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alexb
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Cooling AMD X2 3800+

Post by alexb » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:08 pm

Hi,

I am back again in the market and the new AMD Manchester X2-3800 seems like a good option.

Was wondering how quietly it can be cooled and what's the potential? Would a good Thermalright heatsink and Panaflow L1A would do?

Thnx :)

alexb
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Post by alexb » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:06 pm

In particular I currently have a Barton 2500+, OCed to 3000+ using SLK-800U+Panaflo L1A on a Lian li case with Nexus 80mm intake, exchausts.

Would similar setup handle X2 3800+?

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Post by swaction » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:36 am

Ninja =)

From what I understand (and know from having an old Barton myself) the old barton processors run particularly hot. My x2 3800 runs about 7 deg cooler in stock formation than my old Barton cpu. An x2 3800 with a Ninja will run passivly without any problems...

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Post by Erssa » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:38 am

swaction wrote:An x2 3800 with a Ninja will run passivly without any problems...
Bold statement, that will hardly be true in all cases (pun intended).
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Re: Cooling AMD X2 3800+

Post by aeropenny » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:55 am

alexb wrote:Would a good Thermalright heatsink and Panaflow L1A would do?
Works for me - XP90 + 92mm L1A here, very happy with that combo. Make sure you enable powernow so the CPU will run at 1.1v/1GHz when idle. It's very cool like that. Max temp for me is about 45c under full load with the CPU fan and 2 80mm rear fans at 7v, which is quiet enough for me. Whatever way you go, it's not difficult to cool.

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Re: Cooling AMD X2 3800+

Post by alexb » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:16 am

aeropenny wrote:
alexb wrote:Would a good Thermalright heatsink and Panaflow L1A would do?
Works for me - XP90 + 92mm L1A here, very happy with that combo. Make sure you enable powernow so the CPU will run at 1.1v/1GHz when idle. It's very cool like that. Max temp for me is about 45c under full load with the CPU fan and 2 80mm rear fans at 7v, which is quiet enough for me. Whatever way you go, it's not difficult to cool.
great! It seems that X2-3800+ is the one to get these days.

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