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Cooling Heatsink for Core 2 CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sbarts, 2 Oct 2007.

  1. sbarts

    sbarts What's a Dremel?

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    I'm looking for a decent and easy to install (Don't really want to remove my motherboard from the case) heatsink. I'm currently using the supplied Intel one which isn't to bad on the niose and installation front but is not the best cooler in the world. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF What's a Dremel?

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    what mobo & are you overclocking?
    budget?
     
  3. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I have just installed an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro. It has simple push pins, so all you need to do is remove the old heatsink by rotating the pins, clean the processor and stick this one on. It comes with its own pre-applied thermal paste which seems to work ok.

    It has dropped my temps by about 12C (CPU) and 4C(MoBo) but I have found it a little noisier, although I haven't yet adjusted the PWM control for it.

    EDIT: and it only cost about £17
     
  4. sbarts

    sbarts What's a Dremel?

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    I've got the Asus P5B and have moderately overclocked my E6320 to 2.5.
     
  5. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    I also have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, awesome cooling power!
     
  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Freezer 7 Pro - cheap, easy to install, works well.
     
  7. tzang

    tzang Traditional Nutter

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    Another vote goes to the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Well priced, good cooling and quiet.
     
  8. sbarts

    sbarts What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like I know what i'm getting now. I'm off to find the cheapest place. Thanks all.
     
  9. thefriscokid

    thefriscokid why s**t so crazy?

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    zalman 9500 led
     
  10. dr_bowtie

    dr_bowtie What's a Dremel?

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    I'd get a Zalman 9700 if I were going to get one...not much more and tons better...I love mine and installation is a breeze...
     
  11. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    My vote goes to the Arctic freezer pro too, I have the 64 version, for an amd only difference is the mounting bracket, and have never had a problem with it.
     
  12. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    Scythe Ninja can go in fanless if you want, or attach a fan to it for really nice cooling. It is more pricey though
     
  13. morris8809

    morris8809 Minimodder

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    well to me the intel heatsink works great, my e6300 idles at 28C and maxes at 38C.
     
  14. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I have a thermaltake maxorb. easy to install, no force required when putting the pushpins in. not that expensive either.
     
  15. Elio

    Elio What's a Dremel?

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    friend of mine bought the maxorb by thermaltake got great results.easy to install cheap and reasonbly noisy when fan on max rpm...
     
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  16. ccsharry

    ccsharry What's a Dremel?

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    thermalright ultima 90i!! never go for zalman!! they are noise and inefficient!!
     
  17. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    Have you actually used many Zalmans? And how can a heatsink be inefficient, anyway?
     
  18. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I rather like the Zalmans I've used, especially for graphic card cooling.
     
  19. sheninat0r

    sheninat0r What's a Dremel?

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    you could also try the asetek vapochill micro... its on par with some watercooling kits (koolance exos-2 and aquagate mini), cools surrounding areas of the mobo, and weighs only 355g with the fan
     
  20. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    the Zalman 9500 is currently the most noisy component in my PC while gaming........ i would recommend Freezer Pro 7 or a Tuniq Tower 120
     
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