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I see alot of people are using the XP-90 Heatsink. Is this a good choice? Is it easily installed? Do I have to modify anything to make it fit? Should I get Aluminum or Copper? What fan should I use?

 

Does the fan blow down onto the heatsink or up from the heatsink?

 

Thanks!

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the xp 90 is an excellent choice. you don't need to do anything to it. i would stick with the aluminum one. a lot lighter and only couple degrees difference between the two

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the xp 90 is an excellent choice. you don't need to do anything to it. i would stick with the aluminum one. a lot lighter and only couple degrees difference between the two
Agreed & very good advice! :nod:

 

A 92mm Panaflo 48/57/68 CFM fan is recommend, also.

 

$25 at Jab-Tech & SVC!

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I actually found it alittle hard to install. Havent ever installed a Athlon64 before, someone with any problem solving skills could figure it out.

 

The instructions were a little bare. but performance was Great. Good Choice.

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Thanks for the info! Just ordered the XP-90 and panaflo fan.

 

Should the fan blow down towards the heatsink, or up?

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Thanks for the info! Just ordered the XP-90 and panaflo fan.

 

Should the fan blow down towards the heatsink, or up?

You won't regret the purchase :cool: I have one right now combined with a Panaflo H1A. Awesome.

 

You'd want the fan to "blow up" (suck air from the HS, not blow onto it).

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Thanks for the info! Just ordered the XP-90 and panaflo fan.

 

Should the fan blow down towards the heatsink, or up?

I have mine blowing down , it also cools the memory and PWMIC.

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According to physics and all that junk, the XP-90 SHOULD perform as well or better than the XP-90C.

 

See, the difference between COPPER and ALUMINIUM is that...

 

Copper absorbs heat MUCH faster than Aluminium....

 

....while Aluminium dissapates heat MUCH better & faster than Copper...

 

...so if that's totally correct, the XP-90 regular SHOULD be the best, because of its COPPER base and ALUMINIUM fin's. :D

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i have the heatsink fan blowing on the heatsink an i like to have all case fans on the side and front intaking air. i made three blowholes to exhaust the heat since heat rises.

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