I need to decide on a new CPU cooler for my system. I've OC'd the CPU to 3.71, temp wise according to speedfan it is no hotter then normal, 47 - 50C. However for longevity I want a CPU cooler. Basically, the best on this list...http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf I know there is not much selection. Preferably it will keep the CPU nice and cool, while being powerful enough to move around the warm air. I've discovered that while my system stays nice and cool, there is alot of warm air not being drawn out of the case just above the GPU, and around the CPU. So heres what Im after... Big Heatsink No Backplate (My mobo is a bitch to remove the existing backplate heatsink) Powerful ish fan
I've been thinking about the Thermaltake Duos, but they push air down, Would be great if the fan was verticle the the mobo rather then horizontal
Hellow there ^^
Which is your motherboard ?
EX48-DQ6 E8400 OC'd @ 3.71GHz Kingston (Generic Cheap Kingston) 4GB Kit 800 OC'd @ 986MHz 8800GT OC'd @750/1850/950
Not alot of heat but a substantial amount to affect the components
:hmm: ... closest named motherboard I could find was GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview - GA-X48-DQ6 ... is it this one ?
It's important that we know exactly, for some heatinks won't fit on some motherboards for shape reasons, because of how close to the sockets some components are, etc.
Close enough, the EX48 does exist, it just has two Gigabit Ethernet ports rather then one. Hmm, Unless the X48-DQ6 Includes two ethernet ports as default. However I agree that all I can find is the X48 DQ6. That must be it then. Eitherway, the Ex48-DQ6 and X48-DQ6 would be identical... The EX38-DS4 and X38-DS4 were also identical, only the EX had two ethernet ports. FWIW: CPU-Z 1.47 HTML report file
OK I guess the layout should be identical then ^^
Well, I'll have something else to do for now, but since we have a "reference" board, I suppose someone else will be able to help you in finding the best compatible heatsink :}
By the way, if you want to do some serious overclocking, maybe you should consider some watercooling solution instead of fan+heatsink ?
Ah, yeah. I would love to, problem is that my case is the Thermaltake Saprano Mid Tower. Its TINY! not really, biggest mid tower I've come across, and upgrading the case at the moment is an expensive out of the question task. I want to get the Coolermaster Cosmos RC1100 (Cosmos S) but thats 280ex. I get 320 a week, that leaves no money for petrol or food lol. I'm looking into another case option thats cheaper, but none of good cooling, are big enough and are cheap enough. Stupid nVidia should learn to make GPUs smaller and fit in cases, not cases having to be built to fit the GPU
I grabbed an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro when I bought my E8400 and it's done great for a relatively cheap cooler. I got to 4.20ghz (from 3.00) with it, and temps are not holding it back (ram/bus speed are I presume). The fins are vertical, fan mounted on the right blowing air through the fins to the back of the case (right towards the case fan).
So yeah, I was saying temps wern't getting to hot, but I apparently lied. CPU at the moment is running at 61 and my BIOS now wont stfu with its fail warnings that its to hot, and im to lazy to reboot to increase the threshold, so I kinda of have to invest this week
61*C at load? Thats perfectly fine