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10-Way P4 Heatsink Roundup
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 06/15/2002 02:21 PM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Tweakers Australia has updated their Pentium 4 Socket 478 Heatsink Roundup.
If you own a Socket 478 Pentium 4, you may have already noticed that the cooler you got with the CPU is barely audible - even more so if you made the transition from an AMD based system. The main reason behind this is because nearly all P4 coolers work a whole lot better than most of their Socket A counterparts, simply because their bigger, and capable of tackling larger fans that can push more cubic feet of air per minute through a larger array of fins on the heatsink. The surface temperature of the P4 may very well get just as hot as the AMD processors, but the heatsinks efficiency is improved by a larger contact patch on the P4 as opposed to the tiny 10x10mm patch on the XP.