Best cooler for Athlon 64/Socket 754?

Cooling Processors quietly

Moderators: NeilBlanchard, Ralf Hutter, sthayashi, Lawrence Lee

Post Reply
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:33 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Best cooler for Athlon 64/Socket 754?

Post by pandamonium54 » Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:14 am

Is anything better than the Zalman 7000Cu?
Is there anything good in the sub-$30(USD) range?

I'm thinking about getting an Albatron K8X800 Pro II, which doesn't include a HSF mounting bracket, if that is an issue...

Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:41 am
Location: Virginia

Post by gbass01 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:00 am

There's a new Alpha PAL out for this socket

Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:33 pm

Post by MajereXYU » Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:54 am

I think you can convert Swiftech Heatsinks with a ceonversion kit from Swiftech.

Patron of SPCR
Posts: 1115
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:52 am
Location: EU

Post by halcyon » Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:41 pm

Nothing better than CNPS-7000A-CU (or AlCu) that I know of. I try to stay up on all the tested heatsinks for socket 754. The Swiftech offering is slightly worse both at high speed and clearly worse at low speed.

In fact, for any socket type, CNPS-7000A imho remains unsurpasses for it's combination of good cooling and tolerable noise.

This is supported in combination by the tests done here, at Frostytech and at Overclockers (and my own personal experience with SLK-series).

The lower the fan speed, the more basic rectangular heatsinks with separate fans seem to lose to 7000A in terms of cooling efficiency.

Post Reply