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    Athlon 64 X2 with a Athlon TBird Cooler?

    Hi,

    Not sure if i'm hoping for too much here but I still have my SLK800 from my current setup (TBird 3000) that I'd like to use on the X2 4400 that will be coming my way soon .

    I've heard these are pretty cool chips anyway, but the question is - can I use my existing heatsink? If not, will it be worth upgrading from the stock HSF? I doubt I'll be clocking the chip - unless anyone can chip in with any thoughts as to whether it will be a good clocker

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    hmm tricky one

    I would really recommend using the retail cooler that you get with the X2 processor until the other coolers are all certified and passed by AMD.

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    Oh and if anyone is wondering about whats so special about the 4400?:

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2397&p=21


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    An SLK800 should be capable of cooling the chip fine, but since it's a Socket A cooler I doubt you'll be able to mount it on a Socket 939 motherboard- at least not easily.

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    I've read in one review that the retail heatsinks are rated up to fx-57 in ability... if thats the case, I certainly wouldn't recommend a socket a cooler.

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