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    Im buying a new AMD AthlonXP 2500+! . I getting the OEM version so it is not coming with a heatsink or fan. I need to know what the best heatsink is because im planning on overclocking. I looked at a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ and I think that is what im going to get!

    I wanted to know yalls suggestions about the best heatsinks?

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    why not buy the retail one, they come with a far better warrenty and arent much more. is the rest of your system compatible with your cpu?

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    I have a volcanoe 9 and it works quite well on my overclocked XP2200+.My temps are usually uner 40.The volcanoe 7 isn't quite as good as the 9 but they are up to the volcanoe 11 by now and they are not very expensive.
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    I will say the same thing. Get the retail version. It has a much better warranty and a spare cooler for only a few dollars. You can then get a better cooler if you want.

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    is the rest of your system compatible with your cpu?
    no, i have to get another mobo and some diff. ram but i dont ahve the money now .


    so i should get the retail version and then just buy another heatsink and dont use the one that comes with it?

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    Originally posted by volskid2002@6 November 2003 - 21:08
    is the rest of your system compatible with your cpu?
    no, i have to get another mobo and some diff. ram but i dont ahve the money now .


    so i should get the retail version and then just buy another heatsink and dont use the one that comes with it?
    why dont you just save up the money first then buy your system, saves lots of money . yeh get the retail version if its not to much more and you could try the heatsink that comes with it, probaly sh*t but could be ok, you can always buy another later!

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    and you could try the heatsink that comes with it, probaly sh*t but could be ok, you can always buy another later!
    The stock heatsink is actually quite good.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@6 November 2003 - 21:48
    The stock heatsink is actually quite good.
    well ive seen a few stock heatsinks and they were sh*t!

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    yea i guess ill just save up for all three parts i think i need around like $265 or something if i get them from newegg.com

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@6 November 2003 - 14:48
    and you could try the heatsink that comes with it, probaly sh*t but could be ok, you can always buy another later!
    The stock heatsink is actually quite good.
    I agree.

    For under $5 you can buy a fan adapter and mount a 80mm fan on the stock AMD HS and probably get just as good results as the Volcano.

    If you're serious about managing the heat and plan on OCing check out Peltier cooling or water cooling or (even better) a combination of both.
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