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Old 07-26-01, 02:28 AM
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Best CPU cooler for overclocking

I was planning to buy an Athlon 950MHz then overclock it, so far my choice is Thermaltake's Volcano 2 for cooling the CPU. Are there any better models for overclocking and its on a budget level.Also the noise factor is a very imporant point, I want it as quite as possible.
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Old 07-26-01, 03:19 AM
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Re: Best CPU cooler for overclocking

Originally posted by Kumar J
I was planning to buy an Athlon 950MHz then overclock it, so far my choice is Thermaltake's Volcano 2 for cooling the CPU. Are there any better models for overclocking and its on a budget level.Also the noise factor is a very imporant point, I want it as quite as possible.
http://1coolpc.com/home/

THERMALRIGHT SK6

one of the best supposedly.

Taisol's are good also.

an article on cooling :
http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1430&p=1

personally I would pass on the Thermaltake volcano. never heard too much good about it. I think a bunch of heatsinks are far better.
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Old 07-26-01, 08:38 AM
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Check out www.overclockers.com

Right now the thermaltake sk6 and millenium glaciator are top rated.
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Old 07-26-01, 09:26 PM
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Does all power supply has additional power cord for bigger fans?
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Old 07-27-01, 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by Kumar J
Does all power supply has additional power cord for bigger fans?
as long a you get a 300 watt or larger power supply you should have enough connectors. the smaller power supplies do have a shortage of them.
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So a 300watt power supply is more than enough right?cause I saw a case with power supply of 300w going for just $34 here in Japan.Nothing classy just got all the basic I need for an ATX case
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If you're going to overclock, then you really should spend the money to get a quality power supply. Look for an Amd approved power supply rated at about 300 watts and you will be fine.

As for the power cord question, I'm assuming you're asking about physically powering the fan. In that case, your motherboard should have headers to power fans, but they're typically only good for about 3 watts. If your fan uses more power then that, you will have to plug it in to a direct power lead from the power supply.

Remember that a 3 pin connector goes to the motherboard and a 4 pin connector goes to a power supply lead. You can buy adapters to change between the two, but you are always limited to the amount of power being fed by your motherboard so the power supply lead is usually preferable.
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