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NF7 h/s probs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CrOaKeR, 18 Jul 2005.

  1. CrOaKeR

    CrOaKeR Host warrior 4, Vengence!

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    In an effort to keep using all my current kit I setup my new Abit NF7 mobo yesterday, which took most of the day!

    One of the main problems I came across was at the first boot. I had a beep error that suggested the cooler was not attached, the ram was not seated correctly, or the agp card was not seated correctly. I reseated everything, but suspected the version 1 coolermaster xdream HS. This takes a separate molex power off so there is a lame cable you have to put in the cpu fan socket so the mobo can detect it, and read speed. After trying to get it to work over an hour, I gave up and dug out my stock coolermaster HS. It booted fine first time. Only problem now is it runs at 61% idle.

    So after all that rambling, can anyone recommend a good socket A cooler? Maybe one that does not require me to almost snap my board when installing it. Thanks :D
     
  2. AllGore

    AllGore What's a Dremel?

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    You should checkout places like ebuyer for cheaper hsf's and overclockers for more agressive ones. Since you have a xp2000 try going for something thats copper, has an 80mm fan and works on "socket A/462". Perhaps a zalman flower cooler would suit your needs as its large and quiet and you can re-use it if you upgrade (supports A64 and LGA775) I found one for ~£27 inc VAT. But still, with a low powered cpu i think you could get away with almost anything that fits a socket A motherboard
     
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    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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  4. CrOaKeR

    CrOaKeR Host warrior 4, Vengence!

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    Was looking about the forums and the thermalright SI-97 was recommended, but looking at the that alx800 I think it will do the job fine, and save me 25 notes. I was quite worried about the SI-97 dodgy mounting too.

    Ran the comp just on desktop all day yesterday, the idle came out 51 degrees on the stock H/S.

    Thanks for the info guys
     
  5. edz

    edz What's a Dremel?

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    What's dodgy about it?
     
  6. Th0nty

    Th0nty What's a Dremel?

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    Thermalright range.
     
  7. chemo

    chemo True Jungle Brother

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    take a look over at kustom pc's too. excellent site for cooling

    :)

    h**p://www.kustompcs.co.uk/
     

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