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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

I'm looking into getting an aftermarket heatsink for my E8400 Wolfdale processor. It hasn't been running hot or anything, I've just heard the aftermarket ones with more metal do a better job of cooling which I don't think ever hurt anything. There are really so many out there, I'm not quite sure which one is the best. Is there any unanimously chosen heatsink?




*Daedalus

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#2 10 years ago

Ya know, you don't have to create a thread for every new component you're looking for, Google is helpful in these situations... I'll save you a lot of time however, and tell you that the best cooler is the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme - it rivals many liquid-cooling kits.




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#3 10 years ago

I tried leaving everything in one thread a long time ago and no one ever responded. Anyways, I was wondering about heatsink only designs. How does that possibly keep the processor cool with no fan on it? I thought big heatsinks with a fan did a better job but not purely heatsinks, especially with something that produces as much heat as a processor.




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#4 10 years ago

The one I said will work as a heatsink. If you're overclocking you'll need a fan. If you want to know how a heatsink works, again: GOOGLE! WIKI! How do you think everyone else found out about this stuff?




Shintsu

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#5 10 years ago

When I type stuff like that into Google I almost invariably get stuff that has reviews of a heatsink or wants to sell me a heatsink. Sometimes I'll even get stuff like heatsinks for something non-PC related. Christ, that's why this is the Tech section to ask questions in...




Chocu1a

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#6 10 years ago

Zalman 9700 ::: Zalman, leading the world of Quiet Computing Solutions :::

big, beautiful, & awesome. I have one on my AMD x2, works for all current socket types.




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#7 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4381877How do you think everyone else found out about this stuff?

Other forums. Or painful experience...

I <3 Thermalright. But Scythe's gi-fracking-normous tower designs are about the best passive cooling option out there, and aren't too shabby with a fan, either.

I personally use a little copper plate mated to a Delrin chamber with a pair of G1/4 taps for 1/2" barbs...




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#8 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4381877The one I said will work as a heatsink. If you're overclocking you'll need a fan. If you want to know how a heatsink works, again: GOOGLE! WIKI! How do you think everyone else found out about this stuff?

The same way he is, by asking people, if you don't like how many threads he's posting, then don't read them. Theres no forum rule that states he can't ask multiple threads in a few days, in Tech area threads die, fast. Anyways, the cooler on the E8400 is fine, if you want another one because you have money to burn, then fine, but if your CPU is getting hot with that stock cooler, something funky is up with the CPU, more then likely, they didn't put enough thermal stripes on the heatsink. However, any after market CPU cooler with a large heatsink, and 90MM or bigger fan, will do fine. My E8400 under load, runs at only 30C on the Stock Cooler, I can OC to 3.8GHZ on the stock cooler too, which raises its load temps to near 60C If you notice lag with the E8400 which you will, its not the CPU, its Stupid intel and their inability to produce a new slot architecture, the bus of the architecture isn't enough for the E8400's power. LGA775 supports a 1333 bus, yes, but the CPU uses it all depending on what your doing. I notice non-stop lag with my E8400 while playing some games that depend on CPU heavily, BUT my cpu is not hot, nor does it sit on 100% usage, its simply because Intel, unlike AMD, havn't redesigned the architecture since the P4's, same old LGA775




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#9 10 years ago

There is a little duct that comes with the Ultra 120 eXtreme. It stretches from the heatsink to a case fan.