Scythe Samurai rev B heatsink - feedback

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My self-built system has a 3.0GHz P4 Prescott S478 installed and has
always been a major headache on the heat issue using the standard
Intel heatsink and fan. My mobo is an Abit IS7-E2 (a medium spec
mobo as I don't do gaming/overclocking etc).

Typical idle temps were 50-51C and when it was given some work to do
would quickly rise to 65-69C. Consequently, the fan was running flat
out at 3000-3500 rpm all the time. Alarm bells and fan noise were two
add-on problems.

Several days ago I bought a new Scythe Samurai Rev B heatsink from
Quiet-PC in the UK and installed it immediately. Cost: 19.99 sterling.
The new heatsink installed easy-peazy using the 478 clips provided.
The Scythe heatsink comes with a highly polished copper base.

The difference is amazing.

My CPU idle temps are now down to about 40C and only rise to 51-54C
when working hard. Thus the fan is turned down to about 550rpm using
SpeedFan giving me a much cooler system and quieter operation.

(I am not connected in any way with Quiet-PC or Scythe).

Re: Scythe Samurai rev B heatsink - feedback

On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 13:19:58 +0100  'hummingbird'
posted this onto alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt:

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The Scythe Samurai also comes with the necessary clips etc to install
it on a 775 CPU mobo and several others.

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