Need Best Heatsink ,Fan and Thermal Compound.?

  bch8132311 01:39 13 May 05

I have an AMD FX-53 Socket 940 and want the best heatsink and fan and suggestions for thermal compound.....?

Cheers in Anticipation


  vinnyT 11:49 13 May 05

A.N.Other mag did a test of hsfs last month. The most relevent to is is the Akasa AK913 (confusingly, also known as Evo33), make sure you get the No. right, as the AK912 is for P4 487.

This hsf came top of Athlon 64 hsfs, both for ease of installation and cooling.

It was 17degrees cooler at 4000rpm and 13degrees at 2000 than the stock (or supplied) hsf that came with the cpu.

Price is @ £25 inc vat. from Scan (check out their today only section, as I got it for £18.13).

As for thermal compound, I use arctic silver5, this get good reviews.

Hope this helps.

  vinnyT 11:52 13 May 05


Just checked scan and they have it for £21.14 at

click here

it's the 8th down.

  bch8132311 22:48 13 May 05

Thanx Vinny T........Useful link have already ordered of Scan ......Cheers


  vinnyT 18:39 14 May 05


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