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I know this is old school, but until I can get my new PC going, which probably won't be until the end of this year, if I'm lucky, so until it's up on its feet I have to use my old Socket 478 PC. The heatsink can't hold its own (it's rated for a 2.0GHz Williamette, I believe, Celeron) and my 2.8GHz Northwood Pentium 4 (Northwood's ran hot) wants to melt everything in its path. I ended up putting in an old 70+ CFM Cooler Master fan in the back by the CPU so it sucks some air over the CPU. To add on to this, the heatsink fan is starting to die. My computer used to be about 25ish dBA under load, but now it's about 50-60 dBA. If you need a reference for dBA, I attatched a picture I got from Cooler Master's website. So please tell me a decent heatsink that isn't over $40, because I really don't want this P4 to croak.


Edited by tmcclelland455 - 10/12/13 at 6:39pm
post #2 of 6
It is not worth to put 40 dollars for an 478 cpu cooler.
it is a very bad idea.just take the dying fan off and zip tie a new fan on it.
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post #3 of 6
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I'm going to be using it for another year, and when the fan squeals it drives me nuts. And even then I'll keep it around for my old games.

So, yeah, it is worth it.
post #4 of 6
If you are handy the ~EUR30 Cooler Master 212 EVO can be adapted for socket 478:

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This great cooler can keep at bay a Preshott flamethrower @ 4.25GHz with little noise:

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You could also search in ebay for old used coolers, look for instance at this cool artifact for just £15:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-Star-Ice-CPU-Cooler-Fan-Heatsink-Intel-and-AMD-Socket-462-478-775-754-939-/151070324234

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1927


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Edited by TELVM - 6/27/13 at 12:31am
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I'm might get a star ice.thumb.gif
Edited by tmcclelland455 - 6/27/13 at 11:25am
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I used a Thermaltake Silent Tower back when I used my FX51 24/7 and with a decent pair of fans it would keep it under50C @ 2.5Ghz, and with a pair of Tornado 92x38mm fans it would not exceed 54C @ 2.68Ghz...

There are much better coolers available now, and for very little money you can get a cheap cooler that's still leagues beyond what we had available back in the day...
   
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