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Old 06-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #31
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Default Re: CPU FAN/HEATSINK combo ideas?

You mean it wasnt high enough to clear the ram and mosfets?
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:52 AM   #32
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Yeah, and because it occasionally hung over the RAM (on certain motherboards), taking out the RAM meant having to remove the heatsink first. The good thing was that your RAM had active cooling though.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:00 AM   #33
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just get the scythe ninja u wont regret it, then just get a 120mm fan and put it so that it blows air through the heatsink then the exhaust fan on the back sucks the hot air out, just like this http://radekhulan.cz/img/abit-a8n/v-pocitaci.jpg
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:33 AM   #34
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Yeah, and because it occasionally hung over the RAM (on certain motherboards), taking out the RAM meant having to remove the heatsink first. The good thing was that your RAM had active cooling though.
Thats not the reason they discontinued the XP-120. The discontinued it because of the caps around the socket. The fins on the XP-120 were connected to the best so they would extend out over the socket and hit caps around the socket. This would cause major cleareance problems so they decided to remove the fins and rename it to the SI-120. The XP-120 performs better than the SI-120.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:55 AM   #35
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Gaming freak, on that image, are there even any RAM modules in that computer?!!

Also, something I forgot to mention. I'd rather not have to take the motherboard off to fit this thing
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:40 AM   #36
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yes there are RAM modules in the computer in that image, ur gona have to take the motherboard out as nearly all coolers require u to
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:45 AM   #37
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Damn...

I might try getting some new thermal paste first of all, and give that a go. If that doesn't lower temperatures, I'll definietly buy a new heatsink/fan.

Thanks for all the help
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Default Re: CPU FAN/HEATSINK combo ideas?

The SI and XP aren't compatible with the same things either, as I recall..
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:31 AM   #39
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Getting different thermal paste and using the same heatsink will only lower temps by a few degrees, unless the heatsink wasnt seated properly in the first place.
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I believe though that I lifted the heatsink off after it was applied when wondering why the computer wasn't booting up, and because it came on the chip, I didn't reapply
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