Mark Picone, Trainee Unix Administrator Information Technology Services Division Phone: 03 5227 8602 International: +61 3 5227 0806 Fax: 03 5227 8799 International: +61 3 5227 8799 Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au
> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of > spellberg_robert > Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 11:31 AM > To: fbsd_questions > Subject: [ free_bsd_questions ] selecting a cpu heatsink / fan combo > > greetings, all --- > > this isn't exactly a free_bsd question, --but--, > since free_bsd is popular w/ the i386 crowd and > there are many rugged individualists on these lists > who like to "roll their own", > i figure i'll get way less hyperbole and > more practical experience here, > than at some of the places i've visited today. > > > > i had always been able to find the cpu / heatsink / fan as a sub_assembly, > so, i didn't have to deal with this issue. > i'm making some new boxen to replace > some 800mhz_p3, 256mb units which will be re_assigned. > i found a mobo i like; d_ram just keeps getting cheaper; etc., etc. > i even found a processor that appeals to me, but, it's oem. > it's the p4 "641" which is 3200 mhz, 65 nm, 775 case. > the mobo maxes out at 2048mb, which is just fine. > these are probably the last single_"core" boxen that i will build. > > > > now, back in the day, i had acquired the skill of using my index finger to > properly apply that white_stuff, from the good folks at wakefield, > to the tops of uhf pa transistors, from the good folks at motorola. > no, this isn't a case of fear. > > it's that i don't recognize so many of the manufacturers names. > some look familiar, but they might just be > similar to something i remember from long ago. > > q: would anyone care to wax rhapsodic > about any manufacturer > with whose heatsink / fan combo product[s] > they have had good success ? IMO: Pure copper zalman heatsink/fan combo (cant go wrong) > > q: is there a short list of manufacturers > who are "generally accepted" as > producers of reliable products > [ as is, e. g., antec, for cases and power_supplies ] ? IMO: Antec/Super Micro > > q: conversely, > are there any manufacturers with justifiably bad reputations ? > > > > i have seen several diameters described as appropriate for the 775. > > q: should i prefer any particular size ? No > > > > wakefield is still around, but there are other names. > > q: are there any opinions, pro or con, about thermal compounds ? Eh? We are talking a few degrees here. > > > > noise_level is not a criterion in this situation. > i'll err on the side of more cf/m. > > money doesn't appear to be an issue. > i've seen a range of $_10 to $_130, so far, but, > most are $_15 to $_30 or so. > > > > thanks in advance for any advice. > please cc. > > rob > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
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