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    Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Bit of a conundrum here. Recently picked up both of these chips on Ebay for a steal. The FX55 chip arrived without a heatsink (for the price I got on this chip I don't blame the seller thats for sure. The 4800 dual core (toledo) came basically unopened with the factory compound still on the bottom of the sink (Heat pipe stock cooler) as it had never been used. Both of these chips will be going into DFI boxes one an SLI rig the other the ultra D non SLI. The SLI rig is currently running an opteron 148 at close to 3ghz, the other non sli is running a 4200X2 at just under 2.5ghz. The 148 opteron in the SLI rig used as my main gaming machine is where the FX55 will be housed is cooled by an XP120, the 4200X2 non sli is running an Artic cooling freezer pro.

    Heres the catch when I install the FX55 in my SLI gaming rig I'm kinda at a loss as to which cooling I should use. The 4800X2 came with one of those beautiful heatpipes right outta the box as a cooling solution. I'm not sure whether or not I should use my XP120 on the FX55 or the Dual core 4800X2. I know the operateing voltage of the 4800X2 is 1.3V by default but which one of these chips SHOULD get the XP120 and which should get an Artic Cooling freezer pro or the AMD stock heatpipe sink?

    I just want to get a feel for what most of you folks think I should do. The 4800X2 will be folding 24/7 and I've noticed the dual cores get pretty warm when both cores are fully loaded. I want to know before I start tearing stuff down for the CPU swap outs. Neither of these sinks install in a jiffy if you know what I mean XP120 and Artic cooling freese pro. The stock heatpipe of the 4800 looks to be a simple install. Either way I'm not about to undertake either of the installs without removeing the boards from the case as I wouldn't want to risk either board or the new processors.

    Thanx in advance for any insight from someone with experience.
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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    They are both good HS's, asumming the xp 120 will be quieter I'd use that to decide.

    A lot of guys an gals in the folding forum here use dual cores 24/7 so you can ask them how the stock cooler does, as I recall, no one felt they had to relpace the heatpipe stock cooler, but as you know a few tried for better cooling so that's where to ask what happened. http://forums.pcper.com/forumdisplay.php?f=31


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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Agree... the stock heatpipe coolers are very nice and do the job very well indeed.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Stock coolers are great. But the Arctic's are almost as good. I would say it is a real toss up. Either will cool great on either chip.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    I'm using the Stock Heatpipe heatsink with my 4400+ X2 and it cools very well.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Agree there too. Not a bean's worth of difference between the stock 4 pipe cooler and a freezer 64 pro. Both are excellent.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    How are the stock coolers for noise? Thanks for all the input thusfar.
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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Very quiet. It uses a variable speed fan, rpm determined by inside case air temp. ~ 2800 RPM at 32C. ~ 5500 RPM at 42C.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    Very quiet. It uses a variable speed fan, rpm determined by inside case air temp. ~ 2800 RPM at 32C. ~ 5500 RPM at 42C.
    I agree. Very quiet compared to the Aluminum stock heatsink normally provided by AMD.

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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Well folks I tore the SLI box down today (the one that had the XP120), installed the FX55 (this thing ROCKS). I installed the AMD Heatpipe cooler and my fully loaded temp is 42C idle about 34C. The AMD heatpipe appears to have be made by foxxcon at least thats what is stamped on the side of mine and I have to agree its quite quiet. Can't hear it compared to a couple of other fans I have in the box but thats of little or no consequence. Its fall here in Southern Ontario, cool outside (still above freezing) but I'm basically heating the house with computers. I have seven boxes running full time and sometimes 8 if I have one on the work bench. I service and build as a hobby. I think if I tryed to slip one more box in here my wife would go over the top. I'm still folding for NforcersHQ (we've dropped from about 94 to 107th over the past six months or so. Hopefully in the next few weeks we can attract a few new ACTIVE crunchers but things don't look to promising. I'm thinking of switching alliances if things don't improve as far as folders is concerned. Anyway I'm kinda rambling just want to say thanks to all that responded. As always its greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    I just put my amd heatpipe on my 165 and it's working better than the Artic Cooler freezer pro that I have on my X2-4200 by 6C with a higher overclock.
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    Re: Heat sinks for 4800X2 and FX55

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    Agree... the stock heatpipe coolers are very nice and do the job very well indeed.
    I am with BWM I bought one of those 4800+ CPus and the stock does as good as the zalman and is quieter
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