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Postby Porphyria » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:06 pm

Is there such a thing? I have only heard of unlocking Athlons. Is it even possible to unlock a Pentium 4? I'm looking into getting a 1.6A and overclocking it to 2.4ghz and up. Anybody have any thought on this? Are my goals set foolishly high? Suggestions on a HSF and mobo would also be very helpful.
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Postby Tolemac » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:11 pm

No, you cannot unlock a Pentium 4 CPU. 2.4GHz is not unreasonable with the right mobo and memory.
Any of the top three or four boards on our ranking chart for Intel boards will do the trick, especially the Soyo P4S Dragon Ultra and the Abit IT7 MAX.
I only recommend the Thermaltake Volcano 7+ for HSF. Best at it's price without a doubt. 8)
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Postby Porphyria » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:18 pm

I was originally going to choose the V7+ but then I heard about the Thermalright AX-478 heatsink which beat even the Swiftie cooler in cooling performance for about 30 bucks for the bare heat sink. If I coupled this with a Vantec Tornado 80mm fan, I figure I could get maximum cooling. 8) But then again, I hear they're awful loud... Is there a way to get a variable fan speed control on the Vantec fan so I could choose the noise level like on the V7+?
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Postby Tolemac » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:34 pm

You'd have to go with an Enermax adjustable speed fan. They come in all the right sizes. Better check to make sure that the Thermalright will fit the board you want, as it is quite large and some of the boards can't take it.
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Postby Porphyria » Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:42 pm

Thanks for the help, Tolemac. So there's nothing I can buy to control the speed of the Vantec fan? Shoot. Is there a list of mobos that are compatible with the Thermalright heatsink.
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Postby Tolemac » Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:01 pm

After going to the Thermalright web page, I can find no list of mobos only the actual dimensions of the HS. Be sure to know what they are when looking at boards.
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Postby The Disturbance » Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:27 pm

For fan control, try to use one of Thermaltake's fan settings...
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Postby Porphyria » Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:31 pm

What? I'm talking about the Vantec Tornado fan on a Thermalright heatsink.
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Postby Porphyria » Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:48 pm

Nice, thanks alot for the link. Now I wonder how loud that fan is at low RPM...
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