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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2005 21:59 
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Does anyone here own the "next generation" kind of chips?

i.e. AMD 64 bit chips or P4 550 series above and dual core.

I own one of the P4 550 series+ and can get a idle temp of 50C (during the summer-winter almost 10C less). I was used to my old 480 P4 that NEVER reached over 45C in stressed mode and was quite concerned about over heating. However, i read that this is a big issue and am not alone with these concerns. These next generation chips can produce some serious temperatures.

I have installed

Zalman CNPS7700-ALCU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste on CPU and GPU chips
YS-TECH FD1238 120mm Fan - Output - 125CFM {Blows IN}
Akasa System Exhaust Blower {Blows OUT}
Zalman ZM-2HC2 Silent Hard Disk Heatpipe Cooler
Arctic Cooling Rev.2 ATI 5 (X850 Series) cooler on my ATI PCI-e X850XT {Blows OUT}
Vantec Spectrum Fan Card {Blows OUT}
Memory coolers
Zalman ZMF1 80mm Silent Case fan. (Blows IN}

The air circulation is well distributed & smart fan set to 100% @ 55C.

BUT still temps are rather high, although lower than when this stuff wasnt installed.

Am thinking, did i waste my money and i should have invested in this thing:

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=160&code=021

not too expensive AND IS SILENT!!!!! but the question is does it bloody work?

Anyone else have similar problems or any tips?

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2005 22:31 
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Well the new Intel chips are known for getting hot, tbh intel have been pushing the old technology for years, I hope to god that there actaully designing something new somewhere cos die shrinks aint helping them, there adding more cache n stuff to the chips to keep up with AMD but the fact is there behind technologically....

Got an AMD 64/3200 Venice here sat in an Abit AN8V board, CPU temp is 49oC, case is 43oC, Room temp is 34oC....


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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2005 09:46 
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The zalman is bulky and is not efficient. Try this one. I just bought it and it rocks. I have my comp 860mhz overclocked and temps never go over 45c.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f ... 2151000833

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Review for the Zalman here

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I have A64 3000+ Retail stock cooler with Asus Cool & Quiet software.

It IS cool and quiet with temps around 40C. It is by far the coolest and quietest set-up I have had. So I'm having trouble believing that all these "aftermarket" coolers are worth anything.


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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2005 23:02 
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these bloody heatwaves dont help much either. i live in a fairly old house. built for the cold, with 1 inch carpets and insulator everywhere.

Anyway, apparently heat pipes are becoming popular
Zalman will release a new cooler next month and is said to be cooler than some water cooling systems.

The Zalman CNPS9500

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but ill still look into water cooling.

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2005 23:19 
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Thing is, with that beasty in your PC, you'd need planning permission to build an extension onto your case..... :S

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2005 23:34 
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lol

your not wrong

it weighs half a kilo and its dimensions are

85 x 112 x 125mm

12cm Tall !!!!

thats longer than my......joystick handle grip

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ALthough not based in anything scientific, I once again have a credibility problem with believing that some of these very heavy coolers (750 grams for the one I was looking at) could have a good contact in a tower case. I know they now have brackets on the underside of the mobo and big clamps, but all that weight pulling on a plastic mobo? It just created doubt in my mind and then someone said that the retail coolers were OK (and extra £35 to spend!), so I spend the money on a better CPU and did less clocking.

Mind you, they do look nice.


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Tried them all Clingy.

Watercooling was the best thing I ever did. And its silent to boot.

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I have a AMD 64 3200+ with a Zalman stuck on it and the temps vary between about 45 idle to 60 under load on the hot days. Its a S754 chip so i have no idea whether there being read correctly but its stable so i've resigned myself to not worrying about it and waiting till it burns :P

As for whether any of these things work - who know, if it was down to me i'd stick to the stock cooler next time round and make sure the case has got plenty of cooling! (Quiet of course!)
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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2005 01:25 
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well after much waiting (release date postponed) i finally got the thing (new zalman CPU cooler). This was my last hope for fan cooling otherwise i would invest into water cooling.
However, i was very pleasently suprised with its performance
before:
Idle 50-52C
Strssed: 70-74C

Now:
Idle 40-43C
Stressed: 58-62C

and its not even that big or heavy...
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would recomend it if you already got a decent fan set up.
but in 3 years or so for next upgrade ill probably get into water cooling.

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PostPosted: 02 Oct 2005 11:13 
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*Edit*

my computer case allows me to remove the top without removing the side panels. I did this and the CPU temp dropped by another 5 degrees C.
and there is no difference in dB when removed

so did some tests:

Idle: 35C
Stressed: 49C

This baby from Zalman ROXS!!!

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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2005 10:48 
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Must be something wrong with my temperature gauges I guess. Still getting 32C idle and up to 45C max load on Retail A64 3000+, and it's quiet :S


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Got Cool n Quiet switched on Clingy?


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