Re: Heatsink - stock vs. Zalman CNPS7000B-cu ??
- From: "Mercury" <me@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 13:04:22 +1300
head over to www.silentpcreview.com - they have a review of the zalman 9500
and conclude that at low - medium loads it is as good as the best, but at
high loads the fan lets things down a bit.
The stock AMD cooler is not too bad IMO (on a 3500+ venice) - with CnQ the
cpu on mine runs below 40c even on a hot day, low 30's on an average day. At
that level the fan barely spins, under load it is not too bad.
With Prime95 torture test running and CnQ on with a target temp of 51c,
thats how hot the CPU got (hot day) and the fan was quiet / not too busy.
X2 3800+ will place a greater load on the system.
Perhaps start out with the stock cooler knowing it will be a bletch to get
off and read some reviews. If you can get quiet 12cm fans then I would get a
Thermalright XP120. The Ninja scythes are supposed to be great, but are way
heavy (over the CPU load limit). People report you don't have to have a fan
with the scythe...
Given how cool these chips run anyway and how effective CnQ is, the urgency
/ need for a potent cooler is largely remove. If you are going to run your
system near 100% then some reduction of noise will happen with one of the
better coolers - but then disc drive mounting will be the next job as most
drives are still noisy seeking, so pick a case that includes low noise
mounting for your drives & a 12cm quiet fan at the front to blow over them &
keep their temps down. The Antec P180 case has all that although some buy
"Lon Leader" <lleader@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Probably off-topic here, but it's going on a A8N-SLi :-)
> Which is better, the stock heatsink on a Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or a
> Zalman CNPS7000B-cu?
> - from a cooling point of view
> - from a sound point of view
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