink fan. Set up the CPU heatsink fan to blow air
    INTO the heatsink, and place a larger fan in a hole cut in the CPU case
    placed so as to blow room air directly into the heatsink fan area. Since
    you have a small form factor PC, the air inside the case is likely
    unreasonabally hot, especially with a overclocked system. Better case
    ventillation would be a good start, but getting outside air directly into
    the heatsink is even better, and my eliminated the need for a better
    heatsink (not to mention that in a small form factor PC there maybe
    resstrictions like the space available for a better CPU heatsink/fan.

    Phil Weldon, pweldonatmindjumpdotcom
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    Phil Weldon, May 30, 2004
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