AMD Retail HSFs get improvement

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited July 2003 in Science & Tech
Just got an email from AMD today:

AMD Introduces New, Quieter PIBs!

Starting with the AMD Athlon(TM) XP processor 3000+ and higher, we have made several improvements to our Processor-in-a-Box product.
Improvements include much quieter CPU coolers and a 6-tab clip
for stable, solid socket mounting.

Read more about the changes here:


  • Omega65Omega65 Philadelphia, Pa
    edited July 2003
    <a href="; target=_blank>The Inq: AMD acts to quieten down its fans</a>

    "AMD told its resellers that it's made several improvements to the fan, the chief of which is making the pesky things quieter.

    It also told its resellers in a missive yesterday that the ball bearing design gives better reliability and will assault their customers' ears to the tune of less than 34 dBA.

    It also claims that the heatsinks have more copper content, it's supplying a "more secure" retaining clip, and that even with all of its improvements, the weight is still less than 300 grams.

    Pretty soon, each processor in a box will be bar coded and you'll be able to see it through the plastic covering."
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited July 2003
    My only problem is with the use of the word "quieten" instead of "quiet"... but I'm picky con la lengua.
  • Geeky1Geeky1 University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA, USA)
    edited July 2003
    Uh... guys? Isn't this old news? The fans on my 2500 retail heatsinks are near silent, and they do an OK job...
  • Al_CapownAl_Capown Indiana
    edited July 2003
    Recent 2500 i bought came with the 6 point clip, but it's set aside for use on my video card.
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