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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2020, 06:10 PM - Thread Starter
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Modding an old Cooler (it's worth?)

Hi, I'm planing on replacing my very old PC with a new Ryzen 3900x setup and I was wondering if it's worth modding an old CPU cooler. I have a CNC machine, so I can easily create an adapter for AM4 for almost free, but I wanna know how the performance would be against modern solutions.

According to this old review of the bad boy I wanna mod(, it have a thermal resistance of around 0.17C/W. Googling, I find that most top tier modern solution have around half of this.

The thing is, I'm not planning on overclocking the new pc (nowadays solutions has way more power that what I need), but I would like to have a very quiet PC, so the more efficient, the lower the fan speed I can put and the less noise I would get. I just wanna know if this will be able to handle a Ryzen 3900x at full load with all the fans at the lower possible setting or I should just buy a newer solution.
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I used to run one of those! ran it on a Q6600 for a bit and then moved it to a 960T

if you don't need to spend any money to make it work then go for it, worse case scenario it's not good enough and you need to buy something. I wouldn't put any significant money into making it work though.

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I would do it.

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As you can do it for almost nothing I would give it a try. The worst case is you decide to buy a cooler.

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Rep: 452 (Unique: 299)'s a cool use of time if you enjoy doing things like this. Personally, I wouldn't put in the effort on a GeminII. Before you do, make sure there is enough contact plate to cover what you need to on a Ryzen, and that you can place it properly to do so.

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