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DanioJ
09-30-03, 04:31 AM
I have an AMD 2200+ Althlon XP and an Asus A7V333 ...

Which of the two heatsinks should I get, people keep telling me the 800A is the best, but surley the new 900A is better.

Thermalright SLK-900A (Socket A) (HS-010-TR)

or

Thermalright SLK-800A (Socket A) (HS-003-TR)

Anyone have any comments?

vampireuk
09-30-03, 06:14 AM
I'd say go with the SLK-900 since you can also fit a bigger fan on there than with the 800. And for thermal compound you will get Shin Etsu damnit:p

Shin Etsu can be found here (http://www.chillblast.com)

MUYA
09-30-03, 11:38 AM
I have the SLK 900a with a delta 80mm Fan on it, and it works well, I have overlcoked my Barton2900+ from 2.08ghz at 333mhz fsb to 2.3Ghz at 400mhz fsb by dropping the multiplier. The temperatures reported while idle are aroun 39 degrees C when idle and around 50 degrees when fully loaded! Not bad considering i was getting like 60 degrees Celcius with my old hsf which was the coolermaster hvac 81 of something. I also am using Artic silver thermal compound. Dunno exactly which though! But, I really like my SLK900a, only thing that will displace this baby is a Asetek or Prometria phase change cooling setup! :D


Cheers
MUYA

vampireuk
09-30-03, 11:56 AM
You heretic MUYA!!:D Try some Shin Etsu, your temps should drop by a few degrees:cool:

MUYA
09-30-03, 12:19 PM
Can't get them stuff here mate, I found this artic silver thing by mistake most folks here use crappy ones, Coolermaster one or if they can find it paste like artic silver. I dunno if they have whatever is it you said here in Hong KOng.

Cheers
MUYA

vampireuk
09-30-03, 12:29 PM
PM me your addy and I'll send a tube over at some point:D

MUYA
09-30-03, 12:47 PM
woohoo ! Sure will!!!
:)

Cheers
MUYA

Darren555
10-04-03, 05:55 PM
I have an SLK-800 & it is superb but if I was buying right now I would go for the SLK-900 as it will fit on all cpu sockets so you can use it in the future with an Athlon64.

Darren

Viral
10-05-03, 07:29 AM
The A's i would say are a little risky.. really to heavy for the clip mounting IMO.. but if you are fine with that, go with the 900A.. i just ordered a 947U..

I have heard that the 800U's fit 92mm fans also.. not sure about the 800A, but the main difference between the two is really only the size. The 9xx is a little larger. Anyway, any SLK 800 or above is overkill for light overclocking.