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    hehe, even when you're on limited options,
    things can still work out OK

    been bored, so I been trying to get good air cooling for my old sempron 2800
    on a Gigabyte mobo w/ no mounting holes,
    and capacitors in the way prohibiting the use of my good old Vantec Aeroflow,
    it's been a bitch
    Zalman is out of the question, and no one locally carries Thermalright

    so I see this beast on the shelf a while back,
    I figured what the hell, and picked one up today

    I must say, I was kinda surprised,
    didn't expect much from Gigabyte in the cooling department,
    but it actually is cooling fairly well
    dropped cpu temp about 4-8 C so far,
    and the AS5 is still in the "settling in" phase,
    so it could get even better

    and it's quiet
    was running a Cooler Master heatsink w/ a Thermaltake 80mm Smart Case Fan,
    I had to kick my PC out to the dog house at night it was so loud

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    Congratulations.

    Necessity is the mother of invention, etc.

    I hope that little squirrel cage fan lasts a long time cause you'll never be able to replace it....
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Never had much faith in heat pipe technology myself.


    No, wait, I've got one. Silly me.

    And it uses standard clips and standard fans, and stands far enough above the board that it isn't affected by silly things like caps. What will they think of next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    Zalman is out of the question,
    Why? I thought they made good products...


    I've been thinking about getting a CNPS7700-Cu to cool my cpu a bit...
    Was I going to make a mistake or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume
    Why? I thought they made good products...


    I've been thinking about getting a CNPS7700-Cu to cool my cpu a bit...
    Was I going to make a mistake or what?
    no mistake at all, Zalman makes great stuff
    I just dont have the mounting holes around the socket

    @ clocker - yeah, I was worried about that fan a bit, but....
    this PC should be long gone before it ever wears out
    (this was the only other feasible option,
    but the fins looked kinda flimsy & cheap, so I passed on it)

    and it turns out that it isn't quite as quiet as I had first thought,
    had the ceiling fan goin a million miles an hour, and it masked the noise a bit
    but all in all, I guess it aint so bad....


    this on a 130ų Sempron @ 2 GHz, 333 FSB
    everything else I tried on this bitch was leaving me at 45-50˚ C

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    I have to say I think you should have gone for the Aerocool. There's a similar model, HT-101jr, which has Alu fins instead of Copper so it works out cheaper. Doesn't look like Newegg sell that one though.

    It's the one I've got and I can tell you now it is very quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx

    It's the one I've got and I can tell you now it is very quiet.
    But will you be able to say that later?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    poshibly.
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    Not looking too promising.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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