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    best cheap a64 cpu cooler for mild overclocking?

    I'm thinking of saving a few bob and getting an oem venice 3000 instead of the retail - lowestonweb do it for £82.29 delivered. versus most prices for the a64 3000 retail that saves me £25. What would be the best cheap heatsink and fan to go with this processor if i want to overclock it to around 2ghz - 2.2ghz? It must be quiet as well - below 28db! Anyone?

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    What the stock speed of that CPU, i forget? TBH, you can get 200-300mhz extra with the reference cooler (at least i did with my 3700SD).

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    so I've heard - I'd gladly buy the reference cooler if i could get it cheaper separately - but I dont know anywhere that sells them. the stock speed of the 939 3000 is 1.8ghz btw

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    • cj2mrhat's system
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    thats far too noisy - 'Sound: 24.5 - 40.0 dB(A)' - If im overclocking I wouldn't run the fan speed on low. the 34db of my 1700xp cooler noisy enough.

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    does anyone have or know of any stock cooler db ratings?
    Last edited by cj2mrhat; 01-09-2005 at 10:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj2mrhat
    does anyone have or know of any stock cooler db ratings?
    A hellova lot quieterthan most HSF's thats for sure!!

    I'd go pick up an XP-90 + cheap but nice fan
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    My Venice run up to 2.78Ghz using stock fan As long as you don't push the voltage up (too much) the stock hsf is absolutely enough.
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    perhaps you can just use artic cooling freezer64...its cheaper than xp 90 for sure...about 16 quid i think...

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    cj2mrhat, i was going to get my cpu from lowestonweb as well, but its a E3 core not the new E6 revision. I've found the E6 revision 3000+ venice OEM at novatech for £82.22 with postage, its a few pence cheaper than lowestonweb. Its got a(nother) revised memory controller and some other minor tweaks. There is a thread over at xtremesystems, here.

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    cheers pengellyd - If I don't win a brand new retail venice im bidding for on ebay I'll go the novatech route. I read a review of the arctic cooling freezer 64 earlier - looks like a a decent and more importantly, quiet heatsink.

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    the arctic cooling freezer 64 is ace. Am using one right now to get a nice o/c to 2.35Ghz on my o/g s754 clawhammer 3200+. Idles between 28 and 33 c depending on ambient.

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    Just noticed that scan have the 3000+ venice OEM on offer over the weekend for £76.36, but i don't know what the core revision is. I will email scan to find out.

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