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Thread: Cooler Decision

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    im working on upgrading my system, im currently looking at about an athlon 2200
    and not sure what cooler would be better,

    ive got two tht im not to sure on.

    a standard socket a cooler, rated to 3200+ for £7

    and the coolermaster aero7 lite, for £11


    i think ill probably go for the aero 7 lite, as its quite cheap, and looks like good performance, i also like there new jet ones, but there a bit out of my price range for a cooler
    so what one would be better?

    also will thermal compound make alot of difference to heat dissapated, and whats the best compound to go for?

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    the coolermaster aero 7 lite rules for the price! im using one on my amd athlon 2000+ (palamino core) with some cheap thermal grease with the fan at about half way it keeps my cpu at 40c! compared to stock which was about 60c! im very impressesed

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    Originally posted by Kunal@3 November 2003 - 20:17
    the coolermaster aero 7 lite rules for the price! im using one on my amd athlon 2000+ (palamino core) with some cheap thermal grease with the fan at about half way it keeps my cpu at 40c! compared to stock which was about 60c! im ve2Ÿª‹mpressesed
    good, good, definetly keeping me in the same direction.
    the aero 7 one looks good to, but its a bit to dear, and the jet one look even better/

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    if you read the reviews on the aero 7+, you will find that the aero 7 lite is better

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    Originally posted by Kunal@3 November 2003 - 20:26
    if you read the reviews on the aero 7+, you will find that the aero 7 lite is better
    even better then

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    something i will tell you about the aero 7 lite is that it cums with a shitty thermal pad so get that changed , the clip is quite awkward to reach so you might have to remove your psu to fit it easily, it comes with no instructions ( not for n00bs) and the speed adjustment thingy if used in a 3.5 inch bay might not fir propaly meaning it cannot be screwed in as its not long enough! (if that makes any sense&#33

    All in all the cooler rules and i reccomend it!

    Edit: and another thing when the cooler is used at full rpm its loud! silent up till about two thirds though

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    i aint no noob, so it shouldnt be a problem. ill have a look into paste aswell then, i htink my dad get stuff free from his work.
    the upgrade will include, a new board, memory and case, so fitting should be ok. as i could do it with the case empty,

    i understand what u mean about the 3.5"bay prob, im sure ill get something to work if it doesnt screw in or something.

    loud isnt to much of a problem, compared to my current system im sure itll be pretty quiet, and since its rated to 3200 im sure the half power woudl do as you mentioned.

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    my speed control is sellotaped on

    adn also the fan is rated at 1900-3500, but actually spins at between 1700 and 3900 on my system and reading the reviews in not alone

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    For thermal compound, most people just use arctic silver I believe.

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    yes arctic silver is good, my cpu temps went down by 7 degrees!
    its running at 37 degrees celcius now. =)
    under full load it gets 42 degrees celcius.
    System:
    LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    Xfx 7900gt extreme
    2x Maxtor 250gb sata
    2x Maxtor 80gb (p)ata
    2x 512mb mem , dual channel
    Tagan 580w psu
    Coolermaster stacker case
    Zalman reserator 1

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