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Dp-102 Review For P4


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Yo's.

 

I picked up the dp-102 for my p4 last weekend, but had some issues.

 

The sink is pre-assembled for Athlon CPUs, which means that if you want to use it with a p4 you have to disassemble it and bolt-on the p4 bottom plate.

 

Unfortunately, the plate/supertube assembly for p4 in the version I got doesn't fit properly. With the bottom not even close to flat, the sink works poorly (as expected) and yields temps in the high 60s under load. ack!

 

I called the company and immediately connected to their support rep. He assured me that a few of these went out with bad p4 plates and he would send me a new one. I should have my 2.4c chip today from Will Smith and I'm hoping to get that sink by tomorrow so I can spend part of the weekend building and testing the system.

 

The sink had to be modified to fit the standard p4 socket as well. The retention mechanisms hit not the caps or the northbridge cooler as expected, but instead actually hit the mechanism to which they are supposed to attach.

 

This took about 20 minutes to fix with a dremel. With the fan guards cut away and the new plate, I hope to have good news to report after I've had a chance to test it.

 

I was impressed with AeroCool's support, and the sink looks to be ready to blow away my current cooling setup.

 

Wish me luck getting a good fit between the new plate and the supertube. I had started to lap the thing to "make it fit" but luckily thought better of it and called AeroCool.

 

So, where's the official dp-102 review? :)

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hate to hear that. the review should be up today or tommorow. i tested it on athlon system but i did mention the the heatsink base plates needs to be changed for the p4 system witch might be a turn off for some users. i was getting great temps thou

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I'd be pleased to write something up and take a few pics of the modifications required for p4 use. I mentioned to the guy at Aerocool that I would offer you my review notes (I was careful to mention I was a site participant, not an official reviewer or employee) since I figured you would probably write it up for Athlon.

 

If they are of use, great, if not, you can throw them away. I should have them to you a day after I receive the new plate.. if it fits.

 

Bottom line, if you want to stick this thing in a p4, get a dremel.

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Im not too impressed...

IF YOU READ THE REVIEW they ran into the SAME problem I had with the capacitors.....

THERMALRIGHT FOREVER :)

 

I told ya all that thing was crap in another post, and no one believed me .......

BTW Sticky... I had that same problem with it not being able to rest flat on the plate....

That thing is crap.. PERIOD!

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I hear you guys, what a shame that Thermalright has NO CLUE and I can't purchase their products at an actual store... I live in Nor-Cal, I can buy Original Atari parts at a nearby outlet, but 12 stores, including 2 that Thermalright recommended, do not have the product.

 

1 store has it, 45 miles away, in a really bad crime area (Oakland/Berkeley). The traffic and crime make it ludicrous to go there anywhere close to dusk/night time.

 

 

On the upside, Aerocool sent me a new plate. I'll let y'all know how it works.

 

If the dp-102 is a total piece of crap, I'll drive over to Berkeley tomorrow and pickup a thermalright, but I'll be crap pissed if I have to. The dp-102 rates good and will cool well if the plate fits.

 

Let's put it this way, with the plate on wrong and a bad sink surface, I was getting 65c at [email protected] - If the plate fits, I should be able to take it to 3.6 and beyond!

 

Funk Thermalright for having such a good product that I can't even find to purchase. Thats just lame..

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I dont understand whats the issue with ordering online.....

Youve spent more time with that "aerocool" crap IMHO your sp-94 would be at your house installed by now...

Funk Aerocool :P they've wasted more time than any company...

I had the same problems with that dp-102 (bought it at fry's for my friends 2.4c, he didn't want to wait for the SP-94 too, so he picked up that zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu at frys for a replacement)

Load temps of 35-38c at my house, even less at his he runs a/c 24/7)

and a cpl more things about that dp crap...

they use small screws for that plate (if you notice the plate bends as your screwing it in... that thing is crap!)

And you can't even put two fans on it with our boards.... (ie p4c800, i875, p4p800... etc..)

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I got the new plate, the surface is coated with something.. maybe nickel. Anyhow, it isn't flat in the least. However, the supertube protrudes through the plate so the plate shouldn't even be contacting the cpu how (which is how I always thought it should fit).

 

I think I'm tired of reinstalling windows and I'm going to play some games tonight instead. Tomorrow I'll crack open the new parts and will's chip and see what I can do with them.

 

The dp-102 fits in my board (dremel powah!) and should cool well.

 

I dont understand whats the issue with ordering online.....

 

IG bud.. Instant Gratification.. How long could you stare at a blister pack of OCZ PC4200 EL and let it sit there while you waited for a heat sink to arrive?

 

I'm not good at that, but I'm working on it. I waited for the chip this time instead of buying the 3.0c that was in-stock, so I'm getting better!

 

I also really didn't like the noise factor from the sp94, that delta fan is rediculous. I have a thermaltake cooler sitting here if I wanted my computer to sound like a vacuum cleaner... It's the same problem with fans, nobody in town carries panaflo, so when I figure out I need a fan, I can either wait several days and pay 15+, or go to frys and get something almost as good for 10 bucks.

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I also really didn't like the noise factor from the sp94, that delta fan is rediculous. I have a thermaltake cooler sitting here if I wanted my computer to sound like a vacuum cleaner... It's the same problem with fans, nobody in town carries panaflo, so when I figure out I need a fan, I can either wait several days and pay 15+, or go to frys and get something almost as good for 10 bucks.

First off the sp-94 doesn't come with a delta.. you choose what fan you want for it either 80 or 92mm....

Secondly i have ystech, delta, and some tornado fans and you know what solves the noise issue...

A FAN controller :P

BTW i picked up my Vantec fan controller at FRYS as well...

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