Cooler Question..

  BaboonBoy22 20:48 07 Jul 2005

Not entirly sure if these will be ok together: Cooling: Thermaltake CPU Heatpipe X Intel S775, MOBO: ASUS P5GD1, CPU: Intel P4 530 (775). Plus I've never really seen these screw in coolers, only the clip jobbies.. the cooler looks like it could damage the mobo under its weight (ie when its in a tower case). I dont no.. just concerns me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  BaboonBoy22 21:23 07 Jul 2005


  BaboonBoy22 21:54 07 Jul 2005


  De Marcus 21:56 07 Jul 2005

The heatsinks are all designed to be light enough for any mobo to withstand the weight of. That coupled with the fact that most are made from lightweight metals such aluminium and copper.

  BaboonBoy22 22:00 07 Jul 2005

Is there ne difference between clip and screw ones.. or am i just being dim and the clips are there to make it easier to take em out?

  De Marcus 22:02 07 Jul 2005

Clips make installation a breeze, screws are more awkward, but not difficult.

  gudgulf 22:04 07 Jul 2005

That's not quite true....there are a number of heatsinks out there that are approaching a kilogram in weight and need special reinforced mountings fitting to the motherboard.I have one such cooler click here

Baboon Boy22,Thermaltake make quite a number of heatpipe cpu coolers.....which model do you have in mind? And if you are thinking of something similar to the one I use may I ask the reason you need such a cooler?

  User-312386 22:05 07 Jul 2005

the retainers are there so they are "pulled down" tight onto the cpu, so the heatsink touches it tightly and thus expelling heat to the heatsink

  BaboonBoy22 22:05 07 Jul 2005

I see. :)
This particular heatsink/fan says its for a P4 prescott it shouldn't matter that mine's just a p4, should it?

  De Marcus 22:09 07 Jul 2005

Yes, but you got the bits in the box that support the extra weight, designed you could say to fit onto the mobo without problems ;-)

P.s. That's one bad boy HSF.

  BaboonBoy22 22:09 07 Jul 2005

This is the one i'm looking at click here

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