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Cooling question

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Poppy, 21 May 2006.

  1. Poppy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2004

    Posts: 1,182

    Hi guys, my first post down these parts, im a mainly motors forum man!

    Ive decided to upgrade my PC, my currect spec as follows:

    1GB Crucial Memory
    Rad 9700 Pro
    Couple of 200GB SATA HDD's

    I play games usually, have just bought an opteron 148 from MM which the guy reckons will do 3GHz. Its had the IHS removed as he was running water cooling. What ramifications does this have for me, i need to buy a Heatsink, but which one do i buy and will it fit ok with having the IHS removed. I'll be buying the DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D mobo. Just wanna make sure i wont have probs fitting the HSF.

    New Spec will be:
    Opty 148 running @ ?
    2GB Crucial Ballastix
    Not sure on GFX card yet

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    You'll need a screw down heatsink for IHSless cpus. Crucial ballistix ram is not the most reliable atm, many people on here have had faulty sticks.
  3. Poppy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2004

    Posts: 1,182

    Any suggestions for a decent screw down heatsink? i assume the DFI LAN Party mobo supports screw down heatsinks?
  4. str


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,851

    Thermaltake Big Typhoon would be good with that setup. Best read up on it though as I've yet to buy one to know how good it is and they're supposedly a bit time consuming to install.

    With any bolt down heatsink you gotta be careful you don't crush the lidless CPU.

    A few on here have the TT so maybe someone else can tell you more about it.