Thread: Socket A cooler on a K6-2/3+ ?
October 27th, 2002, 07:59 PM #1
Socket A cooler on a K6-2/3+ ?
Ran short on CPU coolers and have been robbing units.
Today I grabbed a Socket A cooler and stuck it on my 450 K6-3+
Seems to be doing a good enough job, 30 min of Full Load got it up to a scortching 27.23C
Now comes the truth, the fan had one blade broken off at the hub from some moronic Cranium fella sticking his big ol paw into the spinning blades, duh.
It's sat on the shelf for 6 mo. so today I broke off the opposite blade and it runs smooth, shocker
As we say in the south, "You gotta run what ya brung"
[aka use what you have]
Working fine so far,
hmm I wonder if they'll work on a Celery
October 27th, 2002, 11:31 PM #2
I've got a socket A HSF on one of my K6-2's. Works like a charm. I replaced the fan with a slower, quieter one since it doesn't need that much cooling power and I disliked the original noisy fan.
BTW, most of my fans have an odd number of blades, so I breaking a second blade to balance it out wouldn't work for me. Hmm.. now that I think about it, I've never seen a small DC fan with an even number of blades.
October 28th, 2002, 10:06 AM #3
Lol, I have a socket A fan on my P3 500 (yes the slot one) but it doesn't do a very good job (stays in the 50s/60s at idle)
But the machine doesn't have much work to do. When I retire it from it's current post (firewall) I will sort it out then, ATM we can't have downtime._____
October 29th, 2002, 10:24 AM #4
Forgot to mention that I've o/c'd the lil thing to 504mhz, rock stable in all apps.
This is neat, instead of mucho bucks, a $8.00 Socket A cooler works better than older high end coolers.
November 9th, 2002, 10:05 AM #5
Have you decapped it, or does nobody do that anymore?_____
November 9th, 2002, 11:05 AM #6
decapped it? please explain.
I have a 500 mhz k6-2.
I searched the forum before and could not find anything on oc ing this cpu. Could you shed some light on this or point me to a site that does.
November 9th, 2002, 02:45 PM #7
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"decapped" means to pull the metal cap off the top of the CPU to expose the core.
To overclock it you can try to change the multipier and/or the FSB and you may need to bump the voltage up a bit., I think 2.8V is the max safe voltage you can go but maybe it is 2.6V. FSB overclocking will give you more of a performance increase than just changeing the mulitplier.
November 10th, 2002, 12:33 PM #8
Next you'll be telling me nobody has bothered to lap down their shiny new XP2400+s!
November 10th, 2002, 12:35 PM #9
As to the specifics of decapping, run a razor blade around the plasticcy stuff that runs around the edge of the chip, the metal should just come off. (after a few goes!)_____
November 10th, 2002, 12:55 PM #10Forgot to mention that I've o/c'd the lil thing to 504mhz, rock stable in all apps.
Generic thermal paste, not uncapped, average FC-PGA Socket 370, 7, A heatsink. I'll bet you could get similar results
November 10th, 2002, 01:39 PM #11
I've got a set of 500s, but never bothered OCing them, I had bigger fish to fry.
Well, one of them got OCed, but only for a short time until I realised i had done the jumpers wrong when upgrading from a 200MMX._____
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