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AMD AM2 cooler recommendations

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xubidoo, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. xubidoo New Member

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    friend of mine needs a better AM2 cooler than the stock ,only problem there's barely any room ,so it has to be similar sized to the original :(

    we tried a Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro and unfortunately it was way to big to fit,so needs to be small and better than the stock heatsink supplied with AMD x2 cpu.

    CPu is X2 5200+ @2.6ghz ,not oc.
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    better question what type of case does he have... that would give me a better idea.

    Only quick option here is a block based cooler because those are smaller and usually care 2 heatpipes.
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    your gonna be hard pressed the alpine is not considered big by today's standards
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    try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103042

    or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118005

    this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16835200025
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    yeah ,i realise it might not be an easy task to find a better cool of a similar size to the stock one ,hence why i asked here ,if any1 would know ,some1 on TPU would :)

    will keep that Coolermaster 1 in mind trt740 ,thanks ,could be a possible.

    Saw this : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150982 would probably fit but better than the stock ?
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    You will need half height coolers for HTPCs it seems. I think Xigmatek has one out as does Thermalright.
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    I dunno about that

    unless your talking about these

    http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-cobra-d984.php

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233022

    those are the only possible xigmatek coolers that could fit in htpc case/lanbox

    thermalright has the XP90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109119

    I'm not really sure what else there is, I'm considering that Zalman myself. I know I plan to look into another cooler for next year.

    there are also these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186029
    this is by AC

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186019
    and this LP
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    most of those are too wide

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