View Full Version : Recommendation of Heat Sink

03 March 2003, 10:46 PM
Wowiezowie. I got myself a Vantec Aeromaster and I must say... I've never seen a heat sink fan combo work so well!!!! =D

On average, my old Cooler Master copper block and heat tubes only could keep my CPU die temp @ about 62*C.... The Vantec got it down to 52*C!!! That's a whole 10*C!! =DDDDD

But overall, my XP2100 is still running a bit hot... does anyone have any recommendations to get that temperature down anymore? Overall, my chassis temp is about 90*F.... no idea what that is in C*. Any ideas?

03 March 2003, 10:52 PM
Thats about what my 2400 runs at, and I leave it on all day rendering :D. So, I think its probably ok, unless you want to do any overclocking.


03 March 2003, 10:54 PM
Are you using artic Silver?

My xp2000 is at 46 with my chassis temp being the same as yours. I am usint a Thermaltake Volcano 7 (not so good, imo)with an enermak adjustable set to about half.

03 March 2003, 10:58 PM
52*C....hey....thats still pretty warm. My machine runs at 38-40*C no load, and about 43-47*C under load. And its a AMD 2700+ plus i have a radeon 9700pro and they are pretty hot. And the case temp never goes above 39*C

My heatsink is the slk-800 with a thermalright 80mm smartfan 2 set to use thermal control. The machine is pretty quite too, as the PSU i got has thermal controlled fans, so does the cpu fan. And the case fans are very quite as well (4 x 80mm).

03 March 2003, 11:05 PM
I am using an Antec Truepower 380watt and yes, Artic Silver 3. And the temperatures u guys are giving .... are those the temperatures for the CPU or the metal die contact from the CPU to the heat sink? The temperature I get of 52*C is the temp of the little metal die on the heat sink. (I noticed the athlon die contact is ... small... the P4 has a die practically the size of the CPU...)

I have 2 rear fans sucking air out, a side fan sucking it in, and a top fan sucking it in as well as a drive bay cooler to suck it in. The Antec power supply though... does its own thing. I'm not exactly sure how it circulates with both fans.

03 March 2003, 11:19 PM
The temps im giving are for the cpu itself i assume, im using Asus Probe.

03 March 2003, 11:22 PM
ah, okay. My CPU temps are a bit lower than the metal contact die temperature.... I forgot what they are though... cuz i generally focus on the metal contact die temperature than the CPU temp.

I'm using a Soyo Dragon Ultra KT400 Platinum Ed w/ an Athlon XP2100+... I got that for $99. :buttrock:

The memory, Mushkin 512MB PC2700 DDR stuff cost more than the board and CPU... -.-"

But okay, so yeah, temperatures?

03 March 2003, 12:39 AM
have you got a 2100+ based on the palomino core, or the thoroughbred core? the palominos are a lot hotter than the t-breds due to a few factors, mostly the default voltage of the CPU.

i've seen two systems side by side (recent game LAN) with 2100+ chips, one tbred one palomino, and the tbred was 10 degrees cooler than the palomino.

03 March 2003, 12:44 AM
If I'm not mistaken, I'm running the thoroughbred core. Anyhow, I took another look @ my system temps on idle and here is what i have:

External CPU Temperature: 40*C
CPU Contact Die Temperature: 50*C
Chassis Temperature: 34*C

Quite a bit warm still. But should I be concerned? And if so, how concerned should I be?

03 March 2003, 04:02 PM
50 is warm, only if you're hitting 60 idle do things start going bump in the night (hehe, im running a tbird 1.2 at 60 idle, very glad im getting an AX-7 this week for my new 2100+ tbred b... meh...).. you shouldnt worry about 50 if you dont oc.... but if you do... try to get under 40 stock idle...

03 March 2003, 06:41 PM
oooh, I don't feel too bad anymore then... hahahha. I'm getting 50*C idle on my Athlon XP 2100. :) if ur getting it on 1.2....hahaha... craziez.

03 March 2003, 06:43 PM
but i have to say it's quite unstable, it can just suddenly lock up, and sometimes when it shuts down i have to wait 15 minutes for it to cool before i can start it up:annoyed:

03 March 2003, 06:46 PM
yes, that is overly hot for a 1.2.... looks like u need a new cooling solution. :thumbsup: Vantec Aeromaster!!!!! My CPU is a whole 10*C cooler!!! :buttrock:

03 March 2003, 10:31 PM
for some reason, they way my computer is setup the unloaded and loaded temps are very close. Like within 5*C of each other, the range is about 38*C - 43*C. Not to bad me thinks

03 March 2003, 04:33 AM
i think that sounds bad.... my guess would be that means on idle, ur system has hella background processes running sucking dry your resources and when u start kicking in load, it probably isn't up as much since urbackground system services constitute much of that already. But then again, it's a multi-sided issue. =D

03 March 2003, 08:45 AM
most of the background processes are just the standard win2k stuff.

Its a fresh install of win2k so there isnt that much going on. It bescause i have the cpu fan set to thermal, so as soon as the load goes up the fan speeed goes up and therefore keeps it cool.

03 March 2003, 06:46 PM
"set to thermal?" What does that setting do?

03 March 2003, 07:21 PM
the fan has a internal sensor that adjusts the fan speed from slow during idel, to fast when the CPU gets hot.

03 March 2003, 10:48 PM
yeah what kwshipman said.

so basically when the comp gets hot the fan spins faster, and keeps the cpu at a similar temp. and when the comp is not a full load, then its nice and quiet.

03 March 2003, 11:54 PM
yea its great unless your heatsink cant cool sufficiently, then its not so fun. My Volcano 7 came with a fan that was set up this way, but it had to maintain a fairly high speed even in idle. Man I need a SLK-800!

03 March 2003, 12:13 AM
hehehe i got an slk-800 for that very reason :-) get one they roxor!!

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