Golden Orb sucks, can anyone recommend a good P3 HS/Fan?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff, May 15, 2002.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

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    I can not for the life of me, attach the clip to lock the Golden Orb in place. It just won't budge and I know if I force it, I will kill the CPU.

    So, I am forced to get another P3 heatsink/fan. Can anyone recommend one that is good and is easy to attach?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Jeff

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    Ok, with considerable force, I got the clip to attach this time.

    Actually I tried deleting this post but I guess only MODS can. Still, I've read horror stories on Google about Thermaltake Orbs and their clips. One guy even said he killed his CPU, which I thought I might have as well.

    Jeff
     
  3. Camp

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    As bad as the clip may be they cool even worse. Look cool but poor performance.
     
  4. Max Leung

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    The orbs suck, yep.

    The problems with killing CPUs are typically with the AMD CPUs. Because the chip is slightly raised, leaving a square bulge exposed, it is very very easy to crush a side of the CPU. The Intel CPUs are far less prone to that, as the whole surface is flush with the package.
     
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    Alpha's have a pretty flexible clip and they offer great performance. P3's don't run very hot in the first place, so an Alpha would be more than adequate.
     
  6. Jeff

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    Can anyone give me a link to this Alpha fan?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  7. AaronNWilson

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    Jeff my experience with the orbs has been that they are pretty quiet. If your system is running stable I would recommend that you stick with the orb. Noise is such an important factor than you won't realize it until you buy a HS/fan that sounds like a jet engine.
     

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