Originally Posted by numlock2.0
I have a Thermalright SLK-947U, and it is fantastic. Cools my Athlon XP 1800+ @ 2.1 Ghz and keeps it near 40C. It is very hard to find though and it uses mounting holes
Cooler Master Aero 7+
All copper HSF with a unique fan. It was a hassle just to install because it wouldn't fit correctly on my motherboard (stupid capacitators). From reviews, it should've been really great, but my temps were decent but not nearly as good as my Thermalright.
These two are better though:
Alpha Socket A
This is a great product! Go for it. It is a powerful cooler and I'm pretty sure it is mounted using a clip (see the review provided in the "awards" tab). Seems to cool quite well
Aerocool High Tower
Very big, not copper, but looks like it cools decently with heat pipes. Some reviews on it are pretty good.
I'd say get the Alpha if you space constraints. If you need cheap, get the Cooler Master. The Aerocool may not be the best cooler with a clip, I think the alpha may be better (although made for older systems). Get the Alpha
hope that helps!
I didn't know the BT used clips to mount on SKTA, I thought it required mounting holes?
You seem to be correct about the BT mounting, I can see no side clips for it, and my board has no holes. However the High Tower shows promise, if it doesn't rip the socket off the MB. However, the base appears to be a bit wide. Hmmm, I wonder! Might be worth a gamble. I currently have an Aero 7 installed,(not the copper plus) and it did drop a few degrees, but not nearly enough. Room ambient is about 80*F, Case is 32*c, and the CPU is reading 61*C. No room to OC.