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GitDat
12-31-05, 08:52 AM
I'm about to order an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, Corsair TWINX2048-3500LLPRO (2x1GB) memory, and an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro Athlon64 Heatsink.

One particular article I read that you couldn't use an XP-90 heatsink with the Corsair 3500LL Pro RAM because the memory sticks were too "tall". So that's my biggest concern is that I want to make sure this Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro heatsink will fit into an A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard without any clearance issues. Then I also want to make sure that there won't be any heatsink clearance issues with the Corsair 3500LL Pro RAM.

jAkUp
12-31-05, 01:10 PM
I can verify that the XP120 works with the pro's. Its a very close fit, but it does fit.

GitDat
12-31-05, 02:59 PM
http://www.a-top.com/xblade/xblade-k.jpg
Sheesh, that XP-120 is huge. I guess I'll just go ahead and get Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro and keep my fingers crossed. I have an XBlade gaming case. I hope the air flow is good enough.

Roch
01-01-06, 08:42 AM
I'd get a Zalman 9500 over the Freezer 64.

GitDat
01-01-06, 08:50 AM
I'd get a Zalman 9500 over the Freezer 64.

Why is that? Based on reviews the Zalman is a pain in the arse to install and doesn't run as cool as the Arctic Freezer (snowman)

SSlaytanic
01-01-06, 11:17 AM
for the best air cooling on that board, i recommend a XP120 and a fan.

if it doesn't fit with the memory, just put it in dimms 2&4.