Thread: What is the best P4 heatsink?
September 7th, 2002, 08:59 PM #1
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What is the best P4 heatsink?
I've got a P4 2.26ghz in an aluminum case. It is 38-39 degrees celsius with stock settings when i check the BIOS b4 startup. I use the stock Heatsink fan and stuff. When I OC the FSB i get up to 47-49 degrees celsius. What is the best heatsink and fan combo for a P4, thats not watercooling or way too expensive. Also is a 320watt PS strong enough to keep it stable?
September 7th, 2002, 09:26 PM #2
I have a Thermalright AX-7 on my Athlon XP 1800+ and it keeps it around 44c Full Load.
The thermaltake Volcano 7+ seems to be a popular choice... check out the specs here:
September 7th, 2002, 10:50 PM #3
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I believe the AX-7 is for Socket A CPUs. I just got the Thermalright
AX-478, designed for the P4. You can install any 80mm fan of your
choosing, depending upon your tolerance for noise vs. air volume.
I'll get off my butt tomorrow and install the thing, so I can report back. You can pick the heatsink up for around $25, and +/- $10
for the fan. I'm sure a lot of folks around here will recommend a
solid copper heatsink, but these start to get a little pricey.
I'm also getting ready to use Arctic Silver III for the first time. I've heard this will lower your temps a few degrees, compared to the thermal pad that comes with the stock P4 heatsink/fan set-up. Of
course, as we all know, taking off the thermal pad will void your
Depending on what kind of, and how many devices you're running, and the quality of that 320watt power supply, you should be OK. Dell, at least for the 1.6 GHz P4 systems that I've
seen, only run a 250watt PS!
Hope this helps.
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